Spiral Dynamics III — Reevaluation

The Double Helix of Spiral Dynamics
  • With more people living together, hierarchy became more important, so the ability to navigate hierarchy became important (either by taking charge, or by submitting). This results in increased importance of Assertiveness (a facet of Extroversion) in some cases, and Politeness (Agreeableness) in other cases
  • The emergence of wealth (land and hierarchical status) lead to the increased importance of long term planning, or Industriousness (Conscientiousness)
  • The ability to pass on wealth to your heirs lead to increased importance of control of sexuality (i.e., strict monogamy), which is also associated with a redirection of Volatility (Neuroticism) and Orderliness (Conscientiousness) toward infidelity
  • People interact with (work with, get their ideas from, etc) a much larger community, so the value of tolerance is greatly increased, which makes Politeness and Sympathy (Agreeableness) more important
  • The ability to engage in a positive way with many different people also increases the value of Enthusiasm (Extraversion)
  • The ability to develop, process, and incorporate new ideas is greatly increased, which places more value on Openness
  • Physical and social mobility are increased, so our relationships change more frequently. Thus, the value of loyalty and commitment are decreased, which devalues Neuroticism

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