People: Relationships, Roles, Interaction

7 Social Service Directly Benefiting Others: motivation to sacrificially give of self to benefit others; concerned consciousness of the hurts, pains, problems and needs of others on a personal, situational or circumstantial basis; self-satisfaction and self-esteem gained by willingly helping others; to intentionally put others first.

Social service directly benefiting others requiring helpful social, caring or helpful service provided by a person in the interest of others. This can include benevolence, empathy, sympathy, personal care and/or nurturing. Related vocational activity: nursing, day care, counseling, social work, etc. Most of all, it is direct person-to-person involvement of one person to help another person.

High motivation indicates that this person is compulsively motivated to personally help others—to voluntarily, perhaps even sacrificially, give of self in their interest. On a single trait basis, this trait subjectively imposes more vocational calling, responsibility, and duty on the individual than any other trait. It is compounded if accompanied by a strongly motivated philosophical trait. It is further equipped for vocational ability by motivated managerial, gregarious, persuasive, scientific, clerical and/or routine traits. It becomes more sensitive, intuitive, empathetic, and sympathetic if accompanied by need for, and dedication to, harmonious and compatible relations with others. It is therefore evident that many other traits can be involved. Review of all Worker Traits will show which traits are involved in this person's social service. Medical practice, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, counseling, guidance, ministry, social work, volunteer social service, search and rescue, public defender activity in law—these are specific areas where a high motivation indicates that this person would find vocational expression and satisfaction.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person is empathetically and sympathetically aware of the hurts, needs, problems and wishes of others—and is willing to help whenever possible. There is inclination and willingness to get personally involved in the personal lives of others in order to help with one's talents and resources. Although this social service trait is only moderately motivated, it is hard to ignore, or say "no" to, anyone less fortunate.
Rather than putting others first, low motivation indicates that this person's first priority is for self, self-interest, status and recognition. Low motivation indicates that this person does not like to lose; so all options and choices are evaluated on the basis of the chance of gain versus the chance of loss before a decision or commitment is made. Stress and frustration are experienced when things are not going this person's way. Pleasure, enthusiasm and energy are experienced when things are going this person's way. Association and relationships are chosen, maintained or abandoned on the basis of self-interest.