The Nexus Quest

Enhancing your emotional intelligence by learning how to manage yourself and behave in virtuous ways.

Actionable Training

Develop practical skills that enhance all aspects of your life

Intriguing Activities

Complete interesting assignments that engage your head and heart

Exclusive Content

Access educational materials that are only available on this website

What is the Nexus Quest?

The Nexus Quest is a series of 52 online courses, each consisting of seven, 13-minute mini-lessons. Most people complete one lesson per day, but you can speed up the process as fast as you desire.

Each course focuses on one of the 52 outstanding qualities of the four primary temperaments (Blue, Gold, Green, and Orange). These virtues or strengths are the personal characteristics that help them achieve more happiness and “goodness” in life. Fortunately, all of us can acquire these positive virtues too. It only takes 13 minutes per day!

As we become more virtuous, and drive out negative vices, we also become more emotionally intelligent, more mature, more confident, more capable, more useful, and more satisfied. We can better manage ourselves and other people, because we know how to manage or adjust our own attitudes and behavior to achieve success.

What are the 52 Virtues?

BLUE

Accessibility
Compassion
Friendliness
Gentleness
Gratitude
Humility
Idealism
Nurturing
Sincerity
Thoughtfulness
Tolerance
Trust
Unity

GOLD

Assertiveness
Concern
Discipline
Honor
Justice
Moderation
Obedience
Orderliness
Persistence
Prudence
Purposefulness
Reliability
Stability

GREEN

Accuracy
Autonomy
Composure
Concentration
Confidence
Curiosity
Efficiency
Expertise
Foresight
Ingenuity
Pragmatism
Reason
Wisdom

ORANGE

Adaptability
Adroitness
Candor
Courage
Freedom
Immediacy
Impact
Initiative
Optimism
Performance
Persuasiveness
Playfulness
Vitality

What Do I Get?

CEU Credits

If you desire continuing education credits, complete the optional certification quiz for each course

Personalized Coaching

Receive a monthly 30-minute, one-on-one coaching session as well as follow-ups

Video Streaming

Participate in our video streams and interact with experts and other course participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nathan Bryce, the inventor of the patented Insight Personality Instrument and author of Standing Naked in the Shower and Four Lenses Unfolded, developed these 52 courses as a follow-up to his foundational work on human temperament. He believes happiness and success in life comes from not simply understanding what makes people tick, but by appreciating and accommodating the strengths and preferences of others, as well as emulating and adopting their greatest characteristics. That is the objective of the Nexus Quest.

Each course contains seven lessons. On average, each lesson is about 13 minutes in length, including time spent completing one of the assignments. Ideally, you would complete a lesson in one session, completing a different lesson every day. At the end of the course is an optional certification quiz that you can complete to earn a certificate of completion. 

The first lesson of each course features a PDF download that will serve as your workbook or journal for each course. The lesson also contains a video introduction, recorded by the course author, which outlines what will be covered in the course. The following six lessons each focus on a different attribute or facet of the virtue. Each lesson contains 3 to 5 paragraphs which explain what that aspect looks like and how to acquire it. After reading the content, you will find at least two assignments that you can complete to help you learn and practice. The more time you spend with the exercises, the more successful you will be.

No, unless you want to earn a certificate of completion or receive continuing education credits for the course. Each course will earn .15 CEUs (about 1½ hours of work). After you electronically submit your completed journal, and you have given the instructor a couple of days to grade it, if you earn 80% of the possible points, you can download its certificate of completion. 

No. This is an individualized self-improvement website that tracks your activity and progress in order to award certificates of completion. Furthermore, as you complete assessments, lessons, and assignments, you may reveal personal information that you may not want others to access. If you find this website helpful, we encourage you to invite those around you to acquire their own subscriptions.

Yes. It is designed to be used repeatedly. You could use it before you start a course, and then use it after you finish it, to see if your score for that particular virtue improved. After each use, a report will be sent to the email associated with your account. You may want to share those emails with your coach.

What Do Participants Say?

This program is filled with life-changing insights on the human family. It has enhanced my personal and professional relationships because I can now interact and connect with different personality types in ways that are important to them.
Richard Paul Evans
Salt Lake City, Utah
This type of training really sells itself because you go in and before long everyone has an "a-ha" or "now I get it" experience. It has most definitely had a profound effect on my success and the success of my staff.
Connie Kunkel
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The strength of the course materials and strategies made this professional development effort one of the most successful ever attempted. The evidence of the effectiveness of the program is overwhelming.
Maryanna Hubbard
Arnolds Park, Iowa
This program will help you to know a lot more about the important people in your life. The insights you will gain will make you a better husband or wife, a better father or mother, and a better son or daughter. It is fun to complete and easy to put into practice.
Dr. Robin C. Ford
Chandler, Arizona

Join Hundreds of Thousands of Satisfied Course Participants

Since 1992, we have been providing human temperament and emotional intelligence assessments, training, and coaching. We have assembled a vast team of hundreds of experts, authors, coaches, and trainers who have traveled throughout the world teaching people how to better understand themselves and then change their own behavior to enhance their relationships and interactions with all types of people.