MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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


Motivation: To follow, be true to convention/tradition
Purpose: Knowledge selection
Conflict: status quo/old ways vs. new ways
Historic antecedent: Jungian Sensing vs. Intuition
Historic example: Robert E. Lee
Film example: Pleasantville
Counter example: Albert Einstein
Characteristics: values maintaining over innovating, values the status quo over revolution, finds conformity rewarding, traditional, more simple than complex, more likely to be religious, more obedient than rebellious, more likely to conform to the opinions of those in their trusted community, sticks to the rules, values the rules, plays it safe, would rather be supported than challenged, more likely to worry about what others in their trusted community think of them, judges their own and other people's behaviors according to the norms of their trusted culture, more tangible than conceptual, avoids dangerous situations, not a risk taker, not a big fan of the arts / artistic culture, not interested in abstract or theoretical ideas, prefers the known to the unknown, likes things to stay as they are / resistant to change

*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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