Your Athlete Type report, in various sections below, is based on your personal results on the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) assessment, the world’s preeminent athletic mindset indicator.
Your matched TAP Athlete Type, Performance Trait scores and Sports Psychologist analysis result from a comparison of your TAP results to the analytics on TAP results of over 30,000 elite athletes from the NFL®, NBA®, MLB®, MLL®, women’s professional athletes, men’s and women’s college athletes and soldiers from the US Military Special Forces. This report compares your TAP responses to those elite athletes as well as your peers.
The purpose for this report is to guide you to sharpen important competitive and life skills and help you enjoy your athletic experience, no matter your age or physical talent. This report will give you better insight into your athletic mindset and suggest steps to help you realize your fullest potential.
Many people wonder where did the TAP originate or what is its basis. In the preliminary stages, data was collected on top athletes. This data included physical measures, performance statistics, attitudes and psychological characteristics known as behavioral indicators. No assumptions were made about the nature or number of success factors found in top athletes.
After several years of tracking outcomes, it was determined the most successful athletes possess characteristics referred to as intangibles by many, which means the non-physical aspects. These intangible results are contained in the sections below of this report. Once these impact factors were discovered, the items that measured attitudes and psychological characteristics became the TAP survey. More tracking studies were conducted to further refine the items and improve the TAP. Many revisions were made as the database grew to tens of thousands of athletes. This database contains many famous athletes of yesterday and today, along with several who did not perform at professional scouts’ expectations.
It is possible you will compare favorably to these elite athletes in some areas. It is also possible you might be surprised or disappointed if you are described as average or needing improvement in some areas.
Keep in mind that most professional athletes are average or need improvement in some areas.
Taking the TAP alone won’t make you better. It is like thinking that if you buy an exercise bike, you will be in top condition. You must ride the bike to get in better shape. Thus, the next step is for you to establish a game plan for reaching goals aimed at improving your mental skills by using the results and suggestions in this report.
Best of luck in your athletic career, Johnny.
Dr. Robert Troutwine
Chief Psychologist, The Right Profile
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For more information see the premium advice sections for athletes and additional tips and techniques in parent and coach reports
This advice focuses on in-depth analysis of your Competitive Nature. Competitive nature can best be looked at as how you naturally respond to competitive events or environments. Most competitive situations require a mix of urgency and patience, finding a better balance between these two factors can help your competitive nature improve.
The Coping Style advice is a deep-dive into how you typically react to things like mistakes, disappointment, and pressure. Most of these things are key components of your emotional make-up, and therefore this advice can be a look at how you perceive different events both positive and negative. Coping Style, as it is based on the different life experiences you have, can change slowly throughout your life as you encounter new situations and experiences.
This advice is often misunderstood. Work Style is not a reflection of work ethic, or how hard you work. Work style is more a look into the way that you approach getting things done. It takes things like organization and practicality and how that relates to the efficiency in which you complete tasks.
Mental Characteristics won’t tell you about your intelligence, because that isn’t what the advice is about. This advice is more focused on things like focus, concentration, adaptability, and your preferred style of learning. This could be a great part of the report to share with your mentors, teammates, and coaches.
Poor alignment of one’s strengths, working style, and values to the work involved in a given career will at a minimum lead to dissatisfaction, and often can lead to depression or a critical need to change careers after investing years in education and work experience. The challenge is to find a career path that maximizes the use of one’s natural talents and preferences. Sounds obvious right? What makes this especially challenging is that in many higher-level professional careers, the type of work changes from hour-to-hour, day-to-day and week-to-week.
Based upon Johnny’s profile results, this section details Johnny’s natural abilities, core values and preferred work environments, including the cultural factors and management styles that will lead to overall career satisfaction and a good fit for Johnny.
Johnny's natural abilities and talents, when utilized, help him to perform better and enjoy his job more. Also, his success is generally more dependent on leveraging and capitalizing on his strong points rather than focusing on his weak point - it's his strong points and natural abilities that will bring Johnny job satisfaction and success. Johnny has probably already experienced something like this: When the work he does in his job or in school aligns well with his natural abilities, things start to go easier, move more smoothly, and he feels better about what he is working on or studying. The results usually come out much better. The opposite is also true, when the work he does or the subject he is studying is not well aligned with his natural abilities, things feel more difficult, stress levels increase and results are not so good. The key here is 'alignment'. Because most professional jobs involve several different types of work, some of the work he does may be well aligned and some may not. If he can move himself into a career path where most of the work is aligned with his natural abilities, he will be more successful and more satisfied.
For maximum job satisfaction and success, his job and his work environment should align with his core values. The list below represents core values for his profile results.
Work that aligns well with the ‘go-to’ or preferred behaviors of Johnny's profile.
Aligning his work environment and the organization’s culture with his profile is also another important consideration in finding the right job. His profile prefers an environment where:
Based on your results, we are able to create two different lists. This first list, as you can probably tell from the name, focused on finding possible careers that will be good fits based on your personality type and style. These jobs will not only be natural fits but will be more fulfilling as they satisfy certain interests and needs that you have.
This list, as the name suggests, is intended to highlight careers that are not aligned well with your mindset. These are careers that would be far out of your comfort zone and may not come as naturally to you as the careers listed in the “Best Fit for Careers” section. This doesn’t mean that you can’t succeed or enjoy having a career listed here, they will just require more work to get accustomed to.