FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This collection of Frequently Asked Questions
provides brief answers to many common questions about the
HappinessInWisdom.com website, Testing and Consulting Services as well as how
the testing works. If you have any questions that are not answered
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What is Happiness in Wisdom?
- Happiness in
wisdom is a ground breaking new study that disassembles the human mind into its individual components and
studies each separately. This reveals that humans’ 17 stagnant and
primitive instincts is a drag on humans’ progressing intellect. This wastes
a good portion of human intelligence and thus, every human applies only a
fraction of the intelligence they have at their disposal. It resembles
driving your vehicle
with the emergency brake partially applied wasting
a good deal of the power produced by the engine in your car. Releasing the
brake restores the full power in your car. Exactly the same principle
governs the relationship between instincts and intellect. Learning how to
disengage these mental elements
boosts your intelligence.
avoid many of the unnecessary
mistakes, secure more success and live a much happier life.
How is this Personality &
Behavior test different from the others and how will it benefit me?
All other tests are based on conventional understanding of the mind that
perceives the human mind as a single polar entity consisting of intellect
alone. Happiness in Wisdom uniquely observes the human mind as a bipolar
entity consisting of the two segments of intellect and 17 instincts, each of
which drive its mode of human behavior. Disregarding instincts as powerful
primitive mental forces has created a missing link in the study of humanity
that is responsible for many of the persisting human mysteries. Hence,
other tests cover a fraction of the states of human mind and by default are
incomplete. For this reason Happiness in Wisdom alone covers over 52% more
states of the human mind than the other three most popular personality and
behavior assessment tests cover combined. A more comprehensive explanation
of this is provided
'Scientific Principles Page'
of this website.
How is 'human intelligence' defined?
- Human intellect divides into the two segments of
Utilitarian Intellect and Moral Intellect, each with a distinct mission of
its own. The Utilitarian Intellect consists of reasoning, imagination,
thinking, creativity, science, technology, inventions, discoveries and so
on. These are mental tools at human disposal that they apply to solve
problems and achieve objectives. Human objectives are neither exclusively
good, nor evil, but they are a combination of both. This portion of human
intellect avails itself to achieve both good and evil objective
unconditionally and indiscriminately and thus it totally lacks personality
and character. However, the Moral Intellect exclusively stands for all the
angelic human attributes and manufactures a strong sense of ethics,
morality, justice, fairness, kindness, compassion and human decency at
large, all of which pertains to human behavior. This being totally the
opposite of blindly selfish instincts frequently fall into conflicts with
them. It might worth mentioning that this study does not deal with brain,
but exclusively with the mind.
- What are the 17 different
The Instinct of Survival
The Instinct of Language
The Instinct of Fear
The Instinct of Greed
The Instinct of Territoriality
The Instinct of Tribalism
The Instinct of Aggression
The Instinct of Chauvinism
The Instinct of Being Social
The Instinct of Politics
The Instinct of Sexuality
The Maternal Instinct
The Instinct of Curiosity
The Instinct of Laziness
The Instinct of Rhythm
The Instinct of Adventure
The Instinct of Divulgence
No. This test serves
a vastly different goal than do IQ tests, although it deals with human
intelligence a great deal. This test introduces the mental elements, shows
how they interact and jointly issue the commands of what we do, and learn
why we do what we do. Then, it measures the strength of the 17 instincts and
the potency with which they drive each human’s daily life and enables them
to consciously manage the subconscious mental trends, instead of being
managed by them. Hence, we become less robotic and become more deliberate in
what we do.
Can someone fail this test?
No. This is not that
sort of test for one to pass or fail, and there is no right or wrong
answers. It merely depicts a picture of your mind that is so unique to you,
and the accuracy of the report you would get is determined by the honesty of
the answers given. One needs to know that no one ever gets access to the
answers given or the report produced. The data is encrypted at their
inception and they are converted into text when the person accesses it by
entering their username and password.
What is considered a high score?
As there is no
passing or failing in taking these tests, there is no high or low score. The
values presented in the graph merely reflect the strength of each of the
mental elements in your mind and the repot shows its implications that have
an effect on your life. Depending on which test you take, you will get a
report on four, eight or twelve of your instincts in a dissenting order.
This will show you which of your instincts produces your deepest pleasure
that also usually causes people their gravest problems.
- Does this study also cover human intelligence?
- Yes, human intellect divides into the Utilitarian
Intellect and Moral Intellect, each with a distinct mission of its own.
