Risk Attitudes Profiler
People of this type, engaged in their customary productive work, do not think about its "higher sense", and proceed from purely pragmatic personal needs - for themselves and their families. Characteristically, they are farmers and laborers, owners of small businesses, minor municipal or government employees and bank clerks, teachers - and pensioners.
Their claims are modest, they do not expect great riches through their career, or greatness or glory. They want a reliable basis for their current material and social status, and hope that they will gradually move up the social and financial ladder. Success in the lives of such people is conditioned on hard work as well as on individual ability. The more able ones can succeed better in their chosen career if circumstances are favorable, but they can easily lose their position when competing with more psychologically motivated persons.
This type of person is not politically ambitious, and is unconcerned with politics in general. He needs to be able to rely on the government only to preserve the current order also in the future. In all other things he wants to be independent of the state while at the same time remaining a part of it. During elections he tends to vote like the majority, leaning towards conservative leaders. Even if he has his own point of view on any issue, he dares not oppose it to the "general opinion", being afraid to lose a feeling of solidarity with the majority. During great social upheavals he tends to congregate with crowds of like-minded people which makes him feel part of a large strong body and relieves him of the burden of responsibility for his opinions. In general this type of person is an individualist in his personal life and collectivist in his social life. He is against any radical changes in the state and in society and reacts negatively to all those who like changes in their country. He is not interested in foreign affairs except in the catastrophes and natural calamities happening there.
For this type of person, only the present time and the place where he lives are real. To him the future seems the same as present and he wants to make it as secure as the present. In his mind, the past is always tinted in rosy idyllic tones and is not important. This type of person prefers a traditional rhythmic way of life. However, psychologically and physiologically, his needs for the occasional thrill and sense of danger is satisfied during the inevitable difficulties of living and also in sports competitions while rooting for his favorite team. This type of person looks upon sudden and significant changes for the worse in his life as irreparable catastrophes to which he adapts badly, and which may even cause him to become ill.
This type of person usually has a narrow circle of friends, formed long ago, to whom he is tied by special occasions enjoyed together and by mutual help. He tends to spend his free time quietly - working in his garden, or taking his family on vacations to holiday hotels or on well-organized tours. When he watches TV he chooses light entertainment programs and sports competitions. Some persons of this type like to attend sports events in stadiums where, together with large crowds, they find an outlet for their emotions. He spends his leisure time in various ways. He may have a serious hobby or he may be a "Jack of all trades" who enjoys making home and garden improvements.
His attitude towards the opposite sex is appropriate to the different stages of his life, and in the majority of cases he will have good partner relations in all aspects with his spouse - sexual, family and economic. Food preferences are individual but not sophisticated, and within the framework of customary meals.
Persons of this type will, in general, live within the bounds of their abilities and powers. If they are successful, they will cautiously increase the level of their expectations. If they fail, they must learn to face adversity with more courage, planning their future better and remembering that it often brings changes for the better. Generally, such people are conservative and conforming. Though each single one does not have much chance to stand out from the common mass of the population, together they form the body of the nation, making for stability.
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