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Fromm's Tables
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Fromm also used tables to describe his personality orientations, and described 92 traits of the different personality types. Each negative trait has a positive manifestation, so there are 46 sets of traits. The tables that follow show these, but only for the four (biophilous) which he viewed as failed attempts at life. Omitted is the necrophilous orientation, which he descrbed as a response to life with generally destructive interests.

Receptive Orientation (Accepting)
Exploitative Orientation (Taking)
Positive Aspect
Accepting
Responsive
Devoted
Modest
Charming
Adaptable
Socially adjusted
Idealistic
Sensitive
Polite
Optimistic
Trusting
Tender
Negative Aspect
Passive, without initiative
Opinionless, characterless
submissive
Without pride
Parasitical
Unprincipled
Servile, Without self - confidence
Unrealistic
Cowardly
Spineless
Wishful thinking
Gullible
Sentimental
Positive Aspect
Active
Able to take initiative
Able to make claims
Proud
Impulsive
Self - confidant
Captivating
Negative Aspect
Exploitative
Aggressive
Egocentric
Conceited
Rash
Arrogant
Seducing

Hoarding Orientation (Preserving)
Marketing Orientation (Exchanging)
Positive Aspect
Practical
Economical
Careful
Reserved
Patient
Cautious
Steadfast, tenacious
Imperturbable
Composed under stress
Orderly
Methodical
Loyal
Negative Aspect
Unimaginative
Stingy
Suspicious
Cold
Lethargic
Anxious
Stubborn
Indolent
Inert
Pedantic
Obsessional
Possessive
Positive Aspect
Purposeful
Able to change
Youthful
Forward - looking
Open - minded
Social
Experimenting
Undogmatic
Efficient
Curious
Intelligent
Adaptable
Tolerant
Witty
Generous
Negative Aspect
Oppurtunistic
Inconsistant
Childish
Without a future or past
Without principle and values
Unable to be alone
Aimless
Relativistic
Overactive
Tactless
Intellectualistic
Undiscriminating
Indifferent
Silly
Wasteful

Fromm also describes the orientations by showing the essential positive and negative natures of their character, as shown in the following table:
Sybiosis
Assimilation
Socialization
Receptive Orientation (Accepting)
Receiving (Accepting)
Masochistic (Loyalty)
Exploitative Orientation (Taking)
Exploiting (Taking)
Sadistic (Authority)
Withdrawal
Hoarding Orientation (Preserving)
Hoarding (Preserving)
Destructive (Assertiveness)
Marketing Orientation (Exchanging)
Marketing (Exchanging)
Indifferent (Fairness)
Productive Orientation
Working
Loving, Reasoning

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