So through a close reading of interdisciplinary sources, how does one prepare to develop a profiling matrix and narrative on some terrorist event of interest? And, what is terrorism, this event of interest? Without an easy-to-apply definition that also seems to comply with readers’ construction of reality, the prediction, post-diction, peri-diction, understanding, and influence of terrorism may become both problematic and a fool’s errand. To arrive at a definition, readers might wish to immerse themselves in data.