Spranger"s contribution to personality theory, in his book Types of Men (Lebensformen. Halle (Saale): Niemeyer, 1914. Translation by P. J. West. Pigors.
New York: G. East. Stechert Company, 1928) were his value attitudes.
The Theoretical, whose dominant interest is the discovery of truth
The Economic, who is interested in what is useful
The Aesthetic, whose highest value is form and harmony
The Social, whose highest value is love of people
The Political, whose interest is primarily in power
The Religious, whose highest value is unity
Those six in more detail are:
Theoretical: A passion to discover, systemize and analyze. A search for knowledge.
Utilitarian: A passion to gain a return on all investments involving time, money and resources. This instrument is sometimes offered along with the DISC assessment.
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Prussian Academy of Sciences. Heidelberg Academy for Sciences and Humanities.