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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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Offbeat (Unconventionality)

High scoring Offbeat testimonials
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Highest scoring Offbeat traits

The following items all had a statistically significant factor loadings (similar to correlations) on the Offbeat drive:

**If you see only one number it means that item only had a significant loading on the Offbeat drive (>.130, sample size >=600), otherwise the factor loading numbers are listed in the MOTIV order (Marketing, Offbeat, Thinking, Interpersonal, Vital)


Being different is my oxygen. .602
I find being unconventional rewarding. .594
obscure .050 .592 .029 -.145 -.303
I have the temperament of an artist. .587
I like to leap into the unknown. .021 .582 -.129 -.007 .145
I take risks. .119 .570 -.013 -.043 .281
I love to think up new ways of doing things. .103 .537 .135 .162 .155
I'm different but I don't care if everyone knows it. -.145 .534 .010 .062 .069
I find non-conformity rewarding. .533
I stand out. .223 .533 -.021 .014 .160
I seek danger. .147 .529 -.031 -.041 -.008
I engage in daily acts of rebellion. .166 .522 -.031 -.022 -.174
I'm more interested in the unknown than the known. .522
I know how to get around the rules. .173 .521 .024 -.034 -.053
I love to examine the unusual.-.022 .519 .272 .060 -.065
I find taking risks rewarding. .223 .518 -.016 .077 .058
I feel that by being unconventional, I will attract the right kind of person. .145 .516 .039 .069 -.138
I am an explorer. .059 .514 .011 .141 .193
I take existing ideas and link them together in new and interesting ways. .034 .512 .221 .143 .179
The best way to survive in the world is to be unconventional. .006 .508 -.013 .005 -.070
I feel best when I am taking risks. .192 .507 -.116 -.083 .251
I get insights into intrinsic patterns and connections that may not seem linked to the external world. .506
I find being different rewarding. .504
I like to do frightening things. .504
I am open to change. .046 .495 .100 .153 .269
I'm not wired the same as others. .495
I want to live the best way possible so I'm constantly experimenting, making adjustments. .132 .490 .041 .204 .194
My main motivation is to be different. .221 .490 .012 .091 .031
chaotic .107 .489 -.101 -.051 -.294
Things other people find disturbing interest me. .121 .488 .056 -.092 -.202
I stand out. .161 .486 -.012 .010 .183
I have better artistic taste than most people. .481
I am very particular about who/how I am, but it's entirely for me, not to please/impress anyone else on this planet. -.211 .477 .166 -.166 .210
I love art house (independent) movies. women .476 men .371
The normal rules don't apply to me. .229 .473 -.077 -.092 -.218
I do not need the validation of my parents. .473
I do so many things just to feel a thrill, to feel alive. .267 .473 -.073 .038 .006
Even when it makes me miserable, I am compelled to be unconventional. .135 .467 .041 .066 -.197
I stick to the rules. .152 -.465 .230 .253 .170
Freedom of action and thought is very important to me. .039 .461 .169 .008 .239
It would be hurtful to be unable to be different. .459
I am defined by my internal compass (not an external one). -.208 .458 .188 .051 .051
I'm more attached to my imagination than reality. .058 .458 -.207 -.057 -.335
I have a lot of theories. -.015 .458 .225 -.014 -.129
I am a thrill seeker compared to most people. .147 .458 -.118 .024 .311
I understand people who think differently. -.110 .456 .017 .242 .086
I avoid dangerous situations. -.076 -.453 .245 .081 .002
I seek adventure. .145 .452 -.019 .137 .172
I want to achieve the impossible. .169 .447 .057 .016 -.036
Curiosity is my oxygen. .445
I tend to focus on how disconnected/different I am from others. .265 .442 .081 .061 -.236
My main motivation is express my individuality. .212 .441 .005 .119 .051
I like to do things that scare me. .440
I am more aware of how I want to act than of what actions would be most rewarded by others/society. .440
I am stubbornly true to myself which is great when my I'm right and awful when I'm wrong. .145 .434 .150 .094 -.029
I have designed my life to maximize my freedom. .186 .431 .018 -.123 .174
transcendental -.017 .430 .142 .156 -.109
I have better artistic taste than most people. .132 .427 -.026 -.071 -.067
I enjoy being reckless. .128 .425 -.194 .051 -.193
I quickly perceive similarities, differences, and anomalies. .003 .422 .465 -.004 .002
I just follow whatever I'm interested in. .421
It is very important that my kids are unconventional. .079 .421 -.005 .050 -.117
I am curious about many different things .419
I would hate to be ordinary. .277 .419 -.035 .075 -.042
How I feel/think about myself does not rely on the opinions of others. -.230 .418 .108 -.146 .373
I like to challenge others. .133 .417 .121 -.059 .185
I am a seeker. .076 .415 .093 .140 .101
I am willing to try anything once. .414
There is nothing more important than being curious. .054 .414 .104 .068 .021
You can never be too happy. .186 .414 -.169 .094 .094
The idea of dropping out of society to get more in tune with myself makes a lot of sense to me. -.117 .413 .009 -.009 -.308
I am courageous. .114 .412 .078 .050 .467
I am an adventure addict. .189 .412 .088 .038 .127
I am preoccupied with my inner-thought world. .171 .411 -.104 .056 -.355
I frequently assess other peoples emotional states by watching their behavior. .145 .411 .100 .251 -.038
I can make anybody believe anything I want them to. .411 .410 0 0 0
I am interested in the paranormal. .015 .411 -.226 .198 -.166
I am obsessive about things that interest me. .167 .410 .070 .014 -.215