The Utilitarian Intellect consists of reasoning, imagination, thinking,
creativity, science, technology, inventions, discovery and so on. These
are mental tools at human disposal that they apply to solve problems and
achieve objectives. Human objectives are neither exclusively good, nor
evil, but they are a combination of both. This portion of human
intellect avails itself to achieve both good and evil objective
unconditionally and indiscriminately and thus it totally lacks personality and
character. However, the Moral Intellect exclusively stands for all the
angelic human attributes and manufactures a strong sense of ethics, morality,
justice, fairness, kindness, compassion and human decency at large, all of
which pertains to human behavior. This being totally the opposite of
blindly selfish instincts frequently fall into conflicts with
- If these are some of the properties of
intellect, what are some of the properties
- All instincts are unchanging, unchangeable, stagnant and primitive.
Each instinct strives for a particular brand of pleasure and satisfaction that
renders all of them selfish by nature. Humans’ strongest instincts
induce their most intense pleasures. Yet instincts emerge and function in the
vacuum of intellect and reasoning and are totally alien to reasoning.
Being devoid of logic coupled with utter selfishness, render them blind and
blinding. This mix impairs humans’ reasoning faculty and people make many
large and small mistakes that hugely hinder their success. Thus, the
stagnant instincts become a drag on the progressing intellect.
Consciously freeing human intellect from the tight grip of the blinding
instincts boosts the intelligence all people already have at their disposal.
human intellect has properties, what are some of the properties of instincts?
instincts are unchanging, unchangeable, stagnant and primitive. Each
instinct strives for a particular brand of pleasure and satisfaction that
renders all of them selfish by nature. Humans’ strongest instincts induce
their most intense pleasures. Yet instincts emerge and function in the
vacuum of intellect and reasoning and are totally alien to reasoning. Being
devoid of logic, coupled with utter selfishness, render them blind and
blinding. This mix impairs humans’ reasoning faculty and people make many
large and small mistakes that hugely hinder their success. Thus, the
stagnant instincts become a drag on the progressing intellect. Consciously
freeing human intellect from the tight grip of the blinding instincts boosts
the intelligence all people already have at their disposal.
- How does one boost his or her
- One instinct, or combinations of
the stagnant instincts, constantly pursue their selfish goals and employ
human intelligence to find the most practical ways to achieve them. If we
compare humans to a car, instincts resemble the engine that drives action,
while human intellect is the steering wheel that guides the vehicle through
all obstacles toward a destination. The pleasure instincts seek blind human
reasoning faculty. Subconsciously this results in making poor decisions and
pursuing wrong objectives. Learning about this mental trend enables people
to consciously manage it and to disengage these two mental forces, free
their intellect from the tight grip of their instincts and boost their
intelligence and transform their lives.
How does boosting your intelligence enhance
- Different people define happiness in different things.
However, things such as illness make everyone unhappy and success makes all
happy. Through this, you manage your mind instead of being managed by
it. When the human intelligence is conditioned to become fully
functional, naturally people would avoid many of the avoidable mistakes, score
more success and live much richer and happier lives. If a method can be
used to boost one person’s intelligence and happiness, it can do the same for
the great multitudes and theoretically, you can boost the ambient human
intelligence and happiness thorough this system.
- What level of education is required to grasp this study?
- People with a high school diploma and higher education will understand
the concept readily. This study is largely based on keenly observing human
conduct and exploring what mental forces drive the different brands of
behavior which we all encounter through life experience. Then, the theories
formulated are validated because these forces are deeply rooted in the mind
of every human, when shown, everyone readily relates to them and some react
by saying, “why didn’t I think of that?”.
- Do instincts and intellect cooperate, or
contradict one another?
- Instinctive pursuits being selfish often are illegitimate, illegal,
immoral and even unwise. The moral intellect, however, stands not for
pleasure, but for what is just, fair, ethical and decent and by default falls
into conflict with blindly selfish instincts. The Utilitarian Intellect
stands ready to serve the victor in all such conflicts. So long as the
conflict persists no action takes place, but as soon as the instinct wins the
battle, a swift mental transformation occurs. In that, the utilitarian
intellect unconditionally and indiscriminately supports the cause of the
instinct at work and acts as if this conflict never existed. However, if
moral intellect silences the instinct, inaction results. Thus, the
nature of this association fluctuates. If instincts win more frequently
in such conflicts than intellect, the chances are that the person is more
instinctive than he or she is less moral, and vice a versa and determines the
character of the person.
