Driving Forces Profile

Driving Forces Profile

What is Driving Forces?

12 Driving Forces™ is the most advanced assessment released by TTISI to date looking at personal motivators or engagers. Driving Forces explains why people do what they do, what gets them excited, and what keeps them engaged. Whereas the earlier Motivators profile only looked at 6 core human motivators, Driving Forces now expands these out to 12 factors.


Driving Forces explores the question: WHY do we move into action?

A motivator (or value) is a cluster of beliefs with a similar underlying pattern or idea that we believe to be fundamentally important. Our primary motivators help determine what gives us joy, happiness, energy and purpose — at work and in life.

Our strongest motivators provide us with a continuous source of motivation to seek out their fulfilment. They are also the source of dissatisfaction when they are violated or ignored. When it comes to business partnerships, just as it does with dating and falling in love, people can overcome basic behavioural (DISC) differences, but values are the thing that will make or break a relationship.


The Driving Forces profile is a 14-page report. It takes you a step beyond the standard behavioural assessment to dive deeper into the world of personal values. There are 12 drivers measured by the assessment:

  • Intellectual - Driven by opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge and the discovery of truth.
  • Instinctive - Driven by utilising past experiences, intuition and seeking specific knowledge when necessary.
  • Resourceful - Driven by practical results, maximising both efficiency and returns for their investments of time, talent, energy and resources.
  • Selfless - Driven by completing tasks for the sake of completion, with little expectation of personal return.
  • Harmonious - Driven by the experience, subjective viewpoints and balance in their surroundings.
  • Objective - Driven by the functionality and objectivity of their surroundings.
  • Altruistic - Driven to assist others for the satisfaction of being helpful and supportive.
  • Intentional - Driven to assist others for a specific purpose, not just for the sake of being helpful or supportive.
  • Commanding - Driven by status, recognition and control over personal freedom.
  • Collaborative - Driven by being in a supporting role and contributing with little need for individual recognition.
  • Structured - Driven by traditional approaches, proven methods and a defined system for living.
  • Receptive - Driven by new ideas, methods and opportunities that fall outside a defined system for living.

Note: Driving Forces also includes feedback on what a person should try to avoid based on his or her motivators. TTI’s brain-based research confirms that this has a deep subconscious impact on our decision making.


Driving Forces Profile: A MULTI-SCIENCE APPROACH


Everyone is different. People connect with certain tasks, ideas, and people for a variety of personal reasons. When we have a framework to understand why people move to action, we are better equipped to influence, engage and lead others. However, understanding a person's motives is only one piece of the puzzle. With more information, we can have a much greater impact, and this is where our "multi-science" assessments come in.

Why is Multi-Science Important?

When we only use Driving Forces (or any single-dimensional assessment), we only have one perspective to understand people. By combining the DISC profile with the Driving Forces assessment (known as Talent Insights®), we have not only WHY a person moves into action but HOW they will attempt to satisfy these motivators. With this combined information, we can start to understand why two people with a strong Altruistic driver (the drive to help others) will go about it in very different ways. For example, one person with a strong Altruistic driver and a high "D" behavioural style will likely want to help others but will do so in a direct and forceful way, while a person with the same strong Altruistic driver and a high "S" behavioural style will likely help others by being patient, supportive and sharing. With a multi-science approach, we have a more complete understanding of an individual and we can develop plans to help them be more effective, personally and professionally.

To better understand the concept of the multi-science approach and the advantages of the TTI Success Insights® suite of tools, check out our blog post Advantages of the TTI Success Insights® Suite.


The Driving Forces reports are available in a number versions, each designed to support your initiatives and help you achieve your desired results. All of our tools have been designed with flexibility, practicality, and multiple uses in mind. This means you can invest once in the right profile and use it throughout the employee life cycle to maximise your investment. As a single-science report, Driving Forces explores personal motivators ONLY. There are three types of reports in the TTI Success Insights® Driving Forces series, including:

  • Driving Forces Job Profiles - Providing a validated way to profile the unique positions in any business and determine the "ideal" motivators of a superior performer. We refer to this as "Position Benchmarking".
  • Driving Forces Coaching and Development Reports - These reports have been designed to comprehensively explore a person's personal motivators. Each report includes both personalised content as well as graphs for deeper interpretation.
  • Driving Forces Team Reports - A report designed to explore the values of a group or team. Using the TTI Success Insights® Driving Forces Wheel, this report places up to 20 people into a single report to better understand what motivates the group as a collective.

The Driving Forces profile is found in many of our multi-science assessments including Talent Insights®, TriMetrix® EQ, TriMetrix® ACI, TriMetrix® DNA and TriMetrix® HD.



The Driving Forces profile is commonly used in the following functions:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Induction
  • Position Benchmarking
Training and Development:
  • Leadership Development
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Sales Development
  • Customer Service Training
  • Coaching/Mentoring Relationships
Strategy and Management:
  • Competency Framework/Development
  • Engagement/Motivation
  • Planning and Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Outplacement
  • Culture/Transformation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Family Relationships
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Career Planning

Driving Forces Accreditation

via the Science of Self™ Accreditation

To access the Driving Forces profile, accreditation is first required. To achieve your Driving Forces accreditation, you will need to attend our Science of Self™ Accreditation. In this 2-day training program, you will attain certification in DISC (exploring behaviour), Driving Forces (exploring motivation/values) and EQ (exploring emotional intelligence).

As part of this accreditation you will receive:

  • 3 Internationally Recognised Accreditations
  • Access to 6 Cutting Edge Assessment Tools
  • Over 750 Full Colour PDF Workbook Pages
  • Complete Manuals and Reference Materials
  • Over 400 PowerPoint Slides
  • Research and Validation Data
  • Free separate private session after the accreditation
  • Free ongoing support and advice anytime you need it

Unlike most assessment companies, we are able to provide you with more than one perspective, ensuring you have a more complete understanding of human performance. In total, we offer 5 sciences of performance. Attending the Science of Self™ accreditation will ensure you have more tools, resources, solutions, and better quality training to solve more client challenges — and ultimately win more business!

There are several options available for attending this course. Our most popular option is our Public Program run around Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis. The next option can be delivered as an In-House Program (available if you have a group of 5 or more people). Where necessary, the program can also be Facilitated Online, staged over a series of webinars (minimum of 3 participants).

Click here to learn more about the Science of Self™ Accreditation

The investment for this accreditation option is $3750 +GST

Early bird discounts apply - contact us for further details.

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