Personality Dimensions® Statistics

PD-Stats-beachThis year we told The PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) that he couldn’t go on his vacation until he published the yearly Personality Dimensions® statistics. Working diligently with his eye on the prize, he churned out this year’s report.

Once again The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at CLSR Inc. would like to thank all of the Certified Trainers who took the time to send in their workshop statistics over the past year.  Collecting workshop statistics allows us to do further research on the reliability and validity of Personality Dimensions®.  If you look at the Primary Colour Breakdowns over the past 14 years, you will notice very little change with them over time; In fact, there is no change from last year and the year before in the percentage breakdowns. How’s that for reliability?!?! Full statistics for the Canadian market, including this year’s, are published every year in July and are posted at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/published-statistics

Collecting workshop statistics also helps us in creating new products.  For example, the job categories found in Career Dimensions™ were taken directly from the statistics reported to us by Certified Trainers. Your statistics also helped us in developing the recently released PD for Youth Online™, and PD Basics Online.

We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session, even if you had your clients take the assessment online,  that you keep track of your participants’ Primary Colour Preference, and Introversion/Extraversion preference.  You can find a form on the USB included with your Building Blocks/Manual to do this.  Statistics can then be faxed to 905-760-0113, or emailed to stats@clsr.ca.  You can also submit your statistics through the web at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/submit-your-statistics.

Once received at our office, our PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) diligently processes and categorizes every number and colour submitted!  Also, remember to submit your statistics even if you are administering Personality Dimensions® Online.  Remember that the assessment component isn’t the final word on an individual’s primary colour, especially if scores are close; clarification also comes from the Brightening Group exercises in a workshop.

Until next time, join us in wishing PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) safe travels and a relaxing vacation.

Personality Dimensions® Statistics

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PD Stats Robot (Patent Pending)

The PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) got out of his storage closet… I mean office…  and took an early vacation before crunching a year’s worth of Personality Dimensions® workshop statistics, so this year’s published statistics are a little later than usual.  The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at CLSR Inc. would like to thank all of the Certified Trainers who took the time to send in their workshop statistics over the past year.  Collecting workshop statistics allows us to do further research on the reliability and validity of Personality Dimensions®.  If you look at the Primary Colour Breakdowns over the past 13 years, you will notice very little change with them over time; In fact, there is no change over last year’s percentage breakdowns.  Full statistics for the Canadian market, including this year’s are published every year in July and are posted at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/published-statistics

Collecting workshop statistics also helps us in creating new products.  For example, the job categories found in Career Dimensions™ were taken directly from the statistics reported to us by Certified Trainers. Your statistics also helped us in developing the upcoming PD for Youth Online™, and a few other things that will be announced in the coming months.

We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session, even if you had your clients take the assessment online,  that your keep track of your participants’ Primary Colour Preference, and Introversion/Extraversion preference.  You can find a form on the disk included with your Building Blocks/Manual to do this.  Statistics can then be faxed in to 905-760-0113, or emailed to stats@clsr.ca.  You can also submit your statistics through the web at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/submit-your-statistics.

Once received at our office, our PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) diligently processes and categorizes every number and colour submitted!  Also remember to submit your statistics even if you are administering Personality Dimensions® Online.  Remember that the assessment component isn’t the final word on an individual’s primary colour, especially if scores are close; clarification also comes from the Brightening Group exercises in a workshop.

Personality Dimensions® – PD Basics Online™ Now Available

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It has always been our aim to make Personality Dimensions® as widely accessible to as many people as possible around the world.  You may remember earlier this year we asked you, the ones who deliver Personality Dimensions® all the time, where you wanted us to focus our efforts next.  Overwhelmingly you told us that you wanted to have PD Basics™ put online… and we’ve done just that!  We could have just put the paper-based assessment online, but that just isn’t our style… we wanted to give your more.  PD Basics Online™ has all the same parts as the paper-based assessment but we’ve added to the report to include other areas: Getting Along With the four personalities, Problems Caused By, Rewarding each of the personalities, and descriptions of Preferred Work Environments.

PD Basics™ was created with lower English literacy skills in mind.  It was painstakingly edited, reviewed, re-edited, and reviewed many times over to bring it to a reasonable and consistent grade level;  It falls somewhere between a grade 4 -5 on the Flesch–Kincaid readability test.  It uses the same concepts, and some of the same terminology at the original Personality Dimensions® assessment, but removes the colloquialisms, and slang terms that can be difficult to understand for adults who are learning English, or have lower literacy skills.

