3 Ways the CVI Can Improve Your Life

Steve Williamson, VP Digital Marketing and Content, eRep, Inc.
Monday, December 18, 2023
3 Ways the CVI Can Improve Your Life

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Did you know the Core Values Index™, the world's most accurate and reliable personality assessment, can help you improve your life in three primary ways? We uncover how this 8 minute test can help boost your career, relationships, and education.


Have you ever asked, "What career is best for me?"

Most people think of psychometric assessments and high-end personality tests in the context of employment. Many are introduced to assessments like Myers-Briggs MBTI™, The DiSC™, and StrengthsFinders™ when they apply for jobs or to qualify for promotions.

Few of these assessments are any more accurate than a coin toss at determining which job or career track is ideally suited to your personality. The Core Values Index, on the other hand, excels at this kind of planning and assessment task.

In fact, data shows that workers placed in a role with a "highly matched" CVI™ profile are frequently 200% or more productive than their unmatched peers, and experience 50% or lower turnover. They're happier, too, often reporting that their new role feels as if it was custom-made just for them.

More and more people are relying on the Core Values Index in their search for the career best suited to their personality type.

This need has been so great that eRep created a Personalized Career Guide for that specific purpose. Those who take the CVI can now get advice and a list of careers ideally suited to their personality. All they have to do is complete the 8-minute Core Values Index assessment and their Personalized Career Guide is included for free.

Your Personal Career Guide helps you unlock the secrets of which career paths are closely aligned to your personality's DNA and why.


The CVI is used heavily in the workforce to match candidates to open roles. But what about individuals?

Many people have learned that the thorough insights the CVI provides about their personality's DNA are also a powerful set of tools to help them improve their personal relationships.

The CVI describes how your personalty profile shapes the way you see the world and why. It can reveal the same insights about others in your life, whether it be a romantic partner, parent, child, or practically anyone else that you interact with, even co-workers.

One of the most immediate benefits you gain after taking the CVI is helping you improve your communications.

Relationships can be profoundly confusing when you and the other person don't see eye-to-eye. If each of you are coming from a different planet (remember that whole Venus and Mars thing?) then how can you find common ground?

It's easy with the CVI. When two people take the CVI, it becomes their interpersonal Rosetta Stone, helping them interpret and translate each other's own style of communication.

Everyone sees the world through their own lens. The CVI not only explains how you see the world, but it gives you the guidance you need to understand how those closest to you see the world as well.

With the CVI, you can find out why you get along with some people but not others. You can also learn how to spot the drivers behind other people's personality traits and behavior.


Did you know your CVI personality profile is essentially baked in at birth? It shapes your emotional hardwiring, and that in turn determines how you communicate, what kind of activities make you happy, and even describes your particular learning style.

The CVI is appropriate for anyone aged 13 and older (anyone with an adequate vocabulary can taken it). This makes it profoundly useful for students who are looking to discover which careers are most commonly associated with their personality type.

Parents should take the CVI, too. It is a tremendously valuable tool for helping parents and kids understand each other.

How many of us pursued an educational path and then found ourselves doing something completely different once we entered the working world?

It's been claimed that most people change their entire career three times before retiring. Do you really want to go through that much trial-and-error before you hopefully find the job where you'll be happiest?

Students benefit from the CVI by helping them find out up front which careers have the highest likelihood of giving them a fulfilling work-life.

One Assessment, 8 Minutes

One common question we get is:

Are there different versions of the CVI based on my goals?

Specifically, people want to know if they take one version of the CVI for career guidance, another version to improve their relationships and communications, and yet another version for their teenager looking to choose their career.

There's only one! You only have to take the CVI once to gain all these benefits. The assessment takes about 8 minutes to complete and the results have been statistically shown to deviate less than 3% over your entire lifespan.

This measure of deviation is called repeat reliability, and at 97.7%, the CVI has been measured to be the most accurate and reliable psychometric assessment and personality test in the world.1

You only have to take the CVI once to get a lifetime's worth of valuable and personalized information at your finger tips. It may be the most accurate way to understand your personality's DNA ever created.


[1] Seattle Research Partners, 2014 [PDF]

Core Values Index™ and CVI™ are trademarks of Taylor Protocols, Inc.

Go to eRep.com/core-values-index/ to learn more about the CVI or to take the Core Values Index assessment.

Employees hired with a CVI that closely matches a Top Performer Profile often outperform candidates hired without a TPP match by 200% or more. → Learn more

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Innovator/Banker - VP Digital Marketing and Content, eRep, Inc.

Steve has a career in project management, software development and technical team leadership spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (ruckerworks.com), and when he isn't writing, he enjoys cycling, old-school table-top role-playing games, and buzzing around the virtual skies in his home-built flight simulator.

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