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Steve Williamson, Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Top 40 Secrets of Core Values Index Psychometric Profiles

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We all have unique personalities. We also have commonalities within our emotional hardwiring such as how much creativity, problem-solving, leadership or social engagement we possess. The ratio of these commonalities can be measured using the Core Values Index psychometric assessment.

By taking the CVI and reading your full report, you get scores that represent the relative weight of these core value energies within you.

  • Builder — power and action
  • Merchant — intuition and human connections
  • Innovator — wisdom and problem solving
  • Banker — knowledge and justice

Your top score amongst the four represents your primary core value energy.

We present to you a list of the top 40 secrets of the four core value energies. Read them and see how they represent you and those in your life.

Discover your personality's DNA with the Core Values Index psychometric assessment.

Secrets About Builders

1. Builders can turn aspirations into results through the application of personal energy.

2. Builders lead by example. Their style is to take immediate action and apply their personal energy to reach the desired result.

3. When a Builder fails at something they often end up with more motivation than when they started.

4. Builders tend to be spontaneous but might run out of patience faster than others.

5. Builders are often willing to go all-in to reach their goals.

6. Through their life and career, Builders tend to obtain more decision making power in their roles.

7. Due to their intuitive and quick decision making skills, Builders are often placed in leadership positions.

8. The Builder applies others' inspiration, ideas, and facts with their application of personal energy to create results.

9. When dining out, the Builder often orders the first thing that looks good and are annoyed by long menus.

10. Builders often have a strong work ethic and have no issues applying extensive amounts of personal energy to reach a goal.

Secrets About Merchants

11. Merchants only need about 30% of available information before they feel ready to make a decision.

12. The Merchant core value increases their ability to make meaningful connections with others.

13. Merchants see endless opportunities and constant possibilities.

14. Merchants value relationships and connections with other people above all things.

15. Merchants tend to have higher emotional intelligence (EQ), which correlates with success more than IQ.

16. Merchants tend to be more willing to take risks than others.

17. Unlike Bankers, Merchants can easily obtain information by listening intently to others.

18. Merchants tend to be very emotionally intelligent and are perceived as more positive by their peers.

19. Merchants are often leaders and icons in culture and the arts.

20. Merchants tend to be more open to moderate risk than Bankers and Innovators.

Secrets About Innovators

21. Innovators are naturally creative.

22. The wisdom energy of an Innovator is the ability to see problems and challenges with clarity and discern how to solve them.

23. Innovators accurately and efficiently assess situations and provide solutions.

24. Innovators tend to be the least likely members of a group to claim something cannot be done.

25. Innovators keep projects rolling by providing alternative solutions and better ways to move forward.

26. Innovators are an important part of a growing business as they make the creation of products possible.

27. The Innovators in a group are the least likely to give up when seeking a specific solution to a given problem.

28. When it comes to patience, no one has more than the Innovator.

29. Innovators often choose to isolate themselves in order to think more effectively.

30. The Innovator's catalytic value is compassion. This causes them to be consistently more open-minded than others.

Secrets About Bankers

31. Bankers are uniquely driven to understand the what, how, and why of things.

32. Bankers tend to retain information more efficiently if it is obtained visually.

33. People assess risk in different ways. Bankers tend to be more cautious and will see risk if they look long enough.

34. Bankers are committed to continually educating themselves and sharing what they discover with others.

35. It is difficult for Bankers to make decisions or take action without being able to examine all the relevant data first.

36. Bankers are guided by justice and are often unwilling to share their knowledge in an unjust situation.

37. Bankers sometimes struggle to understand and retain information in a classroom lecture setting.

38. Bankers feel the need to be reliable with their words and actions in order to have a healthy sense of self-respect.

39. When discussing politics, the Banker will often use history as a basis to form a view of the future.

40. A Banker often reads the whole restaurant menu while the Builder may choose the first thing they see that looks good.

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Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Innovator/Banker - Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.

Steve has a career in information technology, software development, and project management spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (, and when he isn't writing he is an aspiring multi-instrumentalist and composer, a virtual pilot in a home-built flight simulator, and a cyclist.

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