The HPSS is a very sensitive measurement instrument. Physical and emotional wellbeing have a strong influence on the results. Tensions in muscles and fascia stemming from physical injuries, as well as emotional tensions from emotional injuries are related to mental tensions of thinking structures.
To minimize the effect of negative physical factors on the result, you should eat healthy, get enough sleep and exercise regularly. If you don’t, or are currently in an emotional crisis, your results can be negatively affected by 10-20%.
This is not a deficiency of the instrument itself, but underscores our holistic view of humans in creative problem solving processes.
The Score “Happiness Total” describes your inner level of integration between “what we know” (Long-term Happiness) and “what we do” (Short Term Happiness).
The smaller the difference between both values, the more we are authentic and transparent. Authenticity and Transparency are the most important attributes to create trust and credibility. These attributes protect us in turn from perception problems like misunderstandings (too much information, emotion or action) and false assumptions (too little information, emotion or action).
Description of the Values:
30 – 59% go see a doctor
You need frequent support to correct the mistakes of your bad decisions. If your network can’t help you, you should look for professional advice or a more developed network.
60 – 64% Unhappy
You utilize (hopefully) external support for problem solving. You should not trust your own judgement fully yet.
65 – 74% Satisfied
Congratulations, you are normal. If you are happy, it also shows that your fantasy is not more developed to imagine bigger dreams than your current life.
75 – 85% Happy
You are happy, professionally and privately successful. However, you regularly hit your 80% boundary. Highly talented and creative people with perfectionistic tendencies often get stuck here, and are held back by their own fears, pride and prejudice. You need to learn a few new tricks to move further.
86 – 94% Ecstatic happiness
You’ve made it to Rock star level. Congratulations. With success comes hubris. Watch out that your own pride does not trick you into bad decisions.
You are great in solving problems, however, it is also possible, that you are functioning far below your potential, and you have said goodbye too early to some of your dreams and goals.
Look for bigger problems to solve, or help your network to become more effective, too.
95 – 100% Transcending happiness
You have reached the highest level “saint” and are among such people as Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King or Gandhi, to name just a few of humanities hero’s.
Enjoy your life as long as it lasts, it is not getting any better.