Dr. Keith and I marvel at an exciting new (to us) typology system developed by Kibeom Lee and Michael Ashton: the HEXACO system. Lee and Ashton researched the popular 5-factor system and identified a new human trait, honesty/humility, which determines the adaptiveness and social worth of the other five. Briefly, the HEXACO factors are:

  • H—honesty/humility.
  • E—emotional resonance/empathy.
  • X—extraversion.
  • A—agreeableness.
  • C—conscientiousness.
  • O—openness to new experiences.

This system raises important questions about human development, and what influences success/failure, intimacy/alienation, and happiness/misery.