Living Life to the Full: the Wholeself audit.
Engage your wholeself with the world!
What is a rich life? It is so much more than the determined pursuit of success, whatever that may mean. The psychologist Michael Apter brilliantly captured the rich paradoxical experience of living life to the full. At the heart of his work is the idea that our lives are not one thing or another but one thing and another. We are changeable, contradictory and inconsistent. And harnessing this is the key to a fulfilling life.
We are motivated to achieve significant things and to enjoy something for just what it is - the moment itself. We are motivated to fit in and do what is expected, but we are also, on other occasions, mischievous, rebellious, cantankerous and reluctant to follow the line. We want to be in control and feel competent, but we are also happy sometimes for others to be in control and be competent, to take the strain. And lastly, we want to be cared for, but we also really, really want to care for others.
Importantly, except in the most extreme cases, we all experience all these motivations. We differ in the amount of time we let each of them into our lives. Being aware of this helps us understand what we might be missing and how we might rebalance things to feel more fulfilled.
Complete the following profile. It asks how imporant something is to you and how much you feel that need is being met in your life now.
There are 8 questions in this questionnaire, and it will take approximately 2 to 4 minutes to complete.
Note: we don't gather any personal information about you (e.g. your name, your age, your location, your email address). We do store the results of each questionnaire (but they are, as a result, completely anonymous). This is so you can come back to your result at a later date, if you keep a bookmark of the unique URL at the end of the questionnaire.