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The 5 Dimensions of
the Growth Mindset

"Because you don't know you're fixed until you measure it."

Why do we say,

"Because you don't know you're "fixed" until you measure it."?

Are we more focused on the "fixed" instead of the "growth"?

Well actually, no. We are neither focused on fixed nor growth. But almost everyone believes they are growth minded. In our research, 88% of respondents initially thought they were growth minded until they took the assessment, and 63% of them found that they had fixed tendencies in three or more Dimensions, making them more "fixed" than "growth".

This is not a bad thing because now we know what is holding us back in becoming more growth, and we can take focused action to become even better growth versions of ourselves!

Change starts with awareness. If you are not aware of how your mindset affects your actions, you will not be aware of what to change.

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Development Timeline

From the time we were introduced to the concept of the growth mindset by Prof Jeanne Liedtka in 2012, using the DISC profile as a proxy, till the time we launched our 4th Premium Report, it had taken us almost 10 years! Here's to the NEXT 10 years!

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What our research uncovered


The fixed and growth mindset concept is not a binary system. It is continuum where the two end zones show predominantly growth or fixed tendencies, but the middle zone is there the individual can display either mindsets, depending on context.


The fixed mindset is not negative and neither is the growth mindset positive. They are driven by behaviours that may be appropriate or inappropriate for a given context.


There are five drivers of the growth mindset, called Dimensions. Each Dimension describes a set of behaviours that when come together, describe a person's growth mindset. The Dimensions are Learning, Bounce Back, Risk Taking, Forward and Pride.


Each person will have a unique profile of one's growth mindset based on the 5 Dimensions. There are theoretically 312.5 million different profiles. This means that there are many variants to the understanding of fixed and growth mindset.


Since the appropriate mindset is contextual, there is a need to understand the person's background like job scope, responsibilities, values, culture, experience, education, knowledge and skills. It also means that mindset can change by changing the operating environment.

How the 5 Dimensions of the Growth Mindset Contribute to Results?

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Learning through doing allows the organisation to uncover what works and what doesn't through objective testing, recalibrating and fine-tuning.

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The ability of the people to recover from setbacks and move ahead is a hallmark of the organisation's resilience - so important in growth!



To go out and learn requires one to risk being wrong, to risk being laughed at, to risk losing. Being comfortable putting oneself on the line to learn is key to growth.

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Ultimately, to learn and grow, we need to move forward.We can do it in a planned approach, or an evolving approach. No approach is better, it just depends on the situation


Rather than pronouncing that we know better, to get growth, we need to suspend judgement and instruction and uncover what is really occurring and working from there.

Basic & Premium Reports

Which report should you get?

The Basic Report offers your 5DGM profile and a description of your tendencies. Use this report to get your latest profile. Useful if you have previously obtained the Premium Report or had participated in one of our Certified Trainers' / Coaches' program, and want to see the change in your mindset over time.

The Premium Report is job role specific. It comes with everything in the Basic Report + the Optimal Profile for the job role, the gap analysis and development plan. We currently have FOUR Premium Reports:



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Uncover how the Growth Mindset can be your company's core corporate culture

What people say about the 5DGM assessment

Eunice, Malaysia

At first, I thought it's just another psychology assessment, which I've done plenty of. However, it was a truly surprising and amazing one to one coaching session for me. It's interesting to find out if the extent of my growth mindset fit what my job requires and which growth area do I need to work on to excel in my current role or the future role that I wish to embark on. I appreciate Ian and Jessie for arranging this session for me.

Shee Wei, Malaysia

I learned a lot about myself which has been undiscovered all these while. It helps me to understand where my strengths are and the area that I actually need to improve. I would also like to thank Ian for the detailed explanation and advice. I'm looking forward to the upcoming workshop and can't wait for the day to come.

Kimberley, Malaysia

This assessment helps me to understand better where I am lacking and in which area I should grow myself more in order to make better progress in my life. What I like the most is there are follow-up sessions and e-book that guide me on the next step to overcome the problem.

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