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TipsForSuccess: The Emotional Tone Scale

 

 

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The Emotional Tone Scale

 

The Emotional Tone Scale, discovered by L. Ron Hubbard, is a powerful tool that gives you dozens of benefits. For example, you can use the tone scale to: 

  • Make people feel more comfortable with you
  • Predict how people will react to various situations
  • Understand why some people pull you down
  • Improve your ability to get agreement from people
  • Better understand yourself

The top of the tone scale includes the more positive emotions and the bottom of the scale lists the undesirable emotions.

 

"The Emotional Tone Scale

4.0 Enthusiasm

3.5 Cheerfulness

3.0 Conservatism

2.5 Boredom

2.0 Antagonism

1.8 Pain

1.5 Anger

1.1 Covert Hostility

1.0 Fear

0.9 Sympathy

0.5 Grief

0.05 Apathy

0.0 Body Death

 

"The higher the individual is upon the Tone Scale, the better chance he has of obtaining the wherewithal* of living, the happier he is, the healthier his body will be." -- L. Ron Hubbard (*wherewithal = financial needs)

 

When you are high on the tone scale, you not only feel happier and healthier, you are interested in everything around you. You are alert, clear-headed and energetic. People enjoy being around you as you are trustworthy, responsible and genuinely cheerful.

 

Can you remember a time when you were enthusiastic on a spring day? You felt alive and peaceful. The air and earth smelled wonderful. You were happy to be alive.

 

Can you remember what happened after that happy day that made you feel sad? Perhaps someone was mean to you or you heard some bad news and you went down the scale

 

"Actually a person fluctuates on this scale from hour to hour and day to day. He receives good news, he goes momentarily to Tone 3.0. He receives bad news, he may sink for a moment to Tone 1.0. He falls in love and for a month he is at level 3.5. His girl leaves him and for a week he is at Tone 0.5. When he is very young he rides around Tone 3.5. As he grows older, his tone drifts down to 2.5. As an old man, he may drift down to 0.0 and death, either slowly or swiftly." -- L. Ron Hubbard

 

Where Are You on the Tone Scale?

 

Use the descriptions below to help you identify your tone level.

 

0.05 Apathy: You do not care about yourself or others. You are always ill. Nothing seems real. You cannot face the past and do not care about the future. You lie to get sympathy. You want people to pity you. You feel lost and unimportant.

 

1.0 Fear: Life seems dangerous and serious. You are frequently sick. You cannot make decisions. You wonder what is real and what is unreal. You assume people want to hurt you. You do not take responsibility and you lie to avoid any type of confrontation.

 

1.1 Covert Hostility. You are similar to a person in fear, but you also have hostility. Because you are afraid, you cover up your hostility. As well as lying to people, you stab them in the back. You are devious, underhanded and like to gossip.

 

1.5 Anger: You openly show your hostility. You are "right" about everything. You attack people, verbally or physically. You use threats, punishment and alarming lies to dominate others. You are a coward, but will use unreasonable bravery to hurt yourself or others.

 

2.0 Antagonism: You feel irritated much of the day. Your illnesses are severe. You assume the worst in people; you find it difficult to trust anyone. Instead of trying to help people succeed, you prefer to just stop them. You are a critic.

 

2.5 Boredom: While you are not angry or opposed to others, you are not interested in them either. You are occasionally ill. You are indifferent, careless and insincere. You give up if anything gets in your way. You are not creative, but not destructive either.

 

3.0 Conservatism: You are mildly interested in life. You try to tell the truth and can be trusted in most matters. You are courageous, but only if the risks are low. You are social and somewhat friendly to a small group of people.

 

3.5 Cheerfulness: You rarely get ill. Your interest in people is high. You try to understand them. You are capable of assuming important responsibilities. You can persist on a path to the end result. You use energy and logic to get people to do things. You like to help people.

 

4.0 Enthusiasm: You are creative and excited. You never get sick. You are eager to understand and help others. You are courageous in all circumstances. You gladly accept responsibility and can be trusted. You achieve your objectives, despite all opposition. Your enthusiasm is contagious; people like to follow your lead. You love life and the future looks wonderful.

 

To learn more about the Tone Scale, and how to move yourself up the scale, click here or buy the book, Self Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.

 

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TipsForSuccess: For a Successful Marriage

 

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For a Successful Marriage, Communicate!

 

Marriages can survive money problems, career disasters, even affairs. But if you refuse to communicate, your relationship is doomed.

 

For example, Frank and Lila's marriage is in trouble. They eat together, watch television together and sleep together, but they are both lonely.

 

It started when Lila said, "I wish we could go to Hawaii again."

