The Discovery of Athlete Types™
Over the years, a database of athletes’ results was collected that contained more than 20,000 individuals. This was the population used to discover if there were distinct types of athletes based on their TAP results. The process used involves sophisticated and complicated statistics that basically compute differences or distance between all individuals at the same time on a multitude of dimensions. It’s like a telescope that can see all parts of the universe at once.
The result was that eight distinct Athlete Types™ were discovered. If someone had a large database of results on salespeople or healthcare providers, the same analysis might reveal certain types of salespeople or nurses. Perhaps there would only be four types of salespeople or 15 types of nurses.
Once the Athlete Types™ were discovered, it became possible to determine what Athlete Type™ a person is once they complete the TAP survey. The analysis reveals which Athlete Type™ the person is closest to, much like determining which solar system a planet might belong to. The person might be far from the center of the Athlete Type™ or could be very close, but everyone will be classified as falling into one of the eight Athlete Types™.