Person AA ref by Person BB (Colleague)'s Universal Hierarchy of Motivation Report - 'Shadow' Side and Optimism

16. 'Shadow' Side and Optimism

16. 'Shadow' Side and Optimism
APPENDICES

'We who lived in the concentration camps [Dachau and Auschwitz] can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way' Viktor Frankl

Note: Your profile in this section looks at deeper aspects of your motivation which can drive you to accomplish great things. However if we do not deal with these aspects effectively, or when we are stressed, they become our 'shadow' side. A sign of this can be when we stop taking responsibility and start blaming.

Person AA

The results suggest that your states of mind might be thoughtful, kind and perceptive when 'healthy' but emotionless, antagonistic, or intellectually superior when 'unhealthy'.

Your transition state is possibly signalled by you becoming overly theoretical or eccentric. If you are alert to this then you may be able to avoid going to the next stage and getting into an unhealthy state.

You perhaps seek to maintain tight control on information. You might lack the self-confidence and energy to follow through. If you become very stressed then you might create trouble1. In conflict you may use information to defend yourself.

The results suggest that you tend to feel slightly hopeless at times.

ref by Person BB

The results suggest that your states of mind might be energising, multi-talented and innovative when 'healthy' but superficial, uncontrolled or greedy when 'unhealthy'.

Your transition state is possibly signalled by you becoming overly demanding or inflexible. If you are alert to this then you may be able to avoid going to the next stage and getting into an unhealthy state.

You perhaps seek to keep all options open. You might have an undisciplined mind and miss, or dismiss, the emotional content in relationships. If you become very stressed then you might become dictatorial1. In conflict you may become impatient or insistent.

The results also suggest that others will tend to believe that you are very realistic and quite pessimistic.

Reflection: What part of you is stopping you do what you feel destined to do?

Using the information above, write down what you are now going to start or stop doing:



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