'Everyone is a house with four rooms — a physical, an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual — and each one of us tends to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to air it, then we are not a complete person' — Indian Saying
Person AA and ref by Person BB's
Universal Hierarchy of Motivation Report results come from your questionnaire answers on
23 January 2007 and 29 March 2007 respectively:
= Identifies Rooms (states) that you spend significant time in and are comfortable with = Identifies Rooms (states) that you are trying to get into or explore further
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Your results fit into seven levels which is The Universal Hierarchy of Motivation profile. Six of the Levels can be derived theoretically from three of the four fundamental 'Options' in life, as each can have a self focus (selfish) or focus on others (selfless)1:
The fourth 'Option' -Being- can be interpreted as a focus on both self and others, and therefore connection with all life. This idea is a bit esoteric at one level, but clearly the case scientifically and at the physical level. Our brain is made of exactly the same 'stuff' as the material around us and the atoms of our body are continuously interchanging with the environment, so much so that 'your body does not contain a single one of the molecules that it contained seven years ago2'. So Being, in terms of its connection to all life, may be considered to relate to Meaning.
Therefore we can theoretically come up with 7 Levels. This matches with the experience of several enduring philosophical traditions which have observed 7 distinct levels of energy or 'Chakras'. This then gives us the Seven Basic Human Motivations3 which are shown as Levels in the model — The Universal Hierarchy of Motivation
Your profile above has many implications. For example, those Levels which have only one circle marked possibly indicate that you are either not very familiar with this Level, or are not being driven significantly by the corresponding motivation. If a Level has no Rooms circled then this may indicate that you are stuck at this Level and this may present problems in your life. The arrows indicate the Room at each Level upon which you are likely to be most focused. If there is no Room with an arrow at a Level, and no Rooms circled, then you may not be aware of this Level in your daily life. Note that this report cannot be used to assess a person’s mental health in any way.
The detailed descriptions of these implications for you are covered in the Full Report in Sections 3 through 20.
The Report has most often proven highly perceptive and descriptive even when respondents have at first considered it to be otherwise. However, if parts of the Report do not seem accurate, the following may assist you in identifying why this may be the case. It is highly recommended before reviewing these, that you first show your report to a friend, relative, partner, colleague, or someone who knows you very well and who is also self-aware (that is they know them-self well), and ask them how accurate they think it is.
Reflection: How can you immediately start benefiting from the learnings you have gained out of this model?