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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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Interpersonal (Othercentric)

High scoring Interpersonal testimonials
Low scoring Interpersonal testimonials
Highest scoring Interpersonal traits

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

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


Helping others is my oxygen. .752
I find serving others rewarding. -.043 -.048 .030 .740 .111
I find helping others rewarding. .015 .052 -.033 .718 .136
I have a strong need to help others feel important and special. .667
Even when it makes me miserable, I am compelled to help others. .074 .068 .053 .661 -.051
I spend a lot of time helping others even when I'm depressed. .649
I find appreciating others rewarding. .046 .103 -.034 .635 .163
It would be hurtful to be unable to help others. .624
It is important to me that everyone gets along. .037 -.161 .169 .613 .123
I put the interests of those I love ahead of my own, and ahead of everyone else. .609
I do what others want, when they want. .045 -.166 .014 .605 -.095
I feel a responsibility to care for the weak. .601
Making other people happy genuinely makes me happy. -.044 .037 -.065 .600 .150
I am a warm person. .019 .039 -.075 .591 .352
The world is like a giant factory (thus, we are all coworkers) and the well-being of everyone in it matters to me. -.074 .178 -.044 .559 .143
I take more than I give. .288 -.015 .050 -.577 -.213
people-pleaser .136 -.137 -.020 .558 -.164
Making other people sad genuinely makes me sad. -.099 -.064 -.087 .549 .020
Nothing is more important than kindness. .029 .031 .023 .548 .166
I feel bad if I inconvenience someone. .547
unkind .172 .090 .099 -.545 -.250
I'll still help someone in trouble that I don't like, if I think it will actually help them. .539
I would be happy if I was more helpful to others. .538
I put myself first even with those close to me. .333 .052 .110 -.522 .088
I feel compelled to help people even when it's not good for them and/or me. .510
I strive for perfection to please others. .412 -.113 .055 .507 -.175
I dislike helping others. .066 .022 .006 -.505 -.172
I want to be a part of a community. .205 -.047 -.015 .502 .161
I give more than I take. .500
It's important to not be a jerk/inconsiderate .500
When I am faced with a decision involving moral matters, I often ask myself, 'Am I doing the right thing?' .496
I like to stand during the national anthem. .363 -.124 .015 .493 .165
I try to forgive and forget. -.082 .108 .023 .493 .186
selfless .489
Love is my supreme virtue. .063 .123 -.072 .488 .249
I am obedient to others. .004 -.230 .036 .487 .013
I would sacrifice my life for a loved one. .486
When I'm depressed, I like to help people. .048 .225 -.082 .481 .196
If what it took for me to achieve my dreams did not have a similar positive effect on the world, I would amend my dreams accordingly. .481 male .357 female
If a certain behavior benefited me but had a negative effect on the world, I would still engage in it. .191 .126 .056 -.480 -.346
It is important to be loved. .256 .014 -.051 .479 .074
Enjoying being alive is more important than being of service to others. .115 .167 .014 -.468 .077
I am unmoved by the suffering of strangers. .069 .144 .163 -.466 -.138
The happiness of my children will be more important (more of a priority) than my own happiness. .039 -.015 .033 .461 .039
If people were being oppressed in a foreign country, I would want my country to do something to stop that. .065 .071 -.015 .460 .057
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
unemotional -.035 .058 .368 -.458 -.055
I tend to defer-to/go-along with the wishes of others. -.008 -.167 .090 .456 -.184
I very much want to be loved. .409 -.050 -.002 .453 -.101
Contributing to the world is an essential part of life. .451
I'm extremely loyal. -.073 .082 .150 .450 .137
I tend to want to help people even when it's not good for them and/or me. .445
It is important for me to maintain positive feelings in those around me, at all costs. .136 .151 .020 .445 .236
A healthy romantic relationship involves equal effort by both parties. .072 .176 .018 .444 .024
I feel very bad about myself after telling a lie. -.079 -.144 -.015 .439 .125
I hate having to tell people bad news. .438
There is nothing wrong with taking advantage of people. .318 .147 .093 -.436 -.151
I find being selfless rewarding. .435
I am an ethical person. .022 .023 .121 .433 .271
I want to be a part of something. .305 .044 -.077 .433 .029
I only care about myself. .325 .064 .146 -.433 -.186
honest -.295 -.045 .133 .432 .103
