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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

MaterialisticOffbeatThinkingInterpersonal | Vital
Ascetic | Conventional | Haphazard | Withholding | Depressive

Ascetic (Internal Narcissism)


Motivation: To shun the external
Purpose: Determining value
Conflict: Internal Narcissism vs. External Narcissism (Materialism)
Historic antecedent: Asceticism
Historic example: J.D. Salinger
Film/TV example: Ryan Atwood (The OC)
Counter example: Alexander the Great
Characteristics: appearance is not a priority, care less about wealth/fame/status than peers, does not like to appear better than others, finds prestige chasing silly, prefers a simple/minimalistic lifestyle over a high-end/luxury one, would rather be oneself than fit-in, finds external indicators of success shallow, does not think their own happiness/success is more important than others, has no need for power over others, does not care about being at the top of any ladders, not competitive, desires less social interaction when depressed, would not enjoy being a celebrity, would be uncomfortable living in a very expensive house/apartment, don't care a lot about dressing nicely, does not think image is important, could be happy poor, prefers to work behind the scenes without credit, would rather please self than others, thinks internal beauty is more important than external beauty, values freedom over money, tends to dislike people who chase wealth and status, values cooperation over competition, does not measure success by public opinion, does not love to be complemented

*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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