RE: 15 bits of humanity [Reiss's model of motivation]

CobraBoy! (
Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:09:04 -0700

At 7:41 AM -0700 6/26/98, Rohit Khare came up with this:

> So this Reiss fellow at Ohio State believes there are 15 bits that
> describe humans. They've been adminstering a 128-question battery to
> the following common drives for humans:
> Avoiding Pain & Anxiety
> Citizenship
> Curiosity
> Family
> Fear of Rejection
> Food
> Honor
> Independence
> Organization
> Physical exercise
> Power
> Sex
> Social Contact
> Social Prestige
> Vengeance


yeah, yeah.

> I appreciate the inherent orthogonalization in this model, even if I'm
> frustrated at not being able to place myself on the novelty scale, for
> example. I guess I'd admit that I'm biologically RHN, morall striving for
> I think to be a more culturally acceptable Rhn.

Personally I feel all people can be put into one of the following categories.

Super Star

This is of course based on descriptions of Pro Wrestlers. Once one
understands the above, life simply becomes a adventure in the squared



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