I dislike people who are nice to everyone. .104 .215 .068 -.432 -.267
I strive for perfection to please the world. .443 -.028 .131 .431 -.142
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
The loss of a good friend would be devastating to me. .429
If I feel bad in a relationship, I tend to think/feel it's my fault. -.020 .018 -.052 .429 -.339
I feel bad if I lie. -.109 -.068 .147 .426 .124
I am a cold person. .110 .157 .181 -.425 -.396
The successes of my loved ones are my successes too. .423
To understand all is to forgive all. .422
I spend a lot of time talking about love. .092 .120 -.200 .420 .117
A meaningful relationship is more important than a meaningful career. -.036 .061 -.148 .420 .023
I don't think much about poor and hungry people in the world. .199 -.045 .072 -.417 -.150
I prefer to be the more selfless partner in a my romantic relationships. .417
I act towards others as I wish others to act towards me. -.102 .082 .132 .416 .235
Because I consider it important I establish and build relationships with other people. .283 .066 -.094 .415 .324
I'm more aware of what others feel than what I feel. .152 .008 .025 .414 -.263
I guide my life using religious scriptures. .290 -.077 -.218 .413 .173
I enjoy insulting people. .309 .157 .088 -.412 -.275
I worry about doing anything that would estrange someone I liked. .194 -.020 .019 .411 -.156
My happiness is contigent on the quality of my relationships. .269 .008 -.027 .411 -.037
I want to make my family proud. .346 -.137 .094 .410 .149
I believe romantic love should be unconditional. .409
I like working hard. .129 .151 .161 .408 .355
I enjoy watching people be insulted. .244 .160 .102 -.407 -.272
The most important thing in a romantic partner is the emotional connection. .076 .143 -.012 .406 .007
If I'm attracted to someone, I tend to stare at them. .219 .022 .028 .406 -.039 (men)
I believe freindship should be unconditional. .405
My ego is bigger than my heart. .279 .049 .117 -.404 -.066
I don't feel bad being mean to people. .114 .322 .166 -.404 -.159
I make decisions based on what benefits the world most, not what benefits me or those close to me most. men -.131 .115 .066 .402 .097
harsh .281 .187 .106 -.402 -.147
I lack remorse when I do something wrong. .187 .085 .008 -.402 -.124
I sympathize with underdogs. -.097 .232 .018 .399 -.173
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. .395
I don't feel bad about being bad. .401 .006 .107 -.394 -.039 (men) .116 .275 .088 -.386 -.126 (women)
National security (i.e. protection from anything that would hurt my country) is very important to me. .387 -.158 .081 .393 .083
It bothers me if people don't like me. .348 -.064 -.120 .392 -.259
A healthy romantic relationship involves equal interest by both parties. .097 .148 .043 .390 .024
Finding true love is the main passion in my life. .253 .059 .151 .389 -.021
People are things to be used. .269 -.007 .181 -.388 -.273
No one else's life is more valuable than mine. .225 .142 .121 -.388 .026
Being likeable is very important. .516 -.096 -.003 .388 .038
Other people energize me. .159 .145 -.059 .386 .144
I dislike people who only do what's in their self interest. .386
I always treat others as I would like to be treated. -.099 .099 .136 .385 .249
I often become deeply attached to people I like. .220 .117 -.069 .384 -.073
I get my energy from other people .298 -.026 -.110 .382 -.127
Happiness is truth. .108 -.024 .003 .381 .374
I believe goodness pervades reality. .112 .057 .001 .379 .281
Relationships are more important than achievements. .379
The welfare of people in the third world is as important as the welfare of the people closest to me. .377
I would not associate with someone whose behavior had a negative effect on the world. .149 -.168 .121 .376 .194
The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. .078 .276 .001 .373 .038
I would not sacrifice my life for anyone else. .228 .020 .109 -.373 -.136
I care what my parents think of me. .162 -.151 .055 .373 .098
deceptive .314 .223 .069 -.372 -.091
I understand having pride in one's culture. .158 .067 .093 .371 .161
I'm always looking for the best situation for myself regardless of whether it's good for anyone else. .341 .101 .043 -.370 -.124
Other people feeling pain is more desirable than me feeling pain. .305 .006 .183 -.369 -.199
I have a friendly persona but my actions/goals are purely about what benefits me. .427 .105 .160 -.368 .070
Disconnection from people close to me greatly effects my happiness level. .158 .071 -.076 .368 -.092
I am a nature lover. -.090 .229 .109 .366 .113
I am the center of my universe. .417 .128 .076 -.365 -.071
