The E3 Assessment is a biodata instrument. #
The E3 Assessment falls under the category of biodata in the US Office of Personnel Management’s classification of assessments. Biodata refers to behavioral consistency – in other words, past behavior is a reliable indicator of future behavior. For example, if you buy a cup of coffee every morning with your coworkers, your likelihood of buying a cup of coffee on any given workday day is pretty good.
The E3 Assessment is a multidimensional instrument. #
In addition, Biodata instruments like the E3 Assessment represent a larger perspective of an individual’s way of being in the world. Unlike the DISC or MBTI, which give you a 4-item perspective of fixed traits, the E3 Assessment is a multidimensional instrument which covers several domains of personality, giving a composite of your motivators and preferences of behavior. This means that you can’t extract just one result and it be true on its own, instead your results must be looked at like a mosaic that fits together as a whole. And unlike personality which is often deemed as “fixed” for an individual (meaning you really aren’t ever going to be any different), behaviors can and do change. That means that if you take the E3 or any other similar biodata instrument, your results will change over time based on your own growth and development in your life. The results focus directly on how a person behaves in the present moment, allowing us to make actionable, measurable growth recommendations.
Here’s a way to think about the difference between biodata and personality assessments: Do you live your life now the same way you did 10 years ago? Probably not, and that’s completely normal.