I love to customize things. .409
I seek out the patterns of the universe. .023 .409 .258 .032 .007
I am stubbornly true to myself. .019 .409 .193 .055 .151
I love indie rock. women .408 men .256
I am more interested in intellectual pursuits than anything else. .007 .408 .431 .036 .007
Anything I want to do I can do. .145 .408 .048 .103 .477
I frequently write stories, poetry, and/or music. -.006 .407 -.126 .071 -.094
I have very strong instincts. .105 .407 -.068 .236 .086
I am impulsive. .321 .407 -.269 .136 -.002
I had a lot of philosophical discussions with my family growing up. .406
I am extremely intuitive. .001 .404 .073 .165 .074
I'm only interested in things I'm extremely passionate about. .170 .404 .057 -.019 -.180
I find it easy to manipulate others. .437 .404 .009 -.158 -.118
complex .033 .402 .267 -.075 -.056
I am aware at a detailed level of what is going on in my body including my emotional state. .143 .402 .160 .198 .161
I try to examine myself objectively. .044 .402 .298 .079 .052
I am quick to spot inconsistencies. .021 .401 .481 .068 .037
Existence is fascinating. .136 .401 .101 .180 .289
I trust my feelings over the feelings of others. .162 .401 .092 -.151 .069
I could make an effective 'con artist' if the situation required it. .251 .400 .041 -.149 -.038
The things I value most are internal. -.174 .400 .165 .197 .003
I have the freedom to become something other than my circumstances would normally produce. .003 .399 .048 .019 .361
I would make a good scam artist. .257 .399 .022 -.116 -.149
I would like to find my way into the history books. .230 .398 .128 -.019 -.046
You can never be too optimistic. .151 .396 -.131 .166 .334
I would rather be killed than back down to anyone. .395
I am good at picking up on the intentions of others. -.051 .393 .158 -.057 .037 female
I find obscurity to be rewarding. -.070 .392 .019 -.035 -.227
I do what I want, when I want. .177 .392 -.020 -.147 .129
I believe in a collective unconscious. .164 .392 -.067 .140 -.032
I am determined to have my own way. .420 .391 .051 -.195 -.034
I had a lot of intellectual discussions with my family growing up. .390
I believe marijuana should be legal. .032 .390 -.013 -.134 -.174
When I want something, I'll sometimes go out on a limb to get it. .317 .389 .000 .110 .135
math ooooo art .038 .389 -.215 .018 -.178
set place ooooo misplace (big 5 orderliness) .066 .389 -.177 .177 -.298
I believe in living completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after. .387
I find adventure seeking rewarding. .144 .387 .040 .125 .216
I value internal rewards/validation more than external rewards/validation. -.261 .387 .196 .165 .083
I can talk others into doing things. .384 .385 -.012 .003 .071
I am defined by my ideas. .136 .384 .261 .102 .005
I want to follow a path in life which is ambitious, unconventional, logical, beneficial to the world, and makes me happy. .163 .384 .172 .129 .206
It is important to become aware of how I may see things differently from how they really are. -.022 .383 .231 .173 -.096
I use difficult words. .383
Most of the music I love is unknown to others. -.065 .383 .082 .008 -.239
Question everything, even question why you question everything. .046 .382 .345 -.043 -.103
You can never be too unconventional. .381
It is important to become aware of how your nervous system perceives reality. .024 .381 .297 .053 -.116
As long as I still want something, I keep trying different things until I succeed. .046 .381 .151 .044 .373
I'm not normal. -.078 .380 -.092 .028 -.549
The ways of those with whom I live, and probably always shall live, are as different from mine as moonlight is from sunshine. .043 .378 .082 -.150 -.212
I am very impressive. .374 .379 .093 .029 .317
I pursue activities which make me feel blissful/high. .220 .379 .048 .056 .076
I have the temperament of an artist. .102 .379 -.087 .101 -.136
I trust my logic over the logic of others. .164 .378 .377 -.147 -.005
I can live my life in any way I want to. -.017 .377 .114 -.105 .141
I have no interest in being revolutionary .032 -.377 .056 .086 -.091
I operate by a theoretical+experiential understanding of myself and the world that I am constantly updating/altering. .047 .377 .295 .050 -.012
I am highly theoretical. .024 .376 .312 .021 -.102
I am insane. -.054 .375 -.098 -.023 -.398
I'm too lost in my own world to actually care what other people might be thinking/feeling about me. -.131 .374 -.019 -.179 .072
clean ooooo messy (big 5 orderliness) -.045 .373 -.106 .020 -.238
I have no respect for the status quo. -.154 .372 .081 -.071 -.142
I am willing to be misunderstood. .370
I'm inclined to think that no one is remotely like me. .104 .370 -.067 -.046 -.189
I do things when I feel like doing them. .145 .370 -.023 -.078 -.102
My moral judgments are based mostly on how things effect me. .370 .061 .026 -.055 -.160
The only rules I buy into are the physical laws of the universe. .124 .369 .270 -.101 -.086
I like change.- (I don't like change) .029 -.369 .038 .009 -.442
If someone hurt a loved one of mine, I would stop at nothing to get revenge. .239 .369 .061 -.079 -.152
I see myself as open to new experiences, complex. .079 .369 -.057 .305 .033
I live for the creation and appreciation of art/beauty. .081 .369 -.129 .227 -.008
I like to be challenged by others. .052 .369 .178 -.034 .246
I love intellectual pursuits more than most other things in life. .042 .367 .409 .029 -.051
I frequently sketch, draw, and/or paint. .366
I want to change the world. .099 .364 .033 .224 .121
I have had the thought/feeling that I wanted to hurt someone. .106 .363 .030 -.197 -.376
I am more preoccupied with what I like than with being liked. -.129 .361 .148 -.192 .137