I often hold on to old objects or letters just for their sentimental value. .118 .060 -.102 .364 -.094
I have trouble functioning after a break up. .312 .023 -.197 .359 -.301
If I had to kill one innocent person to not be killed, I would do it. .159 .173 .198 -.356 -.086
I believe that love happens all the time, everywhere. .082 .156 -.146 .355 .199
My parents are extremely important to me. .121 -.084 .044 .355 .250
I frequently see things in my external environment that remind me of what really matters to me. .107 .272 .036 .355 .116
Finding meaning/purpose in my life is very important to me. .048 .241 .066 .354 .059
I lack remorse when I do something wrong. women .154 .077 -.044 -.352 -.246
I want to be in romantic relationship with someone that I think is awesome. .299 .192 -.055 .352 .012
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. .057 -.045 -.067 .352 .252
My parents are an important part of who I've become. .136 -.036 .148 .351 .194
I've been devoted to most of the people I've dated. .350
Finding (or maintaining) true love is the main passion in my life. .238 -.110 -.115 .349 .048
Anyone can become great. -.071 .115 .006 .349 .224
I love to cuddle. .112 .091 -.100 .348 -.020
I like to educate others. .220 .128 .102 .347 .157
I want to impress my parents. .315 -.096 .074 .342 .055
My spiritual life is very important to me. .096 .110 -.145 .345 .230
When you are wronged, consider the viewpoint of the wrongdoer, and feel sorry for mankind. -.101 .198 .079 .343 -.110
I enjoy hurting others. .132 .122 .008 -.342 -.164
When I'm in love, I'm all-in, even when it doesn't make sense to be. women .193 .126 -.232 .324 .030 men .118 .282 -.128 .355 -.110
In romantic relationships, my happiness is more important than my partners. .337 .005 .089 -.339 -.044
I require the security in a romantic relationship of knowing the other person would never leave me. .257 -.010 .104 .339 -.197
I would risk my life for something I cared about a lot. .044 .174 .062 .338 .012
I am sincere. -.045 .037 .094 .337 .284
I'm more aware of what others think than what I think. .284 -.083 .005 .337 -.287
I live by a strict code of ethics and strive for a world where others do the same. .029 .040 .303 .336 .050
feminine .336
I don't function well if I don't have at least one person in my life that really cares about me. .250 .054 -.126 .336 -.133
othercentric .005 .217 .052 .336 -.108
It is important to be wanted. .458 .005 .006 .335 -.098
I believe in equal opportunity for all. -.260 .145 .161 .335 .140
Optimism is my oxygen. .181 .162 -.031 .333 .565
Everyone I've seriously dated and loved has captivated me conversationally. men .332 women .198
I need to be needed. .263 -.062 -.028 .331 -.310
being honest ooooo being right .295 .188 .016 -.330 -.033
Career is more important than family. .238 .092 .218 -.330 -.148
I believe in being accountable. .046 -.036 .238 .329 .239
I work well within a system. .181 -.233 .254 .328 .123
I am very easily hurt. .188 -.015 -.132 .327 -.406
The customer is always right. .049 -.145 .103 .327 .147
I worry no one will understand the depths of my heart. .292 .306 .047 .326 -.366
We live on through our children. .148 .002 .059 .324 .093
When I'm in a relationship, I tend to spend all my free time with my significant other. .176 .021 .053 .324 -.026
I pretend to be concerned for others. .141 .077 .123 -.323 -.166
Money isn't as important as people think it is. -.377 .190 -.098 .323 .001
I look for signs. .209 .324 -.075 .322 -.073
I have to have someone to love. .294 .007 -.073 .321 -.063
I am dependent on the support and nurturance of others. .236 -.069 -.136 .319 -.214
Its easier for me to say no than yes. .010 .169 .050 -.318 -.103
When I like someone I give them compliments. .085 .140 .049 .317 .113
I understand ethnic pride. .140 .008 .085 .317 .174
My actions are predominately motivated by how they'll cause others to view me. .495 -.138 .055 .317 -.276
I am loyal to my parents. .093 -.112 .063 .316 .352
I don't like missing out on an event that people I care about are enjoying. .397 -.067 -.134 .315 .021
I'm always open to being wrong about what I think. -.145 .034 .193 .315 .082
You can never be too helpful to others. .011 .350 -.237 .315 .032
I cannot survive without being loved by someone. .200 -.069 -.084 .313 .029
I am a cold person. .125 .088 .227 -.313 -.370
I am a very touchy feely person. .230 .016 -.128 .313 .002
I would rather be too mean than too nice. .229 .129 .114 -.313 -.203
It would bother me to cheat on an examination or assignment even if no-one got hurt in the process. -.225 -.141 .122 .312 .103
prestigious ooooo unprestigious -.176 .072 -.052 .311 -.241
I avoid breaking the law, even very minor laws. -.101 -.288 .191 .311 .049
