MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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

Materialistic (External Narcissism)

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

High scoring Materialist testimonials
Low scoring Materialist testimonials
Highest scoring Materialist traits

Motivation: To appear better than others
Purpose: Determining value
Conflict: External Narcissism vs. Internal Narcissism (Asceticism)
Historic antecedent: Jungian Extroversion
Historic example: Alexander the Great
Film example: Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)
Counter example: J.D. Salinger
Characteristics: strong need for power, desires to accumulate lots of wealth and property, winning is very important, image is important, finds popularity rewarding, needs to get their way, fame/prestige would make them happy, desires notoriety, cares about recognition, addicted to attention, would not be happy if they were poor, greatly values physical attractiveness, superficial, concerned about social attractiveness, more external than internal, focuses more on being liked (being attractive) than what they like (what they find attractive), would rather fit in than be themself, values their own happiness and success over others, thinks they deserve a better life than others, has a big ego, self esteem is based on how attractive others think they are, sets high standards for self and others, likes expensive things, controlling, ostentatious (showy), likes to brag, seeks out positions of leadership, worries about what people think of them, competitive, divisive, puts a lot of effort into how they dress/look, would hate to be considered odd or strange (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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