I thrive on problem solving. .017 .361 .520 .107 .102
I evaluate what is worth believing in and most important to who I really am inside. -.047 .360 .118 .228 .160
My unconscious processes/insticts are as important as conscious ones. -.023 .359 -.165 .139 -.069
I believe in the paranormal. .052 .358 -.246 .240 -.106
I don't think death is a big deal. -.069 .357 .122 -.014 -.157
An underlying consciousness and intelligence connects everyone. .144 .357 .022 .253 .076
I often find myself resenting people who give me orders. .137 .357 -.019 -.129 -.272
I am good at picking up on the intentions of others. .087 .356 .013 .268 -.020 men
I find solitude to be rewarding. -.145 .355 .208 -.105 -.170
You can never be too persevering. .152 .355 .072 .080 -.013
I compare current experience against stored past impressions and experiences. .154 .354 .263 -.130 .125
I want to have an exciting life (stimulating experiences). .236 .352 .005 -.020 .158
The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved. -.011 .352 .275 .130 .172
I am motivated by the desire to be in control of my life. .265 .350 .189 .015 .179
I'm not a big risk taker. -.059 -.350 .224 .087 -.384
Every individual interprets the same world differently. -.066 .350 .111 .141 .010
You can never be too helpful to others. .011 .350 -.237 .315 .032
I have or would like to write a novel. .350
Happiness is about self improvement not ascending the social hierarchy. -.065 .349 .202 .101 .065
I find political discussions interesting. -.043 .349 .159 .005 .008
I dislike artistic types. .156 -.348 .084 -.159 .007
I prefer rude, but exciting people to nice, but boring people. .285 .348 .032 -.199 -.019
I am a thinker. -.052 .347 .328 .058 .023
I am the biggest influence in my life. .132 .346 .210 .189 .117
I am more obedient than rebellious. .064 -.346 .078 .288 .087
I have an intense need to live the best life I can. .271 .346 .062 .154 .311
I don't care what people think of me. -.308 .345 .089 -.134 .190
Conventional morality means nothing to me. -.021 .340 .006 -.265 -.179
I am motivated by the desire to be in control of my happiness. .250 .340 .134 .008 .197
I am supernatural. .082 .338 -.142 .083 -.040
I get my energy from my inner world of thoughts and feelings. -.044 .337 .164 .067 .035
I am highly aware of my immediate surroundings and using my five senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste) to immediately react to them. .159 .335 .150 .066 .095
Pleasure (the gratification of my desires) is very important to me. .348 .335 .198 -.128 .066
I can read minds to some degree. .142 .342 .068 .168 .003
I'm always aware of what my gut/instincts want me to do. .033 .342 -.022 .161 .190
I find reinforcement within myself, not others. -.043 .341 .266 -.193 .132
Life is like a game of poker. .179 .337 .076 -.017 -.092
I have a secret life. .146 .336 -.003 -.022 -.230
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. .065 .335 .059 .261 .208
You can never be too content. .221 .335 -.069 .047 .093
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Nothing is more important than freedom. .335
brainiac .010 .334 .513 .079 .066
I find most people irrational. .062 .333 .273 -.137 -.291
athiest ooooo theist .046 -.332 -.055 .284 .167
We create ourselves. .066 .331 .071 .088 .259
I'm very intense. .161 .331 .035 .060 .072
I am an outsider. -.081 .331 .107 -.006 -.589
I enjoy fine-tuning a definition or concept to support a theory, perspective or framework. .046 .330 .400 .055 .056
Life is a mystery. .136 .330 -.079 .259 -.173
I have a lot of will power. .082 .329 .181 .063 .437
The world is a playground to satisfy my desires. .217 .329 .048 -.080 .113
I have a short fuse. .299 .329 -.204 -.056 -.370
I enjoy confrontation. .329 (women) .057 (men)
I attempt to make the outer world more like my inner self. .176 .328 .110 .158 .048
I find it rewarding to be very aware of my environment at all times. .177 .328 .220 .193 .042
There is no topic I'm uncomfortable discussing. .328
I would like to live on in some way. .157 .327 .007 .038 .034
I am adaptable. .085 .327 .069 .161 .267
I prefer the familiar. .196 -.326 .197 .189 -.377
Being able to manipulate people is very important. .365 .326 .173 -.295 -.185
I prefer to date people who have an independent trajectory in life. .107 .325 .153 .082 .019
I look for signs. .209 .324 -.075 .322 -.073
I hate looking like anyone else. .324
sarcastic .309 .323 -.142 -.095 -.080
Identity is the imprint of one's will on existence. .250 .323 .065 .032 .080
I think marijuana should be legal. .323
I frequently attempt to conceive the future, possible contingences, and significance of things. .113 .323 .276 .117 -.094
I don't feel bad being mean to people. .114 .322 .166 -.404 -.159
I engage in magical thinking. .321
I am argumentitive. .177 .321 .118 -.087 -.125
Happiness is found internally. -.244 .321 .175 .248 .170
I like feeling a heightened sense of pleasure. .353 .321 .063 .072 .027
It is important to reprogram oneself. .165 .320 .283 .120 -.088
I have a bad temper. .294 .319 -.235 -.060 -.401
I have a compulsion to follow the rules. .110 -.319 .177 .291 -.080
I readily see cause-effect relationships. .005 .317 .409 .141 .055
Artistic achievement is very important to me. .047 .317 -.141 .110 -.095
Problems in a romantic relationship hurt the relationship not me. .102 .317 .135 -.205 .061
Boredom motivates me to do things. .005 .316 .086 .084 .159
Every day is a new adventure. .039 .316 -.066 .240 .422
There is nothing more important than intuition. .136 .315 .029 .130 .025
If I want something, I am ruthless in my attempts to get it. .357 .315 .104 -.223 .008