Intensity of feelings is the most important variable in choosing a romantic partner. .264 .193 -.054 .311 -.036
I want to find someone I love. .366 .003 -.064 .310 -.090
My romantic partner's problems are their problems not mine. -.310
My religious faith is important to me. .050 -.063 -.050 .310 .177
I tend to be the more interested partner in my romantic relationships. .310 (male)
Traditions are important. .141 -.268 -.026 .310 .225
non-superficial ooooo superficial .310 -.120 -.062 -.302 -.040
There are people I look up to. .074 .009 .031 .307 .198
Correcting injustice in the world is very important to me. -.026 .301 .110 .307 .164
I rely on assurances from others. .328 -.091 -.200 .307 -.282
There is nothing I wouldn't resort to, to achieve something I want. .393 .224 -.055 -.307 -.032
When I'm at a help counter (or bar/cafe, etc.) and someone else was there before me, I make sure they are waited on first. .306
I lack empathy. .157 .110 .102 -.303 -.081
Happiness is the most important thing in life. .187 -.030 -.009 .303 .333
I relate to underdogs. -.110 .249 .002 .303 -.264
I wonder a lot about my fate, my destiny. .231 .283 -.069 .302 -.213
I only want to do what I want to do. .240 .312 .115 -.301 -.198
ego ooooo egoless -.390 -.119 .040 .301 -.197
I find it very hard to lie. -.166 .030 .083 .300 .158
I only care about the people close to me. .235 .087 .226 -.300 -.219
I don't believe in social responsibility. .095 .272 .031 -.300 -.210
servant .021 -.110 .080 .300 -.264
I always like to have a mentor in my life. .203 -.005 .068 .298 .122
The external is important but the internal is more important. -.135 .095 .031 .297 .272
interpersonal ooooo discourteous .106 -.018 .165 -.296 .116
Public opinion can mean a lot. .505 -.122 .050 .296 -.156
Having a child is the most important thing you can do in life. .107 -.090 .018 .295 .163
My awareness could best be described as a stream of feelings. .175 .228 -.330 .295 -.269
Being able to manipulate people is very important. .365 .326 .173 -.295 -.185
It's my nature to be unhelpful to others but I'm not sure I want to continue being that way. .193 .104 .060 -.295 -.242
The loss of a parent would be devastating to me. .189 .007 -.007 .295 .022
In times of war or national tragedy, I am inclined to be more supportive of my government. .193 -.128 .180 .295 .188
I am arrogant. .346 .172 .015 -.294 -.191
There are more important things in life than personal success. -.274 .137 .008 .294 .010
I would find it odd if someone was fine after the break up of a long term relationship. .191 -.056 -.151 .294 -.117
It doesn't bother me that people in the third world have dangerous working conditions. .218 .008 .124 -.294 -.118
I believe in fate. .114 -.112 -.259 .293 .117
I believe in equality between all races. -.176 .264 -.006 .293 .114
Nothing is more important than individual survival. .248 .163 .200 -.293 -.047
I let my feelings strongly guide me. .092 .135 -.303 .292 -.157
I have a heart of stone. .118 .173 .173 -.291 -.371
I have a compulsion to follow the rules. .110 -.319 .177 .291 -.080
I would not be friends with someone who was inconsiderate of others. .291
I like being part of a subculture. .147 .165 .022 .290 -.131
Love is stronger than hate. -.140 .024 -.064 .289 .268
I dislike conflict. -.093 -.100 .127 .289 .131
I have a very good reputation. .228 .065 .181 .288 .420
I rarely stop to think about what other people think, feel, and expect. .002 .170 .269 -.288 -.045
I am more obedient than rebellious. .064 -.346 .078 .288 .087
I would not be comfortable living in an unsafe area. .101 -.171 .167 .288 .036
I have a superiority complex. .349 .210 .072 -.288 -.060
I believe in an after life (i.e. death is not the end). .133 -.041 -.200 .288 .133
I'm happy to occupy whatever position in society I best fit into regardless of whether it's prestigious. -.304 .064 -.038 .288 .122
I would be happy if I cared even less about money/power/image. -.085 .166 .049 .287 -.261
I am good at following orders. .118 -.300 .310 .287 .070
If you can't be totally honest with a significant other, it won't last. .010 .110 .062 .286 .068
I am a socialist. .285
Understanding the social landscape is very important. .375 .112 .110 .285 .100
athiest ooooo theist .046 -.332 -.055 .284 .167
I find being appreciated rewarding. .352 .023 -.018 .283 -.009
I enjoy being controlled by someone I love. .145 -.040 .032 .282 -.114
I require regular external positive feedback in a relationship. .404 .046 -.017 .281 -.114
I make plans and stick to them. .092 -.084 .270 .280 .324
I strive for internal consistency of my feelings. .034 .248 .253 .280 -.039
