- Category : Philosopher
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (9,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
Eduard Spranger (June 27, 1882 – September 17, 1963) was a German philosopher and psychologist.
A student of Wilhelm Dilthey, Spranger was born in Berlin and died in Tübingen.
Spranger's contribution to personality theory, in his book Types of Men (Lebensformen; Halle (Saale): Niemeyer, 1914; translation by P. J. W. Pigors; New York: G. E. 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.
Aesthetic: A passion to experience impressions of the world and achieve form and harmony in life; self-actualization.
Social: A passion to invest myself, my time, and my resources into helping others achieve their potential.
Individualistic: A passion to achieve position and to use that position to affect and influence others.
Traditional: A passion to seek out and pursue the highest meaning in life, in the divine or the ideal, and achieve a system for living. This instrument is sometimes offered along with the DISC assessment. Retrieved October 4, 2007