The Intrinsic Profile


The Intrinsic Profile is a state-of-the-art psychometric assessment measuring a synthesized model of 13 crucial non-cognitive factors research suggest is predictive of human excellence. Composed of 120 items, the online assessment takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and is designed as both a predictive and developmental human capital tool. Stated simply, the Intrinsic Profile measures whether a person is feeling self-motivated, disciplined and gritty, capable of adjusting to change and bouncing back from adversity - all while doing so with high levels of integrity.

Three Key Strands of
Human Excellence


3 Strand Components

3 Strand Components Graphic
3 Strand Components - Fire, Discipline and Control

With its theory and scientific roots in decades of research from a variety of disciplines such as positive psychology, sport science, neuroscience, industrial-organizational psychology, leadership studies, cognitive psychology, sociology, and behavioral economics, the non-cognitive components of the Intrinsic ProfileTM have been shown through research to predict:

  • Academic/workplace performance
  • Leadership success
  • Sport performance
  • Physical health and well-being
  • Financial success and social mobility
  • Engagement and productivity in school/work

The Skills Measured on the Intrinsic Profile



Having the passion and perseverance to achieve your long-term goals

Growth Mindset

Holding the belief that your potential can be cultivated through effort


Possessing honesty, integrity, and acting in an ethical manner


Possessing the ability to acclimate to the changing environment


Possessing an accurate understanding of your strengths and overall sense of identity


Maintaining the ability to control your impulses and delay gratification for a larger reward in the future


Believing in your ability to accomplish goals


Having and pursuing self-generated and very meaningful goals and a strong sense of purpose

Internal Locus Of Control

Believing that your success is determined by hard work and effort versus luck and external factors


Possessing the ability to navigate around obstacles while in pursuit of your goals


Possessing the willingness and ability to do work most others simply are not willing to do


Being organized, careful, and dependable in the completion of your work


Having the ability to bounce back from setbacks and emerge from adversity stronger than before

The Science Behind the Intrinsic Profile

  • Multi-year validation process by a team of doctoral-trained researchers.
  • Rigorous analyses such as factor analysis, internal consistency testing, and various criterion-related validity studies demonstrate the instrument’s strong psychometric properties (Please contact us to view the Intrinsic Profile’s statistical manual).
  • Commitment to the assessment standards, practices, and guidelines outlined by the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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