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Personality Lingo Copyright Permissions

Personality systems are popular, fun, effective, and contagious. Once introduced to the concepts, most of us are eager to share what we have learned with others.

Temperament theory is a living body of knowledge that continues to grow and thrive. There is no denying that this storehouse of recorded observations of human behavior is increasing our individual and collective emotional intelligence. Temperament theory is no longer something that only psychologists, philosophers, and academic scholars can grasp. It is becoming widely embraced by the general public and is transforming lives across the planet. We consider it an honor and a privilege to function as a conduit for this knowledge transfer. Our mission is to present the material in a way that it can be easily understood and integrated into one’s daily life.
temperament theory is now widely known
For frontline leaders in the fields of personal growth, we aim to provide a standardized language which they may use to apply personality concepts to their own niche field and continue to expand the theory. Personality Lingo training material employs facilitation techniques that encourage critical thinking among participants through inquiry and dialogue.
Like many other personality systems today, Personality Lingo traces its roots back to Carl Jung’s psychological type theory and David Keirsey’s four fundamental temperaments. While no single organization owns temperament theory, many systems have developed their own instruments to assess one’s personality and written books and courses contributing proprietary findings. It is important to understand standard academic practices with respect to intellectual property rights and to honor copyright law.
Personality Lingo is one of many modern-day personality systems transforming the landscape of personal development. We have developed a way of presenting the information that we believe makes it easier to comprehend and discuss temperament theory. Our business model differs from other systems in that we encourage facilitators to build upon our material to customize their programs.
Our website offers many free resources for individuals looking to learn about temperament theory as well as foundational training material for facilitators looking to explore the magic of personality with their audiences.
This webpage outlines the ways in which you may utilize our copyrighted material, from the information publicly available on our site to the proprietary training kit contents which provide practical application of temperament theory to enhancing communication and better navigating stress in your life. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page or in the training kit Use License Agreement document, please feel free to email us directly.
Happy to know that Personality Lingo supports customization

Wouldn't it be great if there was a personality systems that provided trainers with the creative freedom to customize there presentations for their own particular audience?

You may combine the unaltered Personality Lingo® handouts and slides with your own signature material tailored for your specific audience.
Personality Lingo® training kits provide everything you need to facilitate a successful personality presentation. The handouts are straightforward, the slideshow presentation is concise, the facilitation guide provides you with powerfully effective training methodologies.
Easy to comprehend terminology frees participants to embark on a meaningful self-exploration without feeling like they are learning a new language. This simplicity also allows you, the trainer, to easily extend these core concepts to many different fields.
Each of the Personality Lingo® training kits comes with a modifiable slideshow presentation file enabling you to easily incorporate the material into your own custom programs.

Reliable, affordable, and scalable training material providing endless benefits for your organization.

Your one-time investment in a license to Personality Lingo® training material comes with “duplication rights” allowing you to distribute unlimited copies of the participant handouts with no added fees.
Three license options are available:
Yes, you may transfer licenses to new employees as roles shift within your organization.
Personality Lingo training programs are affordable and scalable
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could use the terminology from a personality system to express your own ideas and concepts?

Qualified Personality Lingo Presenters are granted permission to use the personality style descriptor terms in their own slides and handouts without having to request written permission for every new project.

Their work product must include the following attribution statement:

“The personality style descriptor terms (Connector, Planner, Thinker, and Mover) are used with permission from Personality Lingo.”

Using Personality Lingo terms and concepts in your own material

Include attribution statement and obtain written permission
“The personality style descriptor terms (Connector, Planner, Thinker, and Mover) are used with permission from Personality Lingo.”

If you are not a Qualified Personality Lingo Presenter, you MUST request copyright permissions to incorporate the Personality Lingo terms and concepts into your own slides and handouts.

Academic Standard Practices

The academic standard for citing someone else’s copyrighted work is that you may quote up to five lines of text directly and simply cite the author. In general, your work should contain no more than 15% ideas from outside sources.
Whenever possible, paraphrase the material in your own words. If the ideas being discussed originated from another author, you must still provide a reference.
If you are unsure if you have quoted too much or have any questions, please use our copyright permission form to inquire about attribution specifics.

Referencing information on the Personality Lingo website

Cite your source by providing a link
The best way to reference information on the website is to provide a brief summary of the information and include a direct link for your audience members to visit the site themselves to learn more.
Yes, you may link to the free online personality test and the personality style profile pages as part of your program or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Quick Guide to Understanding Personality Lingo Copyright Permissions

Yes, certainly. The free online personality test and personality profile pages are a great way to familiarize your students or employees with temperament theory. These pages are provided as a self-service reference for individuals. As long as this format works for your training needs, please utilize it to the fullest. Then, if you find you need a printable version of the personality test, handouts to pass out to your students, and perhaps could use facilitation instructions for interactive activities please consider investing in our training material.
You may not post kit contents publicly anywhere for any reason. Whether your program is free to the public or has a cost, you must only distribute the participants materials from Personality Lingo training kits privately. This means YOU MAY email the assessment and handouts directly to your participants or allow downloads from a password protected webpage.
The best way to collect responses from your participants in advance is to (1) have them take the assessment, (2) have them read the handouts or online personality style profiles, then (3) use a simple web form to have them self-report which dominant style group they would like to join during the session.

You may email the PDF of the personality test directly to your participants or allow downloads from a password protected webpage. (Do not post publicly.) You can also have them take the free online personality test.
The academic standard for citing someone else’s copyrighted work is that you may quote up to five lines of text directly and simply cite the author. In general, your work should contain no more than 15% ideas from outside sources. Whenever possible, paraphrase the material in your own words. If the ideas being discussed originated from another author, you must still provide a reference.
The academic standard for citing someone else’s copyrighted work is that you may quote up to five lines of text directly and simply cite the author.
While lists and charts containing data are not copyrightable, lists containing creative work such as the lists of personality style traits found on our site are indeed copyrightable. You may reference the information on our website by providing a short summary of the information presented and then direct your audience to the page for more information using a link. You may pull up our website during your presentation to discuss the information there in more detail.
The works by C.G. Jung are under copyright until December 31, 2031 (70 years after his death).

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