Personality traits are habitual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion that are relatively stable over time. Traits can either positively or negatively affect competencies, and therefore, the goals that the individual is trying to achieve. Personality traits are sometimes mistakenly characterized as not changeable, but Dharma’s research shows otherwise. In fact, it is easy to change a trait given the right intervention.

Dharma has been successful in strengthening the neural connections associated with personality traits because of the methodology we have adopted in categorizing traits. The methodology we have adopted is as follows :

Dharma's research reveals that personality traits naturally fall under two categories.

Foundation traits have the potential to hinder one or more competencies and thereby restrict the individual in achieving a goal. A foundation trait is referred to as unbalanced when it hinders one or more competencies, and this happens when the individual’s trait values are not balanced within the trait pair. Examples of foundation traits include: empathy, trust, sensitivity, perfectionism, and nervousness. If empathy is not balanced, then it either implies low empathy or high empathy.

Success traits have the potential to increase your competencies and help you achieve your goals. To increase your competencies, you may need to strengthen the neural connections associated with one or more of the success traits. Success traits include creativity, passion, openness, risk taking, sociability and networking. Success traits also follow the trait pair concept; for example, sociability consists of the traits introversion and extroversion

Using a combination of foundation and success trait development technologies Dharma Life Sciences enhances the competencies that are required to achieve goals.