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. .010 .315 .255 .024 .253
We know a fraction of what there is to know. .192 .315 .117 .122 -.037
***I attempt to make the outer world more like my inner self.
If the happiest path in life for me also resulted in everyone thinking I was an idiot, I would still take that path. .314
I prefer friends that challenge me and just think I'm ok to friends that don't challenge me and think I'm awesome. -.033 .314 .197 .022 .105
Life is a puzzle that I will figure out. .078 .313 .238 .073 .002
I create theories for the sake of theories. .009 .313 .152 .040 -.131
I don't look to others for acceptance. -.142 .313 .251 -.142 .129
I only want to do what I want to do. .240 .312 .115 -.301 -.198
I frequently want to hit people. .152 .312 .038 -.229 -.393
I feel a oneness with nature. -.103 .311 .069 .244 .085
I stick with what i know because I'm afraid of new things. .144 -.311 .004 .105 -.424
I am highly theoretical. 0 .31 .31 0 0
If you dislike someone you should be honest with them about that. -.020 .310 .160 .000 .025
I value the artistic more than the practical. .098 .309 -.374 .104 -.146
Some primitive cultures are better overall than modern western civilization. -.034 .309 -.046 .134 -.071
I amuse others. .132 .308 -.114 .198 .190
I don't measure my success by public opinion. -.401 .308 .070 -.048 .188
I focus entirely on getting my own way, helping myself. .302 .308 .139 -.240 -.087
I can get pretty much anyone to like me romantically. .291 .308 -.044 .163 .351
I would be a terrorist for a cause I believed in. .159 .307 .075 -.115 -.208
I worry no one will understand the depths of my heart. .292 .306 .047 .326 -.366
I do things that impress me. .419 .304 .121 .031 .207
I am highly ambitious. .426 .304 .021 .089 .390
I spend a lot of time analyzing myself. .167 .303 .181 .103 -.325
I have been accused of being a hipster. .176 .303 -.085 .088 -.121
I get more attention than I want. .302
Sometimes the best path for me is the most unpleasant. .048 .302 .100 .150 -.212
I'm a flirt. .200 .302 -.146 .095 .162
I don't want how I feel/think about myself to rely on the opinions of others. .302
I don't feel I deserve anything but I will aim to attain/accomplish anything I am interested in attaining/accomplishing. .003 .302 .215 .172 -.187
My sex drive is very high. .248 .301 .074 .051 .007
I view obligation as a position of weakness and vulnerability to other's control. .143 .301 .024 -.159 .204
Correcting injustice in the world is very important to me. -.026 .301 .110 .307 .164
I am obsessive. .258 .300 .060 .112 -.223
It's very important to me to be normal. .432 -.300 .211 .227 -.105
I am good at following orders. .118 -.300 .310 .287 .070
Protecting the environment (nature) is very important to me. -.095 .299 .139 .263 .187
I'm a born leader. .248 .298 .162 .220 .324
Every individual interprets the same experience differently. -.066 .153 .162 .298 -.020
I am concerned with investigating truth not with questions of personal prestige. -.042 .298 .265 .125 .024
I dislike small talk, but I enjoy talking in depth about topics that matter to me. -.014 .298 .201 -.034 -.245
I am smarter than my parents. .060 .298 .192 -.136 -.055
What feels right is right. .173 .297 -.141 .188 .033
I don't care if I die right now. .111 .297 .070 .027 -.341
Civilizations usually don't last (i.e. they collapse, go extinct). .002 .296 .167 -.016 -.269
Many of the people I've been close with have been smokers. .295
I seek out pleasure. .487 .294 -.060 .158 .094
I want to be a novelist. .009 .295 -.128 .016 -.136
Being entirely independent has never appealed to me. .181 -.295 -.080 .188 -.141
I try to maximize pleasure. .529 .296 -.030 .140 .128
I am happy but I'm an outsider. -.173 .296 .019 -.028 -.067
I am full of energy. .195 .295 -.133 .155 .554
Fun is more important than rationality. .233 .295 -.299 .018 .004
If I ruled the world it would be a better place. .146 .295 .100 .032 .198
I fear being controlled. .080 .294 .087 -.055 -.137
I grew up in an intense household. .294
I am sarcastic. .135 .294 -.034 -.017 -.134
I can run very fast. .141 .292 .053 .029 .039
work ooooo play .137 .292 -.275 -.013 -.119
I would be willing to die for a cause I believed in. .038 .292 .092 .199 -.125
I believe in brutal honesty. .291
I am hoarding of my time and mental energy far moreso than physical things. .028 .291 .187 .000 -.140
punctual 00000 late (big 5 orderliness) .291
I felt rejected by my father. .002 .291 -.121 -.026 -.366
I dislike tv shows or movies that are preachy. -.024 .291 .123 -.212 -.158
I do things when I'm supposed to do them. .036 -.289 .316 .253 .459
I enjoy solitude. .289
Building mental maps of things appeals to me. .042 .288 .365 .104 .008
I am a tinkerer. .014 .288 .165 .068 .039
I avoid breaking the law, even very minor laws. -.101 -.288 .191 .311 .049
Being entirely independent does not appeal to me. .162 -.288 -.090 .213 -.140
I think that holding the same job for most of my life would be dull. .197 .288 -.039 -.081 .038
Objective greatness is not necessarilly accurately defined/determined externally. .083 .287 .086 .072 .008
Pursuing the path in life I care most about is the most important thing for me. .094 .287 .148 .114 .109
You can never be too rational/logical. .193 .284 .300 -.073 -.059
I discover patterns that make the future more predictable. .104 .283 .270 .035 -.055
I am extremely ambitious. .335 .281 .117 .048 .286
People tell me that I am distant. .043 .281 .155 -.093 -.547
thinker .005 .285 .324 .104 -.050
I am endlessly interested in knowing how things work, in order that I can keep them working (and survive with/within them). .064 .284 .410 .109 .047
I really like Ayn Rand. women .284 men .
