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MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions

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

Easygoing (Recharge instinct)

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


Motivation: To maintain peace, relax
Purpose: Energy preservation, regeneration
Conflict: Sloth vs. Mania
Historic antecedent: Phlegmatic
Historic example: Marcus Aurelius
Film example: The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
Counter example: Joe Pesci's character in the Lethal Weapon movies
Characteristics: prefers to take it easy, non chalant, prioritizes leisure, licensed to chill, comfort seeking, prefers a stress free existence, keeps emotions in check and tailors their environment and lifepath to make that easier, when healthy has a peaceful / tranquil energy, when unhealthy can be lazy, sluggish, a slacker

The following items all had statistically significant factor loadings (similar to correlations) on the Easygoing drive:

Healthy items | Easygoing factor score / Vital factor score
I am compelled to be relaxed. 772/156
Tranquil would be a good description of me. 608/221
I love how peaceful I am. 568/325
I love how at peace I am. 440/580
I don't obsess about anything. 231/228
I am my happiness. 226/494
I like being alive. 177/647
I feel lucky most of the time. 170/515
I'm not often sad. 166/662
I'm not often unhappy. 162/544

Average Health items | Easygoing factor score
I'm the kind of person that likes to take it easy. 663
I have a tranquil nature. 661
I am preoccupied with taking it easy. 650
I am preoccupied with relaxation. 630
I always try to take it easy. 615
When I'm not relaxed I feel off. 560
My life's work is taking it easy. 550
I have a need to always be relaxed. 541
Relaxation is everything. 540
I prioritize relaxation. 535
I'm nonchalant. 518
The most important thing in life is being calm. 502
I like being relaxed. 498
I don't get worked up about most things, even things I should get worked about. 488
I let things proceed at their own pace. 470
I tend to select the life path that is most relaxing. 445
Leisure is everything. 440
I am biased towards selecting the most relaxed life path. 440
Unrelaxing environments make me feel off. 430
The most important quality in a friend is how laid back they are. 426
I have a need to relax. 370
I believe happiness can be achieved through rest and relaxation. 350
I prefer to live a stress free existence. 282
My life feels like a vacation. 282
The most important thing in life is being well rested. 269
I value comfort more than most. 215

Unhealthy items | Easygoing factor score / Depressive factor score
I am lax. 542/171
I am a bit of a slacker. 352/451
The most important thing in life is rest. 312/204
On vacation I avoid doing any work. 300/190
I like to conserve my energy. 292/276
It saddens me when I'm unable to relax. 238/247
I am sluggish. 219/549
Since I'm less outgoing than average, I often struggle presenting and conveying the true and real me. 170/630
My dreams while asleep are far more exciting than real life. 150/350


*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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Full list of coded MOTIVES personality items here

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