The most important thing to me is humility. .280
How much a partner likes me is more important than how attractive they are. -.018 .088 .054 .279 -.052
It is hard for me to make a decision if I don't know how I feel about it. .170 .007 -.137 .278 -.129
introspective ooooo power seeking .451 -.120 .032 -.277 .390
Everyone I've seriously dated and loved has captivated me intellectually. men .276 women .139
The most important thing in a romantic partner is emotional stability. .153 .012 .248 .275 .079
People tell me that I'm a good listener. -.127 .078 .154 .273 -.057
It bothers me if people don't like me. .483 -.174 -.089 .273 -.230
I believe in the power of prayer. .076 -.115 -.079 .272 .298
I am more diplomatic than bluntly honest. .003 -.134 .085 .271 -.011
I feel that by being optimistic, I will attract the right kind of person. .190 .061 -.021 .271 .430
Most people are better than me. .038 -.120 -.148 .270 -.629
I can always see how I relate/connect to others. .146 .237 .116 .270 .206
I am right, others are wrong. .250 .257 .143 -.270 -.173
My worst fear is to be overlooked. .450 .051 -.023 .269 -.300
I experience supernatural guidance. .008 .253 -.209 .269 -.056
My behavioral tendencies have been largely shaped by my upbringing. .220 -.061 .124 .269 .000
I think there is something wrong with someone who doesn't believe in god. .112 -.132 -.116 .268 .119
I get teary eyed easily. .136 -.094 -.135 .268 -.090
I am good at picking up on the intentions of others. .087 .356 .013 .268 -.020 men
I respect authority. .130 -.226 .025 .267 .230
I am propelled internally, on an instinctual level, to be hard working, detail oriented. .110 .023 .236 .267 .347
I fear being with the wrong person. .267
Conventional morality means nothing to me. -.021 .340 .006 -.265 -.179
I don't understand having pride in one's culture. .055 .183 .064 -.264 -.254
I trust my feelings over my logical thought. .214 .166 -.486 .264 .029
I look up to my parents. .087 -.158 .005 .264 .272
Protecting the environment (nature) is very important to me. -.095 .299 .139 .263 .187
My parents were wonderful. .069 -.109 .080 .263 .311
I can be needy in a romantic relationship. .475 -.029 -.186 .263 -.210
Anything is possible. .060 .194 .061 .263 .359
It doesn't make sense to lie. -.075 -.005 .039 .263 .277
I find being optimistic rewarding. .077 .112 .038 .262 .457
I do things when I should do them. .044 -.258 .277 .262 .476
I believe in life hereafter. .101 .004 -.110 .262 .142
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. .065 .335 .059 .261 .208
I criticize myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should. .305 .100 .080 .261 -.375
I have trouble making big decisions if I don't have strong feelings one way or the other. .154 .002 -.172 .261 -.362
I don't like to apologize. .265 .001 -.040 -.260 -.167
It's normal to need someone to be happy. .420 -.097 .035 .260 -.029
I frequently reassure my partner that I like/love them in a relationship. .230 .062 .100 .260 .187
I am good at picking up on my feelings but not other people's feelings. .201 -.221 .036 -.260 -.105 female
I can be insensitive to the feelings of others. .218 .254 .100 -.260 -.257
I sometimes let my feelings overwhelm me.- (I don't let my feelings overwhelm) -.145 -.164 .324 -.260 .186
People can't always live their lives in terms of what they want. .031 -.052 .109 .259 -.159
Life is a mystery. .136 .330 -.079 .259 -.173
I am good at many things but an expert at none. .259
If someone insults me, I don't make an issue of it as I'm more interested in knowing how people really are/feel. -.113 .132 .137 .259 .119
When I'm attracted to someone I enjoy finding out if it's mutual. .237 .118 .032 .258 .149
I want to be in relationship with someone I think is awesome. .217 .194 .007 .258 .058
I am unable to relate to other people. .027 .129 .170 -.257 -.411
What people think about you matters. .497 -.161 -.012 .257 -.166
If I do something that causes me trouble, Iím sure to avoid doing it again. -.074 -.215 .270 .257 .160
I don't want kids. -.101 .191 .067 -.256 -.251
I rarely give gifts. .080 .063 .195 -.256 -.297
I disregard others and look down on them with an arrogant eye. .230 .176 .080 -.255 -.288
I don't like admitting I'm wrong to others. .309 .126 -.026 -.255 -.265
The right romantic partner can transform your life. .235 .087 -.034 .255 .062
I don't like to be alone. .283 -.105 -.094 .255 .098
I spend a lot of time thinking about ways to do things better. .105 .173 .268 .254 .050
I have trouble functioning when a romantic relationship I'm in is not going well. .334 .035 -.159 .254 -.308
I see the world as a struggle between right and wrong. .111 -.021 .012 .254 -.089
