What is RISE?

RISE (Ruler – Individual – Supporter – Expert) is a decision-making process analysis system that analyses and interprets personality and behaviour. The RISE System has been in use since 2001


The RISE System is based in part on Marston’s behavioural analysis system. While Marston’s nearly 100-year-old system and its American successor systems focus on defining behaviour, RISE focuses on defining personality and behaviour. Because behaviour is constantly changing, it is not relevant for critical decisions. Instead, we must focus on one’s personality if we want to know more about their decision-making process. The main difference between RISE and traditional systems is that only RISE defines the ‘original personality’ of an individual, which is present since childhood and governs decision-making in a crisis situation. RISE also defines the ‘present personality’, i.e. the personality in use at the time of the assessment, which governs less important decisions. The differences between the original personality and the present personality (‘personality modifications’) provide invaluable information about the analysed person, especially regarding the decisions affecting their professional and personal lives. Importantly, any deviation from the original personality causes tension and stress in one’s life. Thus, the greater one’s personality modification, the worse one’s performance in all areas of life. This is why we can say that the original personality is responsible for maximizing performance, thereby leading us toward our most successful professional and personal lives.

RISE is the sole psychological system that can identify the ‘idol personality’. The idol personality is the combination of personality characteristics one constructs as a paradigm and strives toward. As they strive, a person incorporates these personality factors into their original personality throughout their lifetime. Thus, by measuring one’s idol personality, we can define their expected future personality modifications. By defining the original, present, and idol personalities, we can: identify the current and future decision-making mechanisms of the analysed person, plan for changes to their personality during a crisis situation, create a complex motivational system based on their features, and thus make it possible to design their most successful path forward.

Another defining advantage of RISE is its unique generational research that explains motivational differences among age groups using 12-year periods and 4-year sub-periods. Thus, our personality and behavioural analyses not only show one’s decision-making mechanisms, but also identify how sociological events impact decision-making. RISE’s unique generational research extends far beyond the traditionally applied X-Y-Z generational theory, which, due to its inability to account for rapidly evolving technology and the increasingly fast pace of societal change, is not useful on an international level. RISE’s generational research focuses on events that have significant impacts on society – there are currently 2472 specific events in our database – and how these events make decision-making more homogenous during specific time periods. Each 12-year generation has a so-called personality and behaviour ‘wave’ that pushes its members toward a specific personality type. Thus, each generation has an overall identity that allows us to analyse the difference in decision-making mechanisms among the generations. With this solution, RISE is the first psychological system to modify the outcome of an analysis by evaluating responses using the differences in generational decision-making mechanisms. By grouping generations, RISE provides a concrete method for businesspeople and private individuals to understand each other’s mindsets, motivations, and expectations.

RISE assessments can be used from the age of 10. Our junior assessments are able to demonstrate in a timely fashion the personality changes that are found in children, which are usually caused by their family, friend, and school environments. Thus, RISE gives parents, teachers, and coaches the opportunity to make critical decisions about the child – primarily on matters that are crucial to their futures – based on the child’s true personality and not on the present modifications.

After RISE’s business success, RISE’s founders introduced the system to the international sport field in 2011 because of their devotion to sport, especially team sport. While it is important to know a person’s ‘original personality’ in the business world – since one manager has on average 7 critical decisions each year – it is even more important in an athlete’s life because, depending on the sport, crisis situations occur weekly (or even daily) during an international tournament. In handball, football, basketball, and tennis, RISE has proven successful for athlete selection, team selection, development of motivational systems, and in the preparation of coaches and players. RISE’s strengths include: recruitment for creating successful teams, developing motivational systems, developing and managing the training system of young players, steering players in the right direction, and managing the path and process of transforming young talents into top athletes.

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