personal energy profile
your PERSONAL ENERGY FORMULA
Congratulations, these Elements make up your personal energy formula. They are a large part of what makes you who you are. They are fundamental to your personality and identity, to what drives you and what you’re good at.
They can be a guide for your journey through life. They will help you understand the paths you’re likely to be successful in, the things you will be naturally motivated to do, and find the most fulfillment from. They work together to form the chemistry of who you are.
Your motivation profile
Your Motivation Profile is the chemistry of all 16 Elements and how they work together to provide motivation for the things you do.
Below is how you scored across all 16 Elements, divided by Achievement Pillar. It shows the Energy Activation Potential of each Element and the cumulative potential of each Pillar.
When an Element has a higher rating, it means it has a higher propensity to activate your energy. A low rating means that Element doesn’t have as much motivational power for you. It’s still important, but when active, will likely yield a lower energy outcome.
Your Pillar score shows you which categories of the Human Achievement Process you will tend to have the most energy for.
You will likely be most engaged—and do your best work—when you focus on opportunities that emphasize the Pillars and the Elements for which you have the highest propensity for motivation.
Knowing your Motivation Profile helps you know where to invest so you can have the most energy for the things you care most about. While solving for all 16 Elements is hard, your profile will help you focus on the things that provide the greatest energy output.
The Energy Activation Spectrum
The Energy Activation Spectrum helps you make even more sense of the Element scores that make up your Motivation Profile.
As you’ve already learned, a low score means that Element, when activated, is likely to release less energy. It also means it’s likely to require more energy to release that energy.
In Chemistry, Activation Energy is the minimum energy threshold that must be reached for a chemical reaction to occur. In life, the energy of motivation also has an Activation Energy Threshold. It’s the amount of investment we have to make for an Element to release its energy.
When trying to understand your own energy and motivation, this is a vital concept to understand. It takes energy to create energy. It takes work to release the Energy Potential held in each of the 16 Elements. How much work it takes is described by the Energy Activation Spectrum.
When your Energy Activation Score for an Element is low, it means you’ll likely have to do more work to get energy out of it, and the total energy output is likely to be low as well.
But when your Energy Activation Score for an Element is high, it means it’ll require less work to get energy out of it, and the energy output will be high as well.
Your Motivation Profile is the Energy Activation Score across all 16 Elements, helping you know which elements to focus on for the highest and most efficient energy output.
Your Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Motivators are the three Elements you score the highest on. But their corresponding Energy Activation Tiers may vary.
For instance you may have a Primary Motivator that has only a Tier 2 or Tier 3 Energy Activation Score.
This just means that it’ll take a bit more work to activate the energy of that Element and feel its motivational power.
This is an important part of understanding your own energy and Motivation Profile, and what it will take to keep you energized and moving forward in life.
Your MOTIVATABILITY Score
Your Motivatability Score is the cumulative score of all of the 16 Elements combined. It takes all Elements across all Tiers and gives you one final number.
You can think of this number as your “motivatability.” It describes how naturally motivated you are.
A lower score means it takes more Investment to activate the energy inside of you. A higher score means you have a propensity to be highly self-motivated, and it takes very little for you to experience an energy outcome.
Having a low score or a high score isn’t bad or good, it just is. It describes you. When you know what your Energy Activation Score is, you can plan accordingly.
Since Energy is the primary driver of long-term success, it’s vital that you understand your overall score and have a plan for what it will take to get and stay motivated.
achievement process profile
As we’ve studied the science of human achievement, we found that the 16 Elements that create energy and engagement can be divided into 4 primary pillars.
These pillars identify 4 sequential stages that need to occur for us to achieve success.
Each of us tend to be better at some stages than others. Some are good at starting things, at knowing where to go and seeing how to get there. These are people who predominantly score high in the Orient Pillar.
Others are natural gatherers and enablers, are highly social and good at involving and enlisting others. These are people who score high in the Elements of Assemble.
Some find the most joy and energy in actually doing things and finishing things. These are people who tend to score high in the Elements of Act.
Still others tend to be highly results-oriented. They thrive in outcomes and the evidence and experience of progress. These people tend to score high in the Elements of Achieve.
(Note: There are some who are natural helpers, facilitators, listeners, and end up focusing their time and energy on Recovery; and others who are process thinkers, organizers, and operations people, who tend to find the most fulfillment in Systems. For this assessment, we focus exclusively on the 4 primary pillars of Orient, Assemble, Act and Achieve.)
Below you’ll find out how you scored by pillar.
