Your Educational Compass: The Core Values Index

Steve Williamson, VP Digital Marketing and Content, eRep, Inc.
Monday, April 29, 2024
Your Educational Compass: The Core Values Index

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If you are a young person, how certain are you that your chosen educational path will turn into a satisfying and fulfilling career? If you're already well into your career, how closely does it match your education?

How Did You Get Here?

Many people find themselves working in jobs that don't completely match up to their educational training. Sometimes the school and subsequent career have nothing to do with each other.

It's surprisingly common for adults to find themselves in a career track through a long period of trial and error or the result of a seemingly random series of events.
If you could go back in time to when you were a teenager, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?

Until someone invents time travel, we're faced with a question: what tools exist to help young people more accurately find the career track that will make them happy as adults?

The Core Values Index™ psychometric assessment makes the claim that it can provide the knowledge and information a young person needs to chart a reasonably accurate education course. This will presumably lead to a career that is fulfilling and closely matches their innate and unchanging hardwired personality.

Wouldn't that be nice?

It turns out that the CVI lives up to its claims.

Personality Accuracy in 8 Minutes?

How does a psychometric assessment — commonly called a personality test, but that is a woefully inadequate description — that only takes 8 minutes to complete provide enough detailed and accurate information about your personality's DNA to make sound educational choices?

The CVI works by revealing the underlying and unchanging nature of your personality. Your CVI report doesn't predict what kind of ice cream flavor you'll enjoy or if you'll be good at math. What it reveals instead is your suite of default behaviors and perspectives that govern how you prefer to act.

The CVI describes the default lens through which you see the world. We call it your personality's DNA.

Your innate and unchanging hardwiring greatly influences the kind of activities you enjoy or unconsciously avoid. What you enjoy is likely going to be where you excel.

It's hard to be good at something that feels unnatural and cross-wired to the core of your personality.

The knowledge you gain about your hardwired personality can inform with surprising accuracy the education and career track most likely to make you happy.

Are you a natural-born leader with problem-solving tendencies? Do you instinctively connect with and motivate others while naturally dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's? Perhaps you find yourself diving into a problem, seeking the ideal solution, while working independently and with little guidance?

The Core Values Index reveals how much of four primary personality categories — called core value energies — dwell within you. It is the particular ratio of these core value energies that reveal your specific psychometric profile.

When you learn your CVI profile and see how each of the core value energies influence and shape your innate and unchanging nature, you can investigate the available educational paths before you with open eyes and an informed perspective.

Eliminate the guesswork of a career filled with trial and error, hoping by chance to land in a job that makes you happy. Even if you're already in the middle of your career, the CVI can act like a compass showing you the direction to travel to find your personality's true north.

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

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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 (, 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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