Hartman Value Profile, Original – Part 2


Read these directions carefully. They are different from those of Part I.


On the right you will find 18 quotations. Each quotation concerns something on which individuals may place different “values” (good or bad)—depending on their own feelings about how much they agree or disagree with it, that is, how true or false it is in their own lives.

Read all of the quotations carefully. (If there is a word that you do not understand, ask what it means.)

Write the number “1” in the square in front of the quotation you agree with the most—that is, the one which has the highest (most) value in your own life.

Write the number “2” in front of the quotation with which you agree next most (second most).

Number all of the quotations in the same way, to show the order of their respective values to you. Use a different number for each of the 18 quotations (3, 4, 5 and so on). The number “18” should be in front of the quotation that has the lowest (least) value in your own life—that is, the one you disagree with most.

Decide quickly how you feel about each of the quotations. There is no time limit, but most people are able to complete numbering all the quotations in about 10 to twelve minutes. You may begin.

After you have finished, please CHECK to make sure that you have used all the numbers from 1 through 18, with repeating any. (Start with number 1 and find each number up through 18). Cross out numbers used: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

“I like my work—it does me good.”

“The universe is a remarkably
harmonious system.”

“The world makes little sense to me.”

“No matter how hard I work, I shall
always feel frustrated.”

“My working conditions are poor, and
ruin my work.”

“I feel at home in the world.”

“I hate my work.”

“My life is messing up the world.”

“My work contributes nothing to the

“My work brings out the best in me.”

“I enjoy being myself.”

“I curse the day I was born.”

“I love my work.”

“The lack of meaning in the universe
disturbs me.”

“The more I understand my place in the
world, the better I get in my work.”

“My work makes me unhappy.”

“I love the beauty of the world.”

“My work adds to the beauty and
harmony of the world.”

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