If you’re working with youth/teenagers, this assessment isn’t for you.  We have a different version of Personality Dimensions® for them – PD for Youth™.  PD for Youth™ uses phrases, terminology, and life experiences that are more in line with this age group, and is more relatable.  Right now it is available in the paper-based format with Participant Packs™ and Dimensions Cards™, but we are working hard to get it up and running online for the beginning of September.  PD for Youth Online™ will have a bunch of new content for the report, and all new Dimensions Cards™, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.

Access to PD Basics Online™ has already been added to existing qualifying accounts on CLSRassessments.com, but if you want to try it out for yourself, let us know and we can add a free credit to your account so you can see how it looks.  Email us at info@clsr.ca, or give us a call at 1-877-680-0200 / 905-760-0111.

Personality Dimensions® – New Report

You asked for it, and we delivered!  Based on a recent survey,  and feedback to our customer service team we have added PD Basics to the suite of assessments available on CLSRassessments.com. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the new report and are testing the assessment to make sure that the results are accurate.  We will have it wrapped up and ready to go for the end of August.

The all new customized nine page report includes all the valuable information from the print version of PD in Action, plus an additional four areas for each colour, and an expanded section on Introversion/Extraversion.  All existing Personality Dimensions Facilitators with a CLSRassessments.com account will automatically get access to the assessment, so look for it in your control panel soon.

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Personality Dimensions® – Tech Support’s Top Ten

tech-contact-support-ss-1920PD-Online™ has been growing in popularity ever since it was first launched in 2007.  Trainers love the flexibility it allows them with different report options, and the time savings it creates in a workshop.  The addition of Retirement Dimensions™ and Career Dimensions™ gives Personality Dimensions® Certified Trainers even more options for working with clients.  These popular assessments are available on www.clsrassessments.com.  We’ve aimed to make the process of delivering Personality Dimensions® online as seamless as possible, but occasionally we all run into roadblocks we just can’t figure out; that’s why we have our resident tech support expert, Angie.  Angie has put together her list of the top 10 tech support questions she receives to help guide Personality Dimensions® trainers through the administration process.

Tech Support’s Top Ten

  1. How do I add a user/participant? There are 4 ways to add a participant. Note that an email address is required to add a user.
    • Individually via the Add a User button located at the bottom-middle of the Main Facilitator Control Page
    • Via CSV Upload tool located at the bottom-left of the Main Facilitator Control Page
    • Via the Client Management Key set up on your website, allowing users to register themselves to your facilitator account
    • Lab Link, which is similar to the Client Management Key, also allows for offline registration

 

  1. Where can I find a report? There are two ways to access reports.
    • Via the report icon (white rectangle with a green arrow) at the end of the participant’s name listed on the Main Facilitator Control Page. This will bring you to the user’s contact information page. Click on the same icon within this page to access the report
    • The “View Reports” button located on the left side of the Main Facilitator Control Page

 

  1. Why can’t the report be sent directly to the assessment taker?
    • Reports cannot be emailed directly to the participant as our assessments follow the standards set by the CPA and APA. The report must be sent to the facilitator as they are certified to interpret the report’s results

 

  1. I forgot my password. Can you tell me what it is?
    • Tech Support doesn’t have a master list of passwords. Passwords can be reset via the “Forgot Password?” button just above the login fields on our website

 

  1. How long does it take for the assessment results/report to be available?
    • The assessment report is usually available minutes after the assessment has been completed. The system will send an email advising the facilitator when the report is ready

 

  1. How long are reports kept?
    • Reports are retained for 180 days before they are purged from the system. We suggest that facilitator’s save a copy of each report should they require it for future use

 

  1. What’s the difference between the PD Profile report and the PD Professional report?
    • The main difference is how detailed the report is

 

  1. The system won’t let the assessment taker proceed?
    • This normally occurs when all questions have not been answered. Check to see that all questions have been answered

 

  1. I tried to register myself, but the system won’t accept it, why?
    • Typically, it’s because your email address is already registered in our system. We use the email address as the unique identifier.

 

  1. Why do all the options show up on the Personality Dimensions® report, when all cards were not selected for the assessment?
    • The report layout is consistent for all PD assessments. If some (or all) cards are not included in the assessment, the report will show ‘0’ for that card rather than ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, or ‘4’

 

If you aren’t using PD-Online™ yet, and would like to give it a try for yourself, send us an email and we will set you up with your own CLSRAssessments account.  If you are already using your account, and run into any problems, you can always click on the “Help” button from your account, or email resident tech support expert Angie at techsupport@clsr.ca.