The Success Profiler® is a systematic, research-based assessment and skill intervention system designed to improve social and emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a learned ability to identify, explain, understand and express human emotions in healthy and productive ways. Our forty years of research show that emotional intelligence skills are the primary factors for reducing problematic behaviors, increasing motivation, and the gateway to success in school, work, and life.
The Personal Skills Map®
The Personal Skills Map® is the core assessment tool and the heart of our system. The assessment is designed to identify social/emotional intelligence skills to allow individuals to become more successful in life, school, and at work, and to eliminate any barriers to change and enhancing personal growth. The Personal Skills Map® assesses skills and then assigns skills training and learning experiences meant to foster healthy personal growth and development.
This assessment covers the competencies that are most strongly correlated with personal and career success, including Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Assertion, Interpersonal Awareness, Empathy, Drive Strength/Motivation, Decision Making, Time Management, Sales Orientation/Leadership, Commitment Ethic, Stress Management, Physical Wellness, Interpersonal Aggression, Interpersonal Deference and Change Orientation.
Meet Christina. Christina is a senior in high school and she is thinking of a career as a health care provider. Christina is involved in several clubs at school and she works part time at a senior care center. She is dedicated and focused, but can easily get overwhelmed by the demands of school and work. She struggles with her decision making and time management skills, which is holding her back from reaching her full potential. She’s an extremely hard worker who could be a star performer if she could just improve in these two critical areas. According to her score on Change Orientation, she is aware of her lack of decision making and time management skills and is open to specific skill training in these two areas. Specific skill training would produce a star performer in a very short period of time.
Michael has a behavior problem. Anytime you confront him about something positive or negative he has an outburst. He thinks the worst regardless of the situation and doesn’t show up to class very often. The one thing that keeps him going is technology. In fact, he built an app that helps pick your outfit in the morning so you can get ready faster. Individuals with this profile could be a real problem. Self-Esteem is low, they do not get along well with people, and they really do not care. The biggest problems come from the low empathy and the very high aggression that they exhibit in order to feel good about themselves. They will walk on others in order to feel good about themselves or to get their way, and they do not care about hurting others. The most important thing to them is to get their way, no matter what. They are angry at the world. Any little thing could set them off. They usually express themselves through hostile and attacking behaviors when conflict arises. They have a tendency to rebel and be resentful, and they will usually be overly sensitive when confronted. They are not interested in changing at this time of their lives.
Research and Credibility
9 million administrations and counting
Norm base of over 35,000 participants
174 Master and Doctoral-level dissertations, research papers, books and articles
Validation correlations with: MMPI 16PF EPPS
Over forty years of research
Listed in the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook
Users include hundreds of educational and workforce development programs, government agencies and corporations including:
- Apple Computer
- Appleton Public Schools (Alternative Education)
- Austin Community College
- Control Data
- Department of Corrections
- Workforce Development Programs
- Ingham Independent School District
- Michelin Tire
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Dallas Community College
- 2,000+ U.S. Army J.R.O.T.C. Schools
- McHenry County Community College
- Skyline Technical High School (Charter School)
- Spotted Eagle High School
- Curative Workshop
- Miami-Dade School District
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
- And more!
How It Works
The Success Profiler® consists of assessment and skill intervention components.
There are nine core assessments and over 30 related assessments. Each assessment is designed to build a map of where the person is in relation to the particular success profile. Assessments are electronically scored and all results are presented and explained to the user. Users gain an understanding of where they are and where they need to go.
Use the entire system or select from the following components:
Change – helps people adapt to change.
Customer Service – improves ability to read, understand and service customer’s needs.
Emotional Intelligence – designed to assess key emotional intelligence skills.
Leadership – develops an openness to accept responsibility to develop the core foundation skills of leadership.
Learning – designed to enhance the learning process so that new skills can be learned.
Sales – designed to build the self-confidence necessary to improve one’s ability to sell.
Sensitivity – increases awareness of self and others and the ability to understand and respect the individual differences in each of us.
Teamwork – designed to increase one’s ability to accept responsibility and to become a contributing member of a team.
Violence Prevention – designed to help identify the risk of potential violence and to reduce stress and increase self-restraint.
Skill Enhancement Components
The entire Skill Intervention system consists of over 50 hours of self-directed, interactive, on-line, learning activities and post assessments. There are also several off-line individual and group activities. Each skill intervention contains approximately twenty-five short videos introducing key concepts with five hours of online instruction, and individual and group activities. Our instructor-led version can be used for more intense intervention.
The skill interventions include:
Self-Esteem – covers step-by-step instructions on how to improve self-esteem—a perceived level of personal worth. Our research on this skill indicates that it is the most fundamental of all the skills and it relates to major aspects of mental health and a healthy personality.
Interpersonal Assertion – teaches how to effectively use direct, honest, and appropriate expression of thoughts, feelings and behaviors in dealings with others. It also covers how to be direct and honest in communicating with others without violating the rights of the other person.
Interpersonal Awareness – improves ability for appropriate social, emotional, and physical distance in verbal and non-verbal interactions with others.
Empathy – covers how to sense, understand, and accept another person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Empathy is a primary characteristic of a skilled communicator. Persons with strong empathy tend to be sociable and outgoing.
Drive Strength/Motivation – teaches core motivation and goal-setting abilities. Drive strength includes an ability to marshal energy and motivation toward the accomplishment of personal goals.
Decision Making – improves skills in formulating and initiating effective problem-solving procedures. The ability to make decisions is a key ingredient of self-acceptance and positive self-regard.
Time Management – covers how to organize and use time to further individual and career goals. Ability to manage time is an ingredient in self-regard, sensitivity to needs and perseverance in completing tasks.
Sales Orientation/Leadership – teaches the basics of how to positively impact and influence the actions of other people. The ability to influence others in a positive way is an important aspect of leadership/sales.
Stress Management – teaches how to manage stress and anxiety. Persons with skills in managing stress positively are competent managers of time and are flexible, self-assured, stable and self-reliant.
Commitment Ethic – teaches how to complete projects and job assignments dependably and successfully. Persons with strong commitment ethic are usually perceived as dependable and committed by others, are inner-directed and persevere in completing projects regardless of difficulties encountered.
Physical Wellness – covers step-by-step procedures to improve healthy attitudes and living patterns that are important to physical health and well being. Physical wellness is highly correlated to positive stress management and high self-esteem. Persons with high scores have developed high levels of self-control of potentially harmful behavior patterns.
The Management System
All assessments and instruction are electronically integrated into our management system, eliminating the expensive and time-consuming activities of assigning, scoring and reporting results, and freeing up the program administrator to help where needed. Program accountability is electronically built into the system.
The system assesses user skills…
…then scores, interprets and assigns skillenhancement activities based on assessment results…
…and finally delivers skill-enhancement activities. Learned skills, if practiced, become habits in 21 days.
While doing all this, the management system is tracking , scoring, benchmarking, storing and printing information on each user in the system.