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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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

Thinking (Rationality)

*Emotional types will tend towards the opposite of the characteristics below

High scoring Thinking testimonials
Low scoring Thinking testimonials
Highest scoring Thinking traits

Motivation: To make sense of things logically
Purpose: Decision making
Conflict: analysis paralysis vs. irrational impulsiveness
Historic antecedent: Jungian Thinking vs. Feeling
Historic example: Aristotle
Film example: Data (Star Trek)
Counter example: Hunter S. Thompson
Characteristics: analytical, favors what makes sense over what feel right, guided by definitions / logical deduction / reasoning, systematic, finds being logical rewarding, avoids acting when rational reasons don't warrant it, exact, diagnostic, plans their life logically, always knows why they do things, investigative, favors evidence over gut, prefers reality over fantasy, more calm than emotional, professorial, analyzes whatever doesn't fit their understanding, fine tunes concepts to support theories / world view, categorizer, scholarly, expert, tries to identify reasons for actions, more interested in intellectual pursuits than anything else, studied, literal, loves to read challenging material, defined by their intellectual interests, learning machine, doesn't mind isolation, likes to be viewed as proper and conventional, needs to know how things work, purchases only practical things, interested in science, reviews a lot of information to confirm ideas, studious, can be cold, avoids mistakes, academic, takes precautions, not easily affected by emotions, concrete, likes to be though of as normal, complex (more)

*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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