- What are the practical benefits of taking
this test and learning this study?
- Depending on how involved you want to get with this
study, it provides multiple benefits. To start with, your strongest
instincts produce your most intense pleasures, but they are also often the
cause of your most significant problems. This study enables people to
maximize their joy and minimize their potential harm. Also, through learning
about the mechanism of the mind, so to speak, one gets an accurate inventory
of the mental components and learns what in the mind longs for what, and why
people do what they do. This is how you learn to manage these mental forces
to boost your intelligence and enhance your happiness. Understanding this
also reveals how the mind molds all the major human affairs into shape.
Thus, you more accurately understand the psychology of religion, the reason
for humans’ love of arts, sports, what renders humans inescapably political
and why of all beings, humans alone, are simultaneously polygamous and
monogamous that in our species alone causes sexual confusion and much more.
You also learn how to manage your mind instead of being managed by it and
transform your life.
- Can this study make
humans’ intimate relationships more joyous or their professional
relationships more productive?
learning what every human mind consists of, you understand yourself and the
people around you better, which enables you to initiate a more constructive
relationship with them. In your professional life, if you are in sales, a
manager at any capacity or a teacher, you will relate to the people you deal
with in a more effective way. As a more refined person you will also relate
to your superiors better. You will sound a great deal more mature and
intelligent, regardless of who or what you are, that will command more
respect for you. It will also help you to become a better spouse, a better
parent, a better friend and so on, on both personal and professional levels.
- Why wasn't such a study conducted earlier
and by others?
- The best answer probably one can
give to this question is that the thinkers, going back to Aristotle being
fascinated by human intelligence, traditionally have been studying humans
and humanity from the standpoint of intellect and reasoning ability. Thus,
they have totally disregarded instincts, and those who have paid any
attention to it at all, have done it superficially at best. Thus, the human
mind has been perceived as a single polar entity consisting of intelligence
alone, whereas demonstrably, it is bipolar and consists of intellect plus 17
different instincts. Dismissing instincts as dominant mental forces has
created a missing link that is responsible for this persisting confusion on
the major aspects of human affairs. Integrating instincts into the equation
of human studies reveals the psychology of religion, politicking, art,
sports, human sexuality and how the body and mind interface which is vastly
different from what the conventional study of humans has provided so far.
- How does this knowledge unveil the mystery of
- Odd though as it might sound, seeing the mind as a bipolar entity reveals
the hidden science in religion. Of course, one cannot prove or disprove God’s
existence through this, but the inherent contradictions between instincts and
intellect reveal the universal problems it generates for humans that render
societies unsuitable for human survival. In that, the 17 utterly selfish
instincts urge people to abuse one another to advance their own causes that
would turn every society into a constant battleground and unsuitable for
humans’ social coexistence. According to Darwin’s theory of evolution
when this happens either species evolve, adopt and survive, or they
perish. Our survival manifests to the fact that besides the general
evolution to which all species are subjected; humans have undergone through
another evolution as a result of which a region in the brain has evolved to
create a strong sense of fairness, justice and ethics that are so unique to
humans. These become the building blocks of human spirituality that
finds reflection in all faiths as they all condemn lying, stealing, cheating
and killing, and all of them also urge kindness, compassion, humility and
taking care of the needy. Hence, when one looks at faiths from the
inside all we see is striking similarities, and when we look at them from the
outside, we only see irreconcilable differences. In identifying what
sort of problems this contradiction engenders that demanded the creation of
religions to deal with it reveals the hidden science in religion.
- How do you get to understand the anatomy of
politics through this study?
- This study shows that politics is
not just a profession for the few in each society, but it is a brand of
behavior unique to humans that starts in early childhood. Hence, “to be
instinctive is to be selfish, to be selfish and intelligent, is to be
political.” Because both instincts and intellect are permanent human
fixtures, politicking that stems from their cofunction also becomes a
permanent human trait. Probably this is why Aristotle claimed that man was a
“political animal”. This human trait is the bridge between instincts and
intellect. In that, the selfishness of all instincts urge people to trick
each other into doing things that would benefit them that we commonly call
politicking. Through this, each tries to impose his or her will and interest
on others against their will and interest. Thus, politicking erodes
innocence, which is why people worldwide do not like politics.
- How does this study help us overcome the
confusion that surrounds art?
