Choice Theory Quality World

An important part of our Perceived World is the Quality World. Dr. Glasser describes the Quality World as a "personal picture album" of all the people, things, ideas, and ideals that we have discovered increase the quality of our lives.

While the Basic Human Needs are the general motivation for all human behavior, the Quality World is the specific motivation. The Basic Human Needs describe what we need, the Quality World pictures detail how we meet those needs. The Basic Human Needs are universal; our Quality Worlds are unique.

The pictures in our Quality World:

  1. Meet one or more of our Basic Human Needs
  2. Are changing and changeable
  3. Are unique
  4. Often conflict with each other
  5. Vary in levels of intensity
  6. Vary in levels of attainability

To gain a clearer understanding of your personal Quality World, discuss with a partner or small group a few of the following:

  1. Who are the most important people in your life?
  2. What are your most deeply held values?
  3. If you become the person you would ideally like to be, what traits or characteristics would you have?
  4. What is an accomplishment that you are really proud of?
  5. If you could have the perfect job, what would that be?
    If you were independently wealthy, what would you do with your time?
  6. Describe a time in your life you would call a peak experience.
  7. What does it mean to be a friend?
  8. What is brings a significant amount of meaning to your life?
  9. What, for you, makes a house a home?

What have you learned about your Quality World? About Quality World pictures in general?



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