Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Characteristics of Lohasian/ Cultural Creatives

Reference from Wikipedia

Ray and Anderson created a questionnaire to identify Cultural Creatives in Western society. The below characteristics were identified as qualities of a Cultural Creative. Agreement with 10 or more indicates status as a Cultural Creative.

  • love of nature and deep caring about its preservation, and its natural balance.
  • strong awareness of the planet-wide issues (i.e. global warming, poverty, overpopulation, etc.) and a desire to see more action on them
  • being active themselves as well (e.g. cradle2cradle principle)
  • willingness to pay higher taxes or spend more money for goods if that money went to improving the environment
  • heavy emphasis on the importance of developing and maintaining relationships
  • heavy emphasis on the importance of helping others and developing their unique gifts
  • volunteer with one or more good causes
  • intense interest in spiritual and psychological development
  • see spirituality as an important aspect of life, but worry about religious fundamentalism
  • desire equity for women/men in business, life and politics
  • concern and support of the wellbeing (oa. freedom) of all women and children
  • want politics and government to spend more money on education, community programs and the support of a more ecologically sustainable future
  • are unhappy with the left and right in politics
  • optimism towards the future
  • want to be involved in creating a new and better way of life
  • are concerned with big business and the means they use to generate profits, including destroying the environment and exploiting poorer countries
  • unlikely to overspend or be in heavy debt
  • dislike the emphasis of modern cultures on "making it" and "success", on consuming and making money
  • like people, places and things that are different or exotic