Primal world beliefs, or primals for short, are your gut-level answers to the question, “What sort of world is this?”
Be among the first to discover your primals. Here’s how to take the survey:
- Register: Go here and register for free (takes about a minute). Press “save,” and a new page will pop up to let you know you’ve successfully registered.
- Take the Primals Inventory: Click on “Explore your morality” and scroll down to find “The Primals Inventory.” It will be in the first or second table. Click on “Take Study” (usually takes less than 15 minutes).
- Come back: When you get your scores, follow the links back here to interpret them.
If you’re not ready to commit 15 minutes yet, here’s why you should:
It’s easy to see how your beliefs about a place affect what you do and think while in that place. For example, if you see a place as dangerous, you’re more alert, look around more, and may keep a hand on your bag. But what if you see the whole world as dangerous? And that’s just one belief about the world. What if you have lots? If so, then much about each person’s personality and wellbeing may result from beliefs you don’t even know you have.
Much of what we become in life—much joy and suffering—may depend on the sort of world we think this is.
— Jer Clifton and the research team, conclusion of their foundational paper, 2018