- Humans have relished arts for over 30,000 years
without being able to know what in art so pleases them. The world of
philosophy admits that we still lack a definition for art that would be
acceptable to all. So, we have been enjoying that, which we never
understood. Here are the causes of this persisting confusion:
First, when we realize that the mind consists of instincts and intellect, we
see that two different instincts long for two different categories of art, and
a certain attribute of intellect strives for another category of art.
Thus, art divides into three distinct categories of Rhythmic Arts, Imitative
Arts and Abstract Arts. Rhythmic art consists of vocal and nonvocal
music, dancing, poetry, certain architecture and Persian rugs. The
attractive part of these arts is in the rhythm they contain that satisfies the
instinct of rhythm and that pleases us. Imitative arts consist of
painting, sculpture, writing, acting and films. Here, artists use their
skills and talent to imitate that, which already exists. This pleases a
certain attribute of human intellect that strives for excellence in
imitation. Abstract Arts appeals to the instinct through which human
relish color. Thus the structure of the arts within each category and the
mental faculty each category of arts relates to become the common denominator
for each group of arts. Only then, do people understand why they cherish
art. However, because due to improperly understanding art we have been
mixing all arts together that have nothing in common such as architecture and
novel, poetry and acting, singing and painting and so on that can never be
defined by a single definition.
Instincts are more readily excitable than intellect. Thus, concerts
performed by average artists evoke such emotions in people that they scream,
cry and some even faint that the works of true masters of art such as
Michelangelo, De Vince and Monet in museums do not, because these are
imitative arts and relate to human intellect that is less excitable.
Knowing why we enjoy different brands of art will enable artists to refine
their creations and art lovers to deepen their appreciation of art. Most
importantly, this will save huge sums of money in the film industry. In that,
a portion of this theory not presented here, has been tested on Shakespeare’s
stories for validation. Either consciously or subconsciously he has
brilliantly applied this in all of his stories to captivate people the world
over that can readily be applied by all writers. To be sure, this will
not make another Shakespeare, but will make their works much more
appealing. Using this theory the writers will know how to provoke
different instincts in their audiences to capture them and film producers will
be equipped to formulas for the first time to weed out bad stories and to
- How does this study relate to
- There have never been any written rules to be
observed in designing sports. As we know humans have been involved with
sports for millennia and each of the sports have been invented in the course
of this long history in different times by different people and
cultures. Yet three rules are at the core of all sports, aiming, speed,
power and, or endurance. The mystery of how this has happened cannot be
solved unless if we observe it through the function of instincts. In
that, these three skills are required for hunting. From the start,
driven by this hunting and warring instinct, the major function of male humans
have been hunting and fighting wars. Because instincts do not
change or vanish through time, they have survived the test of time and the
hunting instinct finds reflection in all sports and brings its required skills
into all of them and endows them their common denominator of aiming, speed and
power. Thus, these instinctive drives are at the root of all sports and
become their common denominator. The existence of this instinct in males
that rendered them hunters and warriors make them prone to become sport
fanatics at the dismay of the females in their lives. Understanding this
will help the sports industry to train athletes better in all brands of
- How does this study help people to understand
human sexuality and that of their own and their partners?
- Unlike animals, humans are also equipped to
intellect. Man’s instinct of sexuality commands polygamy, but for
practical reason humans have established hard rules to regulate humans’ sexual
activities through marriage. Thus, the polygamous instinct of sexuality
urge people to desire more than one sexual partner, while the rules crafted
through intellect mandate the opposite, monogamy. Hence, to satisfy this
instinctive urge, a large number of the people who willingly have committed to
pair bonding enter into extra marital relationships. Those who do not
behave this way resist the temptations and stay faithful to their
spouses. The painful implication of this conduct on the spouses has to
be profound as it tears many families apart. Our species being pulled in
between the two opposite mental forces of polygamy and monogamy alone becomes
sexually confused. The suppression of this instinctive human polygamy
has resulted in carving a universal psychology of its own. In that,
people in the privacy of their mind and in their imagination practice polygamy
with the people they sexually fancy without physically committing extra
marital sex that partially satisfies this instinctive urge. This is
commonly known as sexual fantasy and bridges the gap between the instinctual
drive and what human intellect requires of them. Outside the realm of
how instincts and intellect jointly govern human sexuality and drive their
behavior it would be utter difficult, if not totally impossible to explain
this human phenomenon.