By Roger Pearman, Ed.D.
Personality researchers settled on five essential traits of human behaviors over twenty years ago. The practitioners of this way of thinking about personality have been focused on the various implications of each of the five dimensions. At Matrix Insights, we took the research a few steps further to look at the blended patterns and the impact of various unique patterns as related to teams. Our evidence shows that the story about individual performance isn't whether or not you are at one end of the scale of measurement but how the various qualities blend and are demonstrated. We have advanced the Big Five research to show the richness of the blends of traits and the dynamics of teams. All of this and more is covered in our Performance Five analysis.