I am idealistic. .125 .283 -.044 .170 .025
I wonder a lot about my fate, my destiny. .231 .283 -.069 .302 -.213
I'm only interested in people I can trust. .175 .283 .189 .016 -.123
I am an intellectual. -.024 .282 .327 .098 .117
Talent is more important than money. -.171 .282 -.006 .183 .010
I like to pull pranks on people. .280
I have changed a lot. .028 .280 .063 .166 -.021 women .299 men
I like imperfection. -.223 .280 -.164 .027 .003
I spend a lot of time thinking about the purpose of existence. .016 .280 .084 .106 -.325
I am not interested in abstract ideas. .241 -.279 .005 -.057 -.086
I am guided primarily by my intuition. .103 .279 .028 .098 .244
I use others to get what I want. .337 .278 .073 -.216 -.192
I embrace disdain. .186 .278 .029 -.088 -.133
I am flexible. .052 .278 .022 .189 .341
I have a lot of concert tshirts. .278
My moral judgments are based mostly on my personally devised beliefs.
I love making music more than anything else. .055 .278 -.073 .187 -.078
I think I would excel as a comedian. .104 .277 -.071 .109 .216
I an very good at picking up on whether people are lying. .101 .277 .129 .120 .145
The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. .078 .276 .001 .373 .038
I love listening to music more than anything else. .090 .276 -.048 .237 -.164
I live inside my head. .017 .276 .170 .002 -.431
I am attracted to depressive types. -.126 .276 -.050 -.033 -.558
It is very important for me to maintain my preferred internal feeling state(s). .076 .276 .181 .104 -.011
I don't feel bad about being bad. .401 .006 .107 -.394 -.039 (men) .116 .275 .088 -.386 -.126 (women)
I will not be taken advantage of. .123 .275 .112 -.238 .123
I have had 'crushes' on people that were so intense that they were painful. .196 .275 -.079 .200 -.228
I could be happy alone. .273
The average person out there doesn't realize how easily they can be deceived by a clever operator. .163 .273 .234 -.048 -.220
People tell me that I am cold. .113 .276 .201 -.225 -.383
I am my biggest fan. .309 .275 .094 -.148 .310
I can't allow myself to need anyone. .084 .273 .178 -.048 -.185
I excel at mediating disputes. .147 .273 .153 .191 .149
My personal beliefs determine what I feel is right and wrong, what is important, and what is significant, regardless of the external beliefs. .273
If I like something I'll generally try as many options in order to determine what I like best. .130 .272 .199 .130 .108
I have imaginary conversations in my head regarding whoever I care the most about romantically. .207 .272 -.091 .132 -.216
I will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve my goals. .309 .272 -.001 -.187 -.228
I'm all about no regrets. -.014 .272 -.018 -.035 .239
I frequently see things in my external environment that remind me of what really matters to me. .107 .272 .036 .355 .116
I don't believe in social responsibility. .095 .272 .031 -.300 -.210
I frequently look at past and current concrete situations and data. .102 .271 .423 .109 -.106
I like to antagonize others. .286 .271 .042 -.096 -.160
I'm impulsive in my actions. .232 .271 -.207 .102 -.230
I was bullied growing up. .017 .270 -.048 .077 -.369
I am excited about life. .159 .270 -.078 .211 .660
The search for meaning is the purpose of my life. .057 .270 .169 .096 -.102
I spend a lot of time analyzing other people. .194 .269 .151 .094 -.247
I would be willing to kill for a cause I believed in. .173 .269 .185 -.088 -.225
I am more talented than average and thus have more responsibility to contribute to the world. .269 .269 .145 .098 .165
I am usually the first to react to a sudden event. .133 .269 .126 .151 .096
Sometimes I get so angry I want to burn down the world. .164 .269 -.019 -.006 -.412
I tell stories in such a way that maximizes my listeners interest/attention (even if I have to bend the truth). .353 .269 -.022 .079 .017
Traditions are important. .141 -.268 -.026 .310 .225
I frequently attend concerts, theaters, art exhibits. .144 .268 -.089 .111 .104
I don't believe in right and wrong. .072 .268 -.013 -.235 -.204
I am prone to escapism. .002 .267 .046 .056 -.424
I've gone through a lot of phases. .160 .267 -.023 .150 -.239
I fear being controlled, being led. .092 .266 .103 -.147 -.094
Physical enjoyment is far more important than social reputation. .265
I spend a lot of time analyzing other people. .242 .265 .048 .164 -.159
I am stubborn. .078 .265 .042 -.085 -.134
I say things without thinking. .272 .265 -.259 .000 -.098
I don't take no for an answer. .333 .265 -.041 -.045 .224
I want to stand out. .585 .264 -.077 .133 .056
It is vital that I find a career which entertains me. .209 .264 .066 .122 .034
I believe in equality between all races. -.176 .264 -.006 .293 .114
If a life choice felt right I would stick with it no matter what. .262
If I'm attracted to someone, I tend to stare at them. women .262
I control my life. .063 .261 .153 -.110 .448
meticulous 00000 forgetful (big 5 orderliness) .192 .261 -.136 -.024 -.175
I have very good instincts. .114 .259 .099 .158 .239
The knowledge of the history of the universe is encoded genetically in our minds. .134 .259 .039 .157 .029
There is nothing more important than conscious living. .140 .259 .288 .146 .050
I would never make a high risk investment. -.172 -.259 .171 .014 -.098
I cannot keep my mind on one thing. .061 .259 -.177 .052 -.342
I don't want to stand out. -.360 -.258 .225 -.026 -.090
