graves spiral dynamics

 
Name
Meme
(doctrine)
 
Metaphor
 
Popular names
 
Fundamental motive
 
Thinking
 
Structures
Process
8
Globalist
Holistic
Colour of the ocean, seeing the earth from space
Global view
Attention on the whole world dynamic, actions on a macro level
holistic
global
flowing / ecological
7
Opportunity-seeker
Integrative
Solar energy, alternative technologies
Flexible flow
 
flexible assumption of changing oneself through “big picture” perceptions
systemic
interactive
integrative
6
Team-player
Communicative
Green politics, forests, ecological awareness
Bonds of humanity
People’s well-being and consensus – highest priority
realistic
levelling
conform
5
Success-seeker
Achieving
Energy radiation, steel in an industrial oven
Effort, get-up-and-go
Search for opportunities is concentrated on improving things for oneself
varied
delegating
strategic
4
Loyalist
Reasonable
Heaven, the true believer
Power of truth
Absolute belief in a right way, subservient towards authority
absolutist
pyramidal
authoritarian
3
Lone warrior
Impulsive
Hot-blooded feelings and fire in your eyes
Strength, gods, power
Power of enforcement over oneself, others and nature (through exploitative independence)
egocentric
imperial
exploitative
2
Tribal being
Magic
Royal colour of the tribal chiefs and monarchs
Blood relatives, spirits
Blood relatives and mysticism in a magical, frightening world
lively/ stimulating
tribal
circular
1
Exister
Survival
Savannah,
grassland
Survival instinct
Staying alive using the instincts one was born with
automatic
loose ties
surviving

 

 

 

 

 



No.
 
Basic theme
Characteristic doctrines and actions
8
Experiencing existence in its entirety through reason and spirit
– The world is a unique, dynamic organism with its own collective intelligence.
– The self is both separate and a combined part of a larger, feeling whole.
– Everything is connected to everything else in ecological equilibrium.
– Energy and information permeate the earth’s entire environment.
– Holistic, intuitive thinking and cooperative actions are to be expected.
7
Live well and responsibly, be that which you are and which you learn to be
– Life is a kaleidoscope of natural hierarchies, systems and forms.
– The greatness of existence has a higher value than material property.
– Flexibility, spontaneity and functionality are the highest priority.
– Knowledge and competence should replace standing, power and status.
– Differences can be integrated into mutual dependence and the natural flow.
6
Seek peace within yourself and discover with others the caring dimension of the community
– The human spirit must be freed from greed, dogma and division.
– Feelings, sensitivity and care replace cold rationality.
– Share the earth’s treasures and opportunities equally among everyone.
– Reach decisions through conciliation and consensus.
– Refresh spirituality, bring harmony and enrich human development.
5
Act in your own self-interest by playing to win
Change and progress are inherent in the scheme of things.
Progress comes from learning nature’s secrets and looking for the best solutions.
Manipulating the earth’s resources in order to create and spread good and plentiful living.
Optimistic people who have confidence in themselves and are willing to take risks have earned their success.
Societies flourish with strategy, technology and competition.
4
Life has meaning, direction and sense, with a predetermined exit
– One makes sacrifices for transcendent reasons, truth or the right way.
– Order requires a code of leadership based on eternal, absolute principles.
– True living produces stability now and guarantees reward in the future.
– Impulsivity is controlled by feelings of guilt; everyone has his proper place.
– Laws, rules and discipline build character and its strength.
3
Do what you are and do what you want, without taking consideration
– The world is a jungle full of threats and predators.
– Breaks out of any kind of dominance or coercion to serve own self-defined self-interests.
– Stands tall, expects attention, demands respect and has the last word.
– Enjoys himself completely in the present, without any sense of guilt or regret.
– Conquers, outsmarts and dominates other aggressive characters.
2
Keep the spirits happy and the tribal nest warm and safe
– Follow the wishes of the spiritual beings and mystical signs.
– Show loyalty to your chief, elders, ancestors and the clan.
– Take care of holy objects, places, events and memories.
– Observe rituals for transitions, yearly cycles and tribal traditions.
 
1
Do what you have to do to survive
– Only uses instinct and behaviour to survive.
– Clear/distinct self is hardly awoken or sustained.
– Food, water, warmth, sex and security have priority.
– Forms survival groups in order to eternalise life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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