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At Paradigm Personality Labs, we are are always researching, learning and evolving. We believe strongly in the Big Five approach and we want to educate others about how effective it can be in human resources, organization development, leadership training and more. Check out our array of videos, blog posts and downloads and learn with us!

Articles

A New Paradigm – Why We Rebranded
Managing Micromanagers – from Pierce’s Blog
An Introduction to the Five Factor Model and the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™
Buddy, Can You Paradigm
Reliability and Validity of the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™
2017 Big Five Research Presentation
McCrae, R.R., & Costa, P.T.  (1989).  Reinterpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator From the Perspective of the Five-Factor Model of Personality.  Journal of Personality, 57(1),17-40.

Book Excerpts

The Owner’s Manual for Personality at Work, 2nd ed. – A must-have introduction to the Big Five—contains how-to suggestions for relationships, career planning, learning style, and more.
The Trait Toolkit – The Trait Toolkit is a resource guide of tools to use with individuals and groups who are exploring personality in order to develop themselves, work together more effectively, and build capacities for leadership.
The Owner’s Manual for Values at Work – A 21st-century update of the 1970s classic Values Clarification with applications for the workplace. Shows how values inform decisions at work, at home, and at play.
The Values Toolkit – Seven scripts that will take you step-by-step through using values in leadership development and career planning, and 42 activities that will enliven all aspects of workplace activity, from team building to succession planning.
The Owner’s Manual for Happiness – Happiness is overrated, and this volume shows you five kinds of positive mood that are equal to or better than happiness—flow, fit, relationships, goals, and service.
Owner’s Manual for Personality from 12 to 22 – Introduces the Big Five for use with adolescents and shows how traits can be used in curriculum design, learning styles, extra-curricular activities, and family building.
Owner’s Manual for the Brain, 4th ed. – Gotta have it! One reviewer wrote that ‘if you could have only one neuroscience book for use as a coach, this would be it.’ Contains practical applications of brain research from how to get a good night’s sleep to how to manage witnesses and juries.

Sample Reports

WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Values Report – English
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Capacitor Report – English | Chinese | German | Portuguese
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Consultant Report – English | Chinese | Portuguese
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Narrator Report – English | Spanish | Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Portuguese
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Trait Report – English | Spanish | Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Portuguese | Swedish | Finnish
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Leader Report – English
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Teamer Report – English
WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Career Guider Report – English
WorkPlace Performance 360°™ Report – English
SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™ Trait Report – English | Chinese
SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™ Learner Report – English
SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™ Career Guider Report – English
SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™ Leader Report – English

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