HBA West Chester presents

Unlocking the Science of Personality: The "Big 5" Traits

Date and time



Teca Restaurant

38 East Gay Street

West Chester, PA 19380 United States



Event contact

Ana Ladino





Event sponsors

Understanding the science of personality can help attract, retain and engage your ideal team or client. Before diving into how understanding personality can improve your company, it’s worth noting that there is a lot out there about personality. Myers-Briggs, DiSC and Enneagram, all of those models have shown little or no peer-reviewed evidence.

However, when it comes to established science about personality, look to what psychologists call, “The Big 5.” These personality traits have been rigorously examined and tested in thousands of published studies. In short, this theory posits that everyone ranks high or low in five specific personality traits:

• Openness: how adventurous, creative or open to new ideas someone is
• Conscientiousness: how organized, detail-oriented or orderly someone is
• Extroversion: how much someone likes being around people, how outgoing and talkative someone is
• Agreeableness: how easygoing someone is, how cooperative they are and how easy it is for them to be on a team
• Neuroticism: how much of a worrier someone is, how reactive and emotionally stable they are

Understanding where you and your team fall on the “Big 5” scale will help your team develop cohesion and will help engagement with clients. Whether you are an independent contributor or the leader of a team, you will learn to understand your own personality and how to decode other personality types. We also will discuss the body language cues that tend to align with each personality trait.

5:30 – 6:30 PM    Networking
6:30 – 6:40 PM    Welcome
6:40 – 8:00 PM    Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 PM    Closing

Special instructions: There are two options for parking. A parking garage next to the restaurant where there will be a flat fee of $6 or a parking garage a ½ block from the restaurant where the fee is approx. $ 1.50/hour.

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA Members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: February 20, 2018
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed

Is this event refundable? Yes
If yes, requests must be submitted in writing to events@hbanet.org by February 20, 2018; no refunds are available after this date.


Featured speakers

Shelly O'Donovan

Executive coach and principal

Illuminate the Message, LLC.


Learning objectives

1. Understanding the science of personality that can help attract, retain and engage your ideal team or client
2. Discover your own personality and how to decode other personality types
3. Learn about body language cues that tend to align with each personality trait


Registration information

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 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

RegistrationName Regular registration

 Regular registrationMember$45.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member$67.50

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