Hartman Value Profile, Standard – 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). You are to rank them depending on your own feelings about how much you agree or disagree with them, that is, how true or false they are as applied to your own life. In ranking these items, do so with respect to your actual self, not your ideal self.

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

Position first in your list the quotation you agree with the most—that is, the one which has the highest (most) value in your own life.

Position second in your list the quotation with which you agree next most (second most).

Rank-order all of the quotations in the same way, to show the order of their respective values to you. The list item in your list should be the quotation that has the lowest (least) value in your own life—that is, the one you disagree with most as applied to yourself.

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

“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 world”

“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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