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 email@example.com, or give us a call at 1-877-680-0200 / 905-760-0111.
Earlier today I came across the phrase “Character is what you are when no one is looking.” It reminded me of how we ask people to respond to the Personality Dimensions® assessment: as they are when they are relaxed, maybe sitting at home with a good cup of tea or coffee.
The process of developing, and evolving, an online version of the Personality Dimensions® assessment has been interesting to say the least. I have certainly learned a lot of lessons along the way. I stand in awe of those programmers and visionaries who have made, and continue to make, big strides in this technology.
One of those strides has resulted in a new way for facilitators to make Personality Dimensions® available to their clients. Entitled Self-Registration Link for Clients, facilitators can share their specifically designated links any way they wish – via e-mail, text message, social media groups / events, however they find it easiest – to communicate with their clients. As a facilitator, you have a series of unique URL links that you can share with your clients that allow them to self-register directly to your account. These URLs can be found at the bottom of you Profile screen, which is accessible from the Dashboard Menu.
If you have any questions about using your Self-Registration Links for Clients, most of the answers can be found on page 10 of the user guide, found on your facilitator dashboard. If you are still stumped, you can reach out to our tech support genius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to hear from you with suggestions about how to make Personality Dimensions® more easily accessible to your clients. Keep in touch – Personality Dimensions® continues to grow – did you see that we passed the million assessments taken mark – because of you!
Onward and upward from the Inquiring Green in the back office!
Denise Hughes is the Director and owner of Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. and general editor of Personality Dimensions® materials and products. She just noticed the calendar and realized it is just past the 41st anniversary of her introduction to career and type and temperament materials. Those experiences and the expertise she gained through her years with the Guidance Centre, University of Toronto, and now with CLSR, continue to shape the direction that both Career/LifeSkills Resources and Personality Dimensions® take.
Just as Santa Claus has to make his list and check it twice every year, Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. has to do its annual inventory count… and there are a lot of Personality Dimensions® resources to list, and check twice; every Picture Card, every Dimensions card, and every Participant Pack needs to be accounted for. The staff will be working tirelessly over the next two days to make this happen. I suggested to management that we just count up the number of Inquiring Greens, Resourceful Oranges, Authentic Blues, and Organized Golds since there are always four. Needless to say I was told to get back to counting!
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