I stick to the rules. .152 -.465 .230 .253 .170
Working a job you hate to support a family is the right thing to do. .078 -.018 .090 .253 -.103
indifferent .046 .120 .188 -.253 -.256
I do things when I'm supposed to do them. .036 -.289 .316 .253 .459
An underlying consciousness and intelligence connects everyone. .144 .357 .022 .253 .076
pro-equality ooooo pro-hierarchy .178 -.151 .080 -.253 .138
I have difficulty enduring even a mild degree of conflict with those close to me. .093 .009 .001 .253 -.288
I see most people in my life as replaceable. .209 .108 .157 -.252 -.379
I frequently assess other peoples emotional states by watching their behavior. .145 .411 .100 .251 -.038
I would prefer to always live near my parents. .169 -.145 .011 .251 .059
I feel bad if someone I care about gets hurt, but I feel little to nothing if it's some random person. .251 .100 .214 -.251 -.206
I have a lot of concern for those close to me but not much for anyone else. .207 .209 .185 -.250 -.320
I feel perfectly justified in getting my way, all the time. .406 .161 -.116 -.249 .065
I enjoy seeing people I don't like suffer. .342 .105 .090 -.249 -.295
I get what I want by controlling others. .469 .135 .147 -.249 -.158
I hate to judge others on how they look. -.207 .228 .019 .249 .042
I am more comfortable being the appreciator than the appreciated, as far as the physical dynamic in a romantic relationship. .248
It is hard for me to make a decision if I don't know how I feel about it. .248
I learn best by experience. .048 .104 .174 .248 .119
Happiness is found internally. -.244 .321 .175 .248 .170
I recognize other people only as means to obtain what I desire. .425 .164 .093 -.248 .050
I enjoy discussing movies and books with others. .034 .208 .149 .247 .027
I have tended to date people who are meaner than me. .247 (men)
My worst fear is to be forgotten. .388 .097 -.072 .246 -.302
Belonging to a group and getting it's approval is very important to me. .526 -.227 .002 .246 -.146
I am somewhat of a jerk. .217 .222 .121 -.245 -.327
I get off on being really into someone. .310 .182 -.021 .245 -.094
In times of war or national tragedy, it is important to not be critical of one's government. .179 -.109 .096 .245 .111
I would not be happy if I was poor. .443 -.115 .163 -.245 -.184
I feel a oneness with nature. -.103 .311 .069 .244 .085
Even if I know I don't like someone enough for it to work long term, it can hurt if they break up with me. .208 .029 .029 .244 -.222
I am very careful. .042 -.229 .424 .244 -.061
My needs for closeness and emotional safety overwhelm me. .247 -.076 -.119 .243 -.479
I understand people who think differently. -.110 .456 .017 .242 .086
I enjoy conflict. .271 .257 .100 -.242 -.125
I feel hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me. .418 .065 .062 .242 -.265
Every day is a new adventure. .039 .316 -.066 .240 .422
I focus entirely on getting my own way, helping myself. .302 .308 .139 -.240 -.087
I believe in the paranormal. .052 .358 -.246 .240 -.106
Even in a romantic relationship, I'm more into myself. .295 -.020 .165 -.239 -.173
I hurt people. .179 .175 .028 -.238 -.388
I will not be taken advantage of. .123 .275 .112 -.238 .123
The most attractive familiar partner is better than the most attractive unfamiliar partner. .238
I don't like most people. -.018 .172 .133 -.237 -.600
My moral judgments are based mostly on the beliefs of my family/culture/religion. .160 -.228 .041 .237 .194
Money is important to me. .535 -.115 .193 -.237 .045
I am well groomed. .330 .018 .107 .237 .300
My friends tend to be assholes to others. .202 .202 .075 -.237 -.240
I am against giving money to beggars. -.236
I am more likely to help someone who shares my values than someone who doesn't. .376 .065 .161 -.236 -.181
I have very strong instincts. .105 .407 -.068 .236 .086
I am security/safety focused. .221 -.206 .399 .236 .005
It's easy for me to cut off friends. .134 .214 .145 -.235 -.207
I like assertive romantic partners. .183 .206 .063 .235 -.091
I don't believe in right and wrong. .072 .268 -.013 -.235 -.204
I feel guilt if I violate my own internally devised standards .040 .088 .199 .235 -.102
I radiate joy. .147 .187 -.046 .234 .644
I help my close trusted friends / significant other and no one else. .230 .013 .110 -.234 -.309
I don't understand ethnic pride. .081 .135 .101 -.234 -.243
I get burnt out, fatiqued if I spend a lot of time helping others. .083 .162 .043 -.234 -.298
I am genuine. .024 .187 .137 .233 .407
The most important aspect of culture is shared beliefs. .186 -.047 .157 .233 .065
Knowing who you are = knowing what makes you happy. .075 .092 .143 .233 .196