We’ve included your separate Element scores and your overall Pillar score again for your convenience, so you can see all the scores in one place. But in this view we provide more detail about the breakdown of your rating by Pillar.
The science we use for this assessment draws from a proven and well-documented model to understand human motivation and personality called Self-Determination Theory, or SDT.
We then take that model and expand upon it, augmenting it with the science of the 16 Elements and the role they play in energy, engagement, motivation, and personality.
The questions in your assessment are broken down to determine 4 main categories, including competence, autonomy, relatedness, and passion.
Competence – This captures your natural, existing level of ability in that element, your feeling of mastery, ability and effectiveness.
Autonomy – This captures how much you feel independence in that Element, and that you have choice in it and control of it.
Relatedness – This captures the need and desire to involve others in that Element.
Passion – This captures the inherent ability of that Element to activate the energy inside of you, and how excited you are by it.
Below you’ll see all these scores combined and sorted by pillar so you can understand your own Achievement Process Profile.
While ultimately we have to leverage all 4 pillars to achieve success, we tend to have a distinct propensity to some more than others. This can be a strength, for certain, but it can also cause us to dwell overlong in the pillars for which we have the highest propensity, avoiding the pillars we are less prone to succeed in.
Being good at some and not good at others is a natural part of the human experience. Understanding your Achievement Process Profile is important. It can help you identify the aspects of achievement where you may need help. It can help you identify what aspects you’re naturally good at, so that you can pursue activities, roles, jobs, and objectives that fall within that category.
It can also help you be aware of areas where you may tend to be a bit obsessive, so you can better identify when it’s time to move on. Explore your Pillar Profile scores below!
YOUR ELEMENTS BY TIER
Here’s a single view where you can see all of the 16 Elements sorted by Tier (how each of the Elements scored across the Energy Activation Spectrum.)
This view is helpful in giving you a little more detail about the Element and seeing how they’re grouped. For more details about each Element, visit the 16 Elements Academy.
YOUR Tier 1 motivators
MAXIMUM MOTIVATION POTENTIAL
The following are your Tier 1 Motivators. These are the Elements where you scored 86 – 100. These Elements have maximum motivation potential. These are special motivators, and they’re rare. It’s not uncommon for you to only have a single or maybe even no Elements in this category. These Elements have the absolute highest ability to drive your motivation and take the very least work to activate the energy from them.
That’s all, you have no additional Tier 1 Elements.
YOUR Tier 2 motivators
HIGH MOTIVATION POTENTIAL
These are your Tier 2 Motivators. These are the Elements where you scored 71 – 85. These Elements have high motivation potential. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a Tier 1 Motivator, these are going to be the Elements that you rely most heavily on to keep you motivated and moving forward in life. They are also rare, and it’s common to only have one or two of these Motivators. These Elements have a very high ability to drive your motivation. It takes very little work to activate the energy from them.
That’s all, you have no additional Tier 2 Elements.
YOUR Tier 3 motivators
MEDIUM MOTIVATION POTENTIAL
These are your Tier 3 Motivators. These are the Elements where you scored 46 – 70. These Elements have medium motivation potential, and they’re a lot more common than Tier 1 and Tier 2 Motivators. You’re likely to have several Elements that fall into this category. This category likely represent the bulk of the Elements that provide a relatively easy to access, high motivational output. Because of this, your Tier 3 Elements should remain high in your focus when solving for your own energy.
That’s all, you have no additional Tier 3 Elements.
YOUR Tier 4 motivators
Low MOTIVATION POTENTIAL
These are your Tier 4 Motivators. These are the Elements where you scored 21 – 45 . These Elements have low motivation potential. You’ll probably have a number of Elements that fall into this category. That’s OK. We all have a unique motivation formula, and the very thing that makes our higher-tier elements special is that there are so few of them. These Tier 4 Elements will have low energy output, and take a lot of energy to be active. It’s not that they don’t matter, because they do. And occasionally, under the right circumstances, you may find one of these Elements providing a lot of motivation. But ordinarily these Elements are ones that you should focus less on, instead investing yourself into the Elements that have higher energy yield.
That’s all, you have no additional Tier 4 Elements.
YOUR Tier 5 motivators
MINIMAL MOTIVATION POTENTIAL
These are your Tier 5 Motivators. These are the Elements where you scored 0 – 20. These Elements have minimal motivation potential. They’re not likely to produce much motivation for you, and it takes a lot to get energy out of them. These are Elements that you should not focus much time and effort on, instead optimizing for Elements that have higher Energy yield.
That’s all, you have no additional Tier 5 Elements.