Courage vs Humanness Scale
The courage vs humanness scale is a way to conceptualize the balance between courage and vulnerability or humanness in individuals or groups. It can be very useful to identify where you sit on this spectrum and where your team, your superiors, or stakeholders sit on this spectrum.
At one end of the scale is courage, which is characterized by traits such as bravery, determination, and resilience. At the other end of the scale is humanness, which is characterized by traits such as vulnerability, empathy, and compassion.
Individuals or groups that are primarily on the courage end of the scale may prioritize toughness, self-reliance, and achievement. They may be less likely to express emotions, ask for help, or admit to weaknesses or mistakes. On the other hand, individuals or groups that are primarily on the humanness end of the scale may prioritize relationships, emotional expression, and empathy. They may be more open to vulnerability, compassion, and collaboration.
The balance between courage and humanness can vary depending on the situation and the individual or group involved. In some situations, courage may be more important, such as in times of crisis or when making difficult decisions. In other situations, humanness may be more important, such as in building relationships or fostering creativity and innovation.