I do things when I should do them. .044 -.258 .277 .262 .476
To be liked for something you are not is of no real value. -.213 .258 .015 .056 .022
I enjoy conflict. .271 .257 .100 -.242 -.125
I prefer things to stay as they are. .084 -.257 .169 .142 -.407
If something feels right I'll probably stick with it even if logically it might seem wrong. .162 .257 -.313 .208 .002
I am right, others are wrong. .250 .257 .143 -.270 -.173
I want to always be better than I was yesterday. .133 .257 .069 .222 .125
I believe that I should be free to fully control my life, other people should be free to fully control their lives. .257
My friends are very different from me. .006 .256 .143 -.003 -.184
I have murderous ideas/impulses. .012 .256 .081 -.187 -.400
I don't stay in a friendship if it makes me unhappy. .036 .255 .164 -.045 .298
If I meet someone I like, it's easy for me to ask them to hang out some time, i.e. initiate a friendship. .107 .255 -.085 .122 .412
I know how to be happy on my own. .006 .254 .197 -.031 .433
I can be insensitive to the feelings of others. .218 .254 .100 -.260 -.257
I experience supernatural guidance. .008 .253 -.209 .269 -.056
When I'm not happy, I make changes to my life. .080 .253 .047 .077 .506
I'm preoccupied with finding my value in the world. .241 .253 .118 .183 -.346
I collect people. .417 .253 -.063 .030 -.030
I frequently mentally tune out. .027 .252 -.045 .033 -.343
My philosophy is fuck everything. .110 .252 -.036 -.162 -.420
I am pursuing my dreams. .089 .252 .090 .047 .468
I convince people to do things my way. .332 .251 .135 -.165 .075
I tend to take precautions. .033 -.251 .441 .191 -.061
I am a simple person. -.194 -.250 .167 .142 .050
I have a daydream life about which I do not tell other people. .075 .250 -.038 -.077 -.351
humorous .052 .250 -.051 .152 .022
I am uncomfortable being subject to the authority or control of someone. .041 .250 .045 -.046 -.198
I find theoretical physics interesting. -.041 .285 .277 -.047 -.072
I find being alive rewarding. .083 .249 .164 .087 .669
I relate to underdogs. -.110 .249 .002 .303 -.264
I've gotten more enjoyment out of music that most anything else in life. .043 .248 -.166 .126 -.238
I am romantically attracted to people who are much older than me. women .207 .247 .037 .044 -.144 men .158 .088 .096 -.084 -.054
I rarely feel self-conscious in a strange group. .007 .248 -.073 .024 .225
I know how to be happy on my own. -.056 .248 .195 -.107 .440
I strive for internal consistency of my feelings. .034 .248 .253 .280 -.039
I am manipulative. .299 .247 .050 -.174 -.249
I have organized my life entirely around the things I like. .169 .247 .117 .010 .084
I like performing and/or speaking in front of an audience. .149 .247 -.021 .145 .274
I'm not sure there are many people I could be in romantic relationships with on the whole earth. -.014 .247 .036 -.062 -.375
I fix my own problems. -.038 .246 .274 -.074 .265
I've always been broken. .035 .246 .024 .146 -.605
If my only two life options were to work as a mountain climber or work at mountain climbing base camp, I would select base camp worker. .028 -.246 .085 .062 -.141
I believe in letting people be who they are, even if I really care about them, even if who they are is killing them. .002 .245 .093 .002 -.156
When it comes to romantic attraction, captivating my mind is more important than captivating my heart. 0.067 .246 .320 -.114 .024
I mostly live in the my head, not in the world. .001 .245 .020 .026 -.589
Truth is best determined internally. -.015 .245 115 .224 .056
Life is a game. .338 .244 -.029 -.029 -.137
The best human is still very flawed. .244
I am self destructive. .144 .244 -.077 .150 -.585
I am so moved by certain experiences (e.g., watching a beautiful sunset, listening to a favorite piece of music) that I feel emotions that are beyond words. .077 .244 -.120 .431 .019
All my life I've wanted to do something big, bigger and better than the rest. .445 .244 -.018 -.014 .005
I tend to think of myself in terms of how I relate to the world. .253 .243 .025 .228 .005
I seek out positions of leadership. .524 .243 .059 .069 .308
Drug users should be imprisoned. .104 -.243 .173 .175 .108
I like having my vacations carefully planned out. .149 -.243 .287 .135 .055
There is nothing more important than fully living in the moment. .167 .243 .096 .153 .308
The truth is more important than my image. -.304 .242 .148 .137 .202
I have a strong need for power. .615 .242 .134 -.104 .050
If no one agrees with you, you are probably wrong. .210 -.242 .078 .120 -.105
I can't bear political correctness. I absolutely loathe it. .044 .242 .008 -.125 -.137
I like to have power over others. .566 .242 .116 -.091 .014
A lot of people in my life have tried to stab me in the back. .117 .242 .005 .088 -.262
I am impatient. .274 .242 -.230 -.055 -.210
The world is gradually becoming a police state. .077 .241 .095 -.015 -.173
When I'm depressed, I like to do something random. .157 .241 -.046 .148 .136
Finding meaning/purpose in my life is very important to me. .048 .241 .066 .354 .059
I focus entirely on being obscure. .048 .240 .020 .075 -.258
With one smile, I can often make someone Iíve just met interested in getting to know me better. .265 .240 -.023 .207 .360
My parents told me I was special frequently as a child. .169 .239 .004 .022 -.025