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
Life is significant (meaningful). .074 .035 -.003 .232 .574
I am unable to connect with others emotionally. .015 .050 .347 -.232 -.337
appreciator ooooo appreciated .210 .052 -.005 -.231 .289
If there were not enough spots left on the safety boat of sinking ship in ice cold waters, I'd do everything I could to get one of those spots. .361 .155 -.017 -.231 .049 (men)
Power for its own sake doesn't interest me.-.307 .076 -.062 .230 -.072
I sometimes grovel to win people back. .344 .005 -.017 .230 -.238
If I feel bad in a relationship, I tend to think/feel it's the other person's fault. .280 .038 .014 -.230 .010
I see myself as equal with everyone else. -.170 .141 .085 .230 .328
My heart has dictated the path i've taken in life. .230
Internal beauty is more important than external beauty. -.374 .164 .075 .229 .073
I like to work behind the scenes without credit. -.416 .063 .164 .229 -.074
Being disliked by others causes me anxiety. .328 -.115 -.015 .229 -.437
I frequently want to hit people. .152 .312 .038 -.229 -.393
I like to brag. .370 .109 -.006 -.229 -.153
Early in a relationship, I can quickly discern what's important to someone I like, and become that. .301 .147 .001 .229 -.074
I tend to think of myself in terms of how I relate to the world. .253 .243 .025 .228 .005
I like to keep my spaces clean. .160 -.066 .140 .228 .211
I evaluate what is worth believing in and most important to who I really am inside. -.047 .360 .118 .228 .160
I would only live in an area with very low crime. .119 -.088 .203 .228 .034
I'm always smiling. .156 .104 -.093 .228 .492
I live for the creation and appreciation of art/beauty. .081 .369 -.129 .227 -.008
It's very important to me to be normal. .432 -.300 .211 .227 -.105
I have had feelings about things which I only later realized were right on (but at the time, I ignored or doubted them). .084 .135 .061 .227 -.157
The amount of people in prison bothers me. .-.075 .141 .057 .227 .043
I lie almost constantly. .193 .113 -.038 -.227 -.345
People as a whole are generally unworthy of kindness. .162 .104 .118 -.227 -.412
My enjoyment admiring things exceeds my desire to be admired. -.272 .167 .191 .226 .035
I like to demean other people. .246 .085 .047 -.226 -.262
The existing world is the best of all possible worlds. .162 -.021 .051 .226 .317
I dislike people who chase wealth and status. -.296 .172 .005 .226 -.125
I am more evil than good. .186 .211 .026 -.226 -.387
I should have a better life than others. .488 .128 .101 -.225 .001
My ideal romantic match is like a parent and a partner. .184 -.017 .149 .225 -.069
It is important that I impress my superiors. .520 -.088 .096 .225 .006
Justice is very important to me. .105 .091 .291 .225 .061
I tend to vote for conservative political candidates (or would if I could vote). .392 -.147 -.158 .225 .051
People tell me that I am cold. .113 .276 .201 -.225 -.383
A life without meaning is of no value. .166 .149 .075 .225 .081
It is best to defeat your opponent without them knowing you've won. -.113 .193 .196 .225 -.071
I prefer sexually dominant romantic partners. .178 .045 .041 .224 -.059 (men)
If I had a lot of money, I would still live a minimalist lifestyle.
Truth is best determined internally. -.015 .245 115 .224 .056
Respect is very important to me. .207 .084 .136 .224 .276
I am self-centered. .411 .107 .048 -.223 -.149
It's more important to be held in high regard by people who you've been very close to than with the public. -.069 .151 .084 .223 .021
If I want something, I am ruthless in my attempts to get it. .357 .315 .104 -.223 .008
Anything is possible. -.012 .141 .114 .223 .494
If the people I was close to didn't like someone, it would be hard for me to date them. .242 -.167 -.004 .222 .016
I believe in sexual modesty. .221
I like to be feminine. women .292 -.032 -.068 .180 .221 men .096 .152 -.104 .163 -.256
I want to always be better than I was yesterday. .133 .257 .069 .222 .125
I am defined by my beliefs. .222
I am weak and need a stronger person to carry me through life. .049 -.201 -.068 .221 -.531
My parents loved me / love me a lot. .110 -.083 .039 .221 .313
I'm not afraid of ending up alone. -.116 .178 .263 -.221 .183
I would be happy if my instincts were better. .119 -.027 .107 .220 -.362
Helping people hurts people. .065 .148 .135 -.220 -.150
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of character. .174 -.228 .144 .220 .168
I'm a born leader. .248 .298 .162 .220 .324
I wish life was easier. .224 .020 -.022 .219 -.538
I would not be happy if I had less money. .424 .041 .141 -.219 -.145
