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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

MaterialisticOffbeatThinkingInterpersonal | Vital | Easygoing | Sectarian
Ascetic | Conventional | Haphazard | Withholding | Depressive | Rigid | Globalistic

Haphazard


Motivation: To follow gut/instinct
Purpose: Decision making
Conflict: irrational impulsiveness vs. analysis paralysis
Historic antecedent: Jungian Feeling vs. Thinking
Historic example: Hunter S. Thompson
Film example: Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Counter example: Aristotle
Characteristics: more irrational than rational, finds super logical people annoying, feels more than they think, an internally consistent feeling state is more important than an internally consistent logic/rational, more likely to be emotional than calm, makes decisions based on feelings / strongly guided by feelings, prefers to feel out situations than analytically figure them out, more likely to be get overwhelmed by emotions, prefers play over work, prefers art to math, more spontaneous than planning, values females over males, finds it rewarding to let feelings guide them in life, more likely to believe in fate and find putting themselves in the hands of fate rewarding, more likely to believe everything happens for a reason, more visceral than cerebral, is guided by their heart in life and in romance, values heart attraction over mental attraction, more in touch with gut/instinct than with thoughts, more likely to be dependent, unsystematic, less serious than average, more likely to be superstitious, values being helpful, values close friendships, prone to impatience

*for a low score assume the opposite of the above. the descriptions listed here are made up of personality items. people who scored high on this type scored higher on the above items compared to the average. (more info)
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