Frank decided Lila meant he was not making enough money; he never asked her, but assumed it. He decided it was best to become unemotional and not tell Lila his true feelings.

 

Lila noticed Frank was more silent at dinnertime than normal. She thought, "He must not like my cooking." She did not ask, but simply assumed he did not like her cooking. She decided it was better to not bring it up.

 

Lila was also sure Frank did not like her appearance. Frank convinced himself Lila thought he was a loser. Both had doubts and neither would speak.

 

Luckily, Frank and Lila decided to improve their communication. While it seemed like the hardest thing in the world to do, Frank forced himself to talk.

 

"Lila, do you think I'm a loser?"

 

Lila replied, "Of course not! I think you're an excellent provider. I just wish you liked my cooking and how I look."

 

Frank said, "I love your cooking and your looks!"

 

Both Frank and Lila were relieved. They set a goal to visit Hawaii. They no longer felt lonely.

 

Repairing a troubled marriage requires much more communication than the example, but the key principle applies:

 

"When in doubt, talk. When in doubt, communicate." -- L. Ron Hubbard

 

Any kind of relationship improves with communication: friends, co-workers, children, bosses.

 

If talking about certain subjects is hard for you, start with easy subjects. Talk about anything. Then work your way back to the problems. Persist until the relationship is succeeding.

 

Whenever you have doubts about something, COMMUNICATE! Talk, talk, talk until the problem resolves. When you feel stress, disagreement or resistance between you and someone near to you, the wrong thing to do is ignore the problem. Instead, start communicating.

 

When a marriage is bad, there are few things more miserable. But when your marriage is good, there are few things more wonderful.

 

Communication is the key.


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TipsForSuccess: How to Figure Out Your Best Solutions

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How to Figure Out Your Best Solutions 

 

Your mind is like a powerful computer. It's job is to solve problems so you can enjoy a successful life. Unfortunately, certain problems can freeze or clog your computer.

 

In a 1951 handbook, L. Ron Hubbard wrote a exercise to help you improve the performance of your mind. It takes several minutes and your full attention to work. But it is worth the effort!

 

You might discover this exercise helps you solve your biggest, most difficult problems, by yourself, right now, on your own.

 

The exercise includes 12 questions for which you will need to write down the answers.

 

For example for the first question, write down your five biggest problems -- problems that you are not solving. You can write things like, "I am not making enough money to get ahead." "My marriage is about to fall apart." "I cannot lose weight." "I feel sad and upset by my best friend." "I have too much to do." "I can't sleep." "I'm drowning in debt." "I cannot escape from my horrible circumstances." "My bad habit is getting worse." "I cannot find enough good prospects to talk to me." "I can't stand where I live." "I cannot find a spouse."

 

You then write down the answers to the second question, third question and so on. Because you are looking at your problems in a new light, new solutions pop into your mind. Your computer begins to operate as it should!

 

Begin.

 

"Problems do not solve for two reasons: The first is lack of data; the second is an earlier unsolved problem on the same subject."

 

"This will become clearer to you when you have completed the following exercise."

 

1. "LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU ARE NOT SOLVING IN THE PRESENT."

 

2. "NOW LIST WHAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW ABOUT EACH ONE OF THE PROBLEMS ABOVE (THE MISSING DATA YOU WISH YOU HAD.)"

 

3. "NOW LIST HOW IMPORTANT YOU NOW FEEL THESE PROBLEMS ACTUALLY ARE OR WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE NOW SOLVED."

 

4. "IF ANY OF THE FIVE PROBLEMS REMAIN UNSOLVED, LIST WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO TO SOLVE THEM."

 

"Now let us take a glance at the past. There are several problems, undoubtedly, which you feel you did not solve.

 

5. "LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU FEEL YOU DID NOT SOLVE IN THE PAST."

 

6. "NOW LIST WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN ABOUT EACH ONE OF THE PROBLEMS ABOVE."

 

7. "NOW LIST HOW IMPORTANT THESE PROBLEMS ACTUALLY ARE TO YOUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES."

 

8. "IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS STILL BOTHER YOU, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO DO OR TO KNOW IN ORDER TO RESOLVE THEM?"

 

"Let us now take a look at the problems of the future.

 

9. "LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU THINK YOU WILL HAVE TO SOLVE IN THE FUTURE."

 

10. "NOW LIST WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO DO NOW TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE."

 

11. "NOW LIST HOW VITAL THESE PROBLEMS MAY BECOME TO YOUR EXISTENCE."

 

12. "IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS WORRY YOU, IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT DECIDED UPON YOUR COURSE OF ACTION. TRY TO LIST YOUR COURSE AS IT WILL PROBABLY BE TAKEN." -- L. Ron Hubbard

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