I live my life based on a specific system that I created. .230 .238 .232 .095 .074
I tell many 'white lies.' .281 .238 -.063 -.102 -.344
I have hit someone in anger. .111 .238 .008 -.127 -.175
I am very sexual. .215 .237 -.012 .098 .057
I am very skilled at seduction. .336 .237 -.057 .053 .218
I'm always in my head. .054 .237 .188 .002 -.348
I can always see how I relate/connect to others. .146 .237 .116 .270 .206
I notice whether the details in front of me match what I am accustomed to. .120 .237 .315 .137 -.052
Constantly worrying about your image takes away from who you truly are. .236
I am very unsystematic. .100 .236 -.240 .005 -.227
It is important to know why you are who you are, why you do what you do. .096 .236 .236 .185 .020
I would prefer to be romantically involved with someone different from me. .235
I am an outcast. -.150 .234 .051 -.092 -.602
I work well within a system. .181 -.233 .254 .328 .123
Nothing is more important than critical thinking. .093 .233 .537 -.022 .048
I fear taking control, leading. -.022 -.232 -.026 .163 -.388
The best rewards are internal. -.291 .232 -.067 .193 .194
I sympathize with underdogs. -.097 .232 .018 .399 -.173
I have attacked someone physically. .131 .231 .013 -.130 -.191
I am obedient to others. .004 -.230 .036 .487 .013
I like people too much or not at all. .264 .230 .063 -.030 -.305
I get what I want. .295 .230 .107 -.031 .423
I could care less about awards, of any kind. -.225 .230 .046 .118 .017
If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won. .171 .230 .139 -.014 -.044
I am a nature lover. -.090 .229 .109 .366 .113
I am very careful. .042 -.229 .424 .244 -.061
I prefer to live in a world where laws and rules are rigidly enforced. .173 -.229 .322 .052 .038
I like or used to like skateboarding. .228
I shoot my mouth off. .210 .228 -.022 .009 -.097
My moral judgments are based mostly on the beliefs of my family/culture/religion. .160 -.228 .041 .237 .194
The future of the human race is in serious danger based on current human behavioral trends. .003 .228 .158 .144 -.184
My awareness could best be described as a stream of feelings. .175 .228 -.330 .295 -.269
I hate to judge others on how they look. -.207 .228 .019 .249 .042
I like to show off. .372 .227 -.009 -.041 -.007
Belonging to a group and getting it's approval is very important to me. .526 -.227 .002 .246 -.146
I respect authority. .130 -.226 .025 .267 .230
My parents were both overly complimentary and rejecting, alternately. .196 .226 -.067 .070 -.230
No matter how bad life gets, I'll always fight though it. .067 .225 .016 .166 .570
I don't care what my friends think of me. -.136 .225 .143 -.181 .018
I would prefer anarchy to a living in a faschist police state. -.145 .224 -.013 -.116 .066
I would like to climb Mount Everest. .062 .224 -.030 .061 .189
I find most people are too negative. .144 .224 .030 .193 .140
There is nothing I wouldn't resort to, to achieve something I want. .393 .224 -.055 -.307 -.032
It doesn't matter how many people like you if you don't like yourself. .224
I make decisions based on what benefits the world most, not what benefits me or those close to me most. women -.208 .221 .069 .17
I find it rewarding to let my feelings guide me in life. .125 .218 -.392 .224 .112
My need to be appreciated by others is very low. -.216 .215 .213 -.217 .090
I am very sensitive to the lighting of a room. .104 .214 .053 -.227 .081
I prefer things to stay as they are. .113 -.230 .027 .172 -.189
I don't trust others. .084 .228 .227 -.137 -.313
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of character. .174 -.228 .144 .220 .168
I can sleep during the day, but not at night. .135 .227 .010 -.048 -.283
When I'm depressed, I like to help people. .048 .225 -.082 .481 .196
I remember my dreams at night. .058 .224 -.063 .141 .032
I over think things. .227 .224 .102 .169 -.328
I would find the job of movie stunt person exciting. .136 -.224 -.036 .004 .049
deceptive .314 .223 .069 -.372 -.091
I regularly assess my life path as to whether I'm living my life optimally, and make changes if I decide I'm not. .208 .223 .144 .136 .237
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom entails responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility. .037 .223 .174 -.083

-.171
I like to be masculine. .223 (women)
In dealing with individuals, only individual understanding will do. .223
I have strong conviction. .004 .223 .127 .124 .187
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. .227 .222 .211 -.068 -.074
I am not attracted to depressive types. .209 -.222 .090 .082 .485
I'm a mass of conflicting impulses. .197 .221 -.097 .086 -.514
The purpose of a lot of my activities/interests is to distract me from thinking about the meaninglessness of existence. .144 .222 .065 .010 -.519
I am good at picking up on my feelings but not other people's feelings. .201 -.221 .036 -.260 -.105 female
I find living my life rewarding. .116 .221 .171 .100 .666
I prefer one on one interaction to group interaction. -.093 .221 .037 .025 -.247
masculine .072 .220 .329 -.141 .185
I am dominant romantically. .441 .220 -.021 -.039 .119
I never worry about my looks. -.420 .220 .078 -.088 .272
I am somewhat of a jerk. .217 .222 .121 -.245 -.327
Once a week or more, I become very excited. .251 .219 -.121 .156 .254
I identify with a subculture. .090 .219 -.018 .159 -.042
There is nothing more important than being intellectual. .049 .219 .439 -.029 -.060
