There are six basic worldviews according to research done by Edward Spranger in the early 1920s. This may seem outdated, but the fact that the model is still valid shows how powerful the information derived from this survey can be applied to almost every situation today.
Values knowledge and constant search for truth. How will you survive and grow in a career that doesn’t allow you to learn and grow? Solve problems or mysteries. Identifying, differentiating, generalizing, and systemizing. Get engaged in intellectual process just for the sake of the game. Identify truths and untruths – discovery main mode of action.
If you thrive in an environment that rewards a return on investment of time, talent, resources. Utilizing resources to obtain results. Gaining a measurable return on all investments. Creative application of resources. Capitalism.
If you live by a closed system of principles – play by the rules – stay within the lines. Pursuit of the Divine in life. Convert others to their system. Work for worthy causes. Understand the totality of life. Live and apply their principles to all situations.
Form, harmony, beauty, balance (natural systems thinkers). Appreciation, enjoyment, and striving for form, harmony, beauty and balance. They have subjective experiences – there is no objectivity which makes it difficult for them to get on with engineers. Understands the feelings of self and others.
A humanitarian drive. Opportunities to develop potential in others. To champion worthy causes. Bettering society and elimination of conflict and pain. Helping people live better lives.
If you have a passion to lead, direct, and control others. Achieving, advancing position. Forming strategic alliances. Planning and carrying out a winning strategy. Leading others. Working in and respecting authority and the chain of command.