I can put on a convincing smile if the situation calls for it no matter how I really feel internally. .218
Romantically, I focus more on whether someone wants me than whether I want them. .180 -.041 -.058 .218 -.316
My need to be appreciated by others is very low. -.216 .215 .213 -.217 .090
If there were not enough spots left on the safety boat of sinking ship in ice cold waters, I'd do everything I could to get one of those spots. .397 -.047 .120 -.217 .069 (female)
I use others to get what I want. .337 .278 .073 -.216 -.192
I tend to be the more interested partner in my romantic relationships. .168 .033 -.066 .216 -.043
I get chores done right away. .235 -.114 .156 .216 .260
Whatever will be, will be. .216
I find other people unrewarding. .039 .197 .196 -.216 -.479
I frequently use emoticons in texts/sms/emails. .260 .048 .033 .216 .102
I try to avoid giving friends advice. -.001 -.060 .082 -.216 -.184
I know in my heart that I am a bully. .301 .149 .030 -.215 -.301
Ignoring or pushing people away you don't like enough is important. .272 .216 .183 -.206 -.201
I prefer my romantic partner to initiate hooking up. .092 .126 .024 .215 -.307 (men)
I am defined by a need to be liked. .663 -.066 -.082 .215 -.194
People have told me I'm bitter. .158 .181 .179 -.214 -.439
I want to have far more than two kids. .138 -.039 -.044 .215 .082
I enjoy lying, duping others. .428 .061 .046 -.215 -.213
When I'm upset at a friend, it's not easy for me to tell them so. .104 -.089 -.019 .213 -.328
I dislike tv shows or movies that are preachy. -.024 .291 .123 -.212 -.158
I take really good care of things that I own. .037 .053 .301 .211 .267
When I really like someone romantically, I tolerate things I would not normally tolerate. .249 .098 .006 .221 -.079
Economic inequality is a problem in the world. .211
I am excited about life. .159 .270 -.078 .211 .660
Living in a commune appeals to me. .184 .112 .007 .209 -.024
It is healthier for a family to be child centered than parent centered. .156 .120 .126 .209 -.049
I am more intolerant than tolerant. .250 .050 .034 -.208 -.209
I was my father's favorite child. .151 .008 .109 .208 .174 (men)
I am never happier than when I am by myself. .009 .090 .123 -.208 -.207
I would prefer living in a small community where I knew everyone. .037 -.008 .053 .208 .046
I am self conscious in a swim suit in public (pool, beach, etc.). .025 -.044 .032 .208 -.313
If something feels right I'll probably stick with it even if logically it might seem wrong. .162 .257 -.313 .208 .002
internal perfection ooooo external perfection .450 -.092 -.059 -.207 .060
What I think is true, isn't always true. .023 .089 -.089 .207 -.130
I have no interest in being 100% independent, self-reliant. .191 -.077 -.137 .207 -.093
With one smile, I can often make someone Iíve just met interested in getting to know me better. .265 .240 -.023 .207 .360
I get upset easily.- (big 5 emotional stability) -.388 .012 .055 -.206 .350
I feel more than I think. .070 -.036 -.363 .206 .027
It is unwise to try to bend the will of others. .206
When it comes to romantic attraction, captivating my heart is more important than captivating my mind. .206 -.131 -.298 .205 .007
Problems in a romantic relationship hurt the relationship not me. .102 .317 .135 -.205 .061
I believe that we should be tough on crime. .397 -.030 .096 .204 .184
I want to live the best way possible so I'm constantly experimenting, making adjustments. .132 .490 .041 .204 .194
I think a fair amount about my long-term life goals. .136 .051 .189 .205 .161
Who someone wants to be matters as much as who someone is. .122 .173 .042 .205 .009
I'm a snob. .414 .057 .050 -.203 -.125
I have hit someone in anger. .168 .019 -.058 -.203 -.224
I find controlling others rewarding. .428 .179 .121 -.202 -.157
Having more than two kids is very foolish. .131 .159 .331 -.202 -.207
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. -.032 .199 .088 .202 .016
I am controlled by my environment. .237 -.167 -.002 .202 -.371
I'm instinctually a fearful person but I consciously choose to not let that control how I live (i.e. I confront, expose myself to, and overcome my fears). .114 .131 .060 .202 .028
I lead from the heart, not the head. .014 .090 -.386 .201 .002
I hate sleeping alone. .164 .106 -.055 .201 -.119
I think a fair amount about my long-term career goals. .167 .038 .271 .201 .213
Exercise helps keep me sane. .189 .124 .014 .200 .327
I get my energy from outside ideas. .295 .175 .036 .200 .095
I have had 'crushes' on people that were so intense that they were painful. .196 .275 -.079 .200 -.228
autonomy ooooo social power .460 -.126 -.076 -.200 .100


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