The world is run more by a few powerful people than the hive mind. .038 .218 .144 .078 -.090
othercentric .005 .217 .052 .336 -.108
Sometimes I feel as if I must injure someone else. .080 .217 .004 -.137 -.335
One should always be willing to carry on the discussion in the opponent's terminology. .056 .217 .324 .077 -.022
addictive tendencies .262 .217 -.116 -.004 -.255
pleasure seeking .442 .216 -.093 .176 -.018
Ignoring or pushing people away you don't like enough is important. .272 .216 .183 -.206 -.201
I have a very strong sense of my own desires. .064 .216 .188 -.014 .352
To improve yourself you always have to be changing. .164 .216 .179 .139 .068
Those who are determined to be 'offended' will discover a provocation somewhere. .046 .216 .199 -.068 -.111
I don't feel like many people really know me. -.044 .207 .103 .061 -.458
I'm very smart but I'm not happy. .172 .215 .123 .006 -.569
I dislike people who are nice to everyone. .104 .215 .068 -.432 -.267
If I do something that causes me trouble, Iím sure to avoid doing it again. -.074 -.215 .270 .257 .160
Most of how I've ended up is a result of my own choices/design. .070 .215 .149 .020 .165
I am politically liberal. -.141 .214 .045 .004 -.158
It's easy for me to cut off friends. .134 .214 .145 -.235 -.207
I like dominant romantic partners. women .308 .214 .009 .169 -.045 men .142 .168 .151 .124 -.117
I'm the type that needs to burn my hand on a hot stove to learn to stop putting my hand on a hot stove. .087 .214 -.031 .112 -.274
My feelings come first. .306 .213 -.201 .015 -.042
My moods carry me through life, they are my track/foundation. .290 .213 -.256 .171 -.226
Most people I've dated were devoted to me. .138 .213 .000 .057 .181
I find believing in myself rewarding. .183 .213 .112 .002 .484
The world would be a better place if there were a larger number of small independent nations/countries rather than a smaller number of large

nations/countries. .212
Jobs are for suckers. .021 .211 -.065 -.132 -.240
Happiness is found internally. -.153 .211 .112 .123 .251
I'd abandon everyone I know - if I had to - for someone I truly loved. .157 .211 .022 .014 -.157
People are like tv shows, if you like them, you want to watch their show, see how it turns out. .230 .211 .129 .176 -.056
I people I am romantically attracted to tend to be messed up. -.020 .210 -.036 .123 -.334
I have a superiority complex. .349 .210 .072 -.288 -.060
I am defined by what I like. .251 .210 .124 .023 -.027
I like to escape reality. .033 .209 -.113 .046 -.539
I like aggressive romantic partners. .273 .209 .002 .117 .014
I have a lot of concern for those close to me but not much for anyone else. .207 .209 .185 -.250 -.320
Just because everyone up to now has died does not mean people will always die. .101 .209 .036 -.005 .018
I believe that men should be masculine and women should be feminine. .294 -.208 .064 -.033 .114
I enjoy discussing movies and books with others. .034 .208 .149 .247 .027
Use only that which works, and find it within. .214 .207 .155 .048 .016
Architecture interests me a great deal. .005 .206 .249 .068 -.092
I am security/safety focused. .221 -.206 .399 .236 .005
I like assertive romantic partners. .183 .206 .063 .235 -.091
It is wrong to change who you are. -.007 .206 -.015 .076 .053
I am very skilled at achievement. .205 .205 .193 .083 .412
I do my best work alone. -.099 .205 .226 -.069 -.417
We are responsible for who we are. .036 .205 .145 .178 .274
Even if something bad is about to happen to me, I rarely experience fear or nervousness. .017 .333 .223 -.110 .190
I would associate with someone whose behavior had a negative effect on the world if that association was beneficial to me. .155 .204 .021 -.458 -.341
I can be cold when I don't want to have anything to do with a person anymore. .143 .203 .143 -.132 -.164
My father was more dominant than my mother. .203 (men)
I can feel when a romantic interest is no longer interested even if I'm not in their presence. .179 .203 .002 .178 .003
I want a job where only my skill set matters not my ability to be navigate the social architecture. -.066 .203 .156 -.089 -.245
I don't stay in a relationship if it makes me unhappy. .065 .202 .070 -.047 .331
I avoid being indebted to anyone or anything. .202
I tend to pursue people I think will work out in my head, but then lack sufficient physical interest in. .074 .202 .026 -.018 -.220
I would be happy if I could avoid change/risk. .074 -.202 .215 .095 -.273
Life bewilders me. .109 .202 -.034 .126 -.480
Security is more important than liberty. .261 -.202 .208 .099 -.062
Romantically, the responsibility is on both people to make it work. -.026 .202 .163 .134 .143
I felt rejected by my mother. -.015 .201 -.132 .049 -.341
I am more evil than good. .186 .211 .026 -.226 -.387
I have a lot of pride. .300 .201 .134 -.090 .242
I am weak and need a stronger person to carry me through life. .049 -.201 -.068 .221 -.531
I am a very organized person. .072 -.205 .200 .123 .219
There are things I believe that I have no empirical proof for and pretty much no one else believes. .028 .201 -.154 .089 -.156
The external is merely a means/template for which my internal reinforces itself. .078 .200 .193 .090 .062
When I want attention from someone I find a way to get it. .444 .200 -.159 -.057 .031


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