The Truth Seeking Orientation

The 7 IMO elements are structured into an integrated system of priorities by the dynamic relationships among them. This graph does not measure intensity as much as it measures your motivational consistency.

The IMO graph measures your unique motivational priorities identified by how you ranked the relative importance of the seven (7) IMO elements. Your ranking is important because what affects your behavior is the trade-off (unique prioritizing and integration of the IMO elements) you make among these seven elements, not the importance of any one element.

These elements have been ranked highest to lowest (ranging from 1-7). Your consistency in selecting individual preferences is expressed by the length of a bar in either direction. A shorter or longer bar in either direction indicates a consistency of preference for one motivational element over another.

The shorter the bar the more inconsistent your preference, the more moderate your bar the more situationally oriented you are in that specific element. The longer the bar the more you consistently prefer a specific element and the more you will favor engaging and activating that specific element.

Truth-Seeking becomes apparent when the Theoretical element is more consistent. The Theoretical element measures the intensity for needing to know the truth about a thing. It reflects a capacity to uncover, discover, and recover all the necessary information associated with a thing.

High scores in this motivator suggest an emotional need to gather all the facts and data relating to a thing before moving forward in an environment. Lower scores reflect a more relaxed and intuitive approach to information and discovery. Rather than gathering all the information, a situational approach where one only gathers what he or she believes is necessary will apply.