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TriMetrix DNA

What is TriMetrix DNA?


TriMetrix DNA is another of our triple-science assessments! Combining three cutting edge assessments to explore behavioural style, personal motivators, and competencies, TriMetrix DNA is a powerful addition for any trainer, coach, or consultant’s toolkit!

TriMetrix DNA: A Triple Science Assessment

As a triple-science assessment, TriMetrix DNA provides us with three perspectives to understand the people we work with: it explores their behavioural style (HOW they prefer to behave and communicate), their personal motivators (WHY they move into action), and their competencies (WHICH competencies they have mastered).


When using a traditional single-dimensional assessment, we can miss (or have to assume) so much about what makes a person who they are. With a multi-science assessment, such as TriMetrix DNA, we have more places to look for answers and a more complete framework to help people understand themselves and others.


The Multi-Science Advantage

When using the DISC assessment, the “high C” style is often characterised as behaving in a structured and organised fashion. Because of this, many consultants falsely assume that someone with a “low C” will be unable to cope with work that requires attention to detail, planning and analysis. While sometimes this assumption is true, other times it is completely false. The question is: why?


When we have access to all three pieces of information provided by the TriMetrix DNA, we can reveal what is missing. Even though the person has a “low C”, we then learn, by looking at the person’s Motivators profile, that there is a very strong drive for practicality (Utilitarian) present. In addition to this finding, we learn, by looking at the person’s DNA profile, that there is a well developed competency for “Planning & Organising”. An individual with this overall combination is someone who has mastered the ability to carry out detailed work very effectively (Planning/Organising), however, instead of seeking to gather large amounts of data (high C), they will prefer only essential information (low C), which is reinforced by the drive to get things done as practically and efficiently as possible (Utilitarian). This integrated view reveals a more complete picture of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses — one that other consultants frequently don’t get to see and thus risk giving their clients substandard advice.


To better understand 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.




TriMetrix DNA: Measuring behaviours, motivators, and competencies!


The TriMetrix DNA is a powerful assessment combining three sciences, helping you to explore three key areas of performance:

HOW we behave and communicate — using the world famous DISC assessment

WHY we move into action — using the simple yet powerful Workplace Motivators assessment

WHICH competencies we have mastered and to what degree — using the TTI DNA assessment


This powerful combination is available in a number of versions (explained below) and covers 4 sections: Behaviours, Motivators, Competencies, as well as an integrated section combining Behavioural and Motivational feedback. This layered approach provides a fantastic framework for people to build awareness and appreciation of their potential strengths, opportunities for growth, and to craft specific action plans for professional development.



The TTI Success Insights DISC profile is available in a number of different versions specifically designed for different applications. The suite includes reports designed for use in recruitment and selection as well as more comprehensive coaching and development reports. Unlike some of the more primitive DISC models, our DISC assessments provide feedback on all four factors to truly capture how we are unique at a behavioural level and avoid pigeonholing people. The 4 core DISC behaviours measured are:


Dominance – How we respond to problems & challenges.

Influence – How we respond to people & contact.

Steadiness – How we respond to pace & consistency.

Compliance – How we respond to procedures & constraints.


Note: The behaviours section also includes the Behavioural Hierarchy: 8 sub-behavioural tendencies based on the core four.




The Workplace Motivators 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. The 6 core Motivators measured are:

Theoretical – A drive for knowledge and learning.

Utilitarian – A drive for a return on all investments.

Aesthetic – A drive for beauty and creative expression.

Social – A drive for compassion and helping others.

Individualistic – A drive for uniqueness, status and to lead.

Traditional – A drive for unity, order and a system for living.

Note: The Workplace Motivators 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.



The competencies section of the TriMetrix DNA examines a person’s level of development in 23 business-related competencies. The report ranks the individual’s “Competencies Hierarchy” from the most developed competency to the least developed competency. The 23 competencies measured are as follows:


1. Analytical Problem                            13. Leadership

2. Conflict Management                       14. Decision Making

3. Continuous Learning                        15. Management

4. Creativity/Innovation                        16. Negotiation

5. Customer Service                              17. Personal Effectiveness

6. Decision                                              18. Persuasion

7. Diplomacy                                          19. Planning/Organising

8. Empathy                                             20. Presenting

9. Employee Development                  21. Self-Management

10. Flexibility                                          22. Teamwork

11. Futuristic Thinking                          23. Written Communication

12. Goal Orientation


Note: The TTI DNA was created to simplify and refine more complex and cumbersome competency models. When creating a competency framework with this model, the same 23 competencies are applicable to any position. What changes each time is the hierarchy of importance and the extent to which each skill needs to be developed. Thus, the DNA model simplifies your development framework to highlight only the most important factors that affect a person’s success in one’s current (or future) role and only focus on the development of those skills which will have the highest payoff.


This integrated section explores the influence of one dimension of performance on another — in this case, one’s DISC behavioural style and personal motivators. Included in the TriMetrix DNA Coaching Report is a section that explores how an individual’s motivators might impact their DISC behavioural style and vice versa. This is something that is not available from any other assessment provider.



The TriMetrix DNA series is made up of a collection of reports designed to support your initiatives and help achieve the outcomes you are looking for. 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 multi-science report, TriMetrix DNA explores Behavioural Style, Personal Motivators and Competencies. There are four sets of reports in this series, including:

TriMetrix DNA Job Profiles – Providing a validated way to profile the unique positions in any business and determine the “ideal” mix of behaviours, motivators and competencies for a superior performer. We refer to this as “Position Benchmarking”.

TriMetrix DNA Selection Profiles – A shortened version of the full report designed to provide hiring managers with what they need to understand a candidate’s behaviour, motivations and competencies mix.

TriMetrix DNA Comparison and Gap Reports – A set of reports to visually display personal reports against a benchmark (for example, in the selection process to see how closely someone matches a benchmark).

TriMetrix DNA Coaching and Development Reports – A set of reports that comprehensively explores an individual’s behavioural style, motivators and competencies. These reports are available in General, Sales and Executive versions.



DISC, Workplace Motivators and the TTI DNA are all wonderfully versatile tools. The TriMetrix DNA profile is commonly used in the following functions:



Recruitment and Selection


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


Planning and Strategy

Change Management

Conflict Resolution





Personal Effectiveness

Family Relationships

Career Planning



via the DNA Upgrade Accreditation


In order to access the DNA profile, accreditation is first required. There are two steps to achieve DNA accreditation (earning you the formal designation CPAA):


Step One – Attend the DISC and Motivators Accreditation

Step Two – Attend the DNA Upgrade Accreditation


(Please note that step 1 must be completed before step 2.)


In DNA Accreditation, we will explore the DNA model (looking at WHICH competencies people have mastered) and the ACI model (looking at WHAT personal talents people have at their disposal). We will also look at the integration of this model with the rest of the TTI Success Insights suite of tools, ensuring you have a more complete understanding of human performance.


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 DNA accreditation will ensure you have more tools, resources, solutions, and better quality training to solve more organisational development challenges — and ultimately add more value to your organisation!


This program is run on a needs basis – contact us for details.

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