Team

You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one. - Thoreau

Bryce Pfanenstiel
Bryce Pfanenstiel
Co-Founding Dude
bryce@forgejax.com
Goal for FORGE

Inspiration Through Creation

Lead consumer aided manufacturing sector through a retail environment.



Personality Test Results

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MOTIV Personality System is based around the idea of 5 central reward drives that are evolutionary hard wired and/or environmental adaption styles to life.

Materialistic vs Subjectivistic

Materlistic - 63%

The Materialistic mindset is one of external narcissism. The identity is fixated on resembling a mirrored reflection of what is considered most ideal by society (or to a lesser extent one's preferred subculture) so as to maximize the ability to get attention (narcissistic supply). The extreme Materialist male/female wants to be the ideal male/female, an Adonis/Aphrodite of their world if not the entire world.

Offbeat vs Conventional

Offbeat - 81%

The Offbeat mindset seeks to live on the vanguard of existence, to step into the unknown. There are dangers to this approach, astronauts die, inventors explode themselves in their labs, revolutionaries are killed, athletes die from over-training, but there are clearly also rewards. What is the point of living a life that has already been lived before is the ethos of the Offbeat individual.

Thinking vs Emotional

45% Thinking / 51% Emotional

Clearly, this personality spectrum is about decision making. The ideal is to be balanced on this spectrum. One is at an advantage if they are fully connected to their emotional intelligence (gut/instincts/feelings) and also capable of analyzing things logically. It is unwise to be overly reliant on logic or feelings, either of which could be faulty. What is the point of a concept that seems to make logical sense but doesn't result in you feeling good/happy or an instinct that makes you feel good but doesn't make sense when you logically consider the suffering it causes those close to you or even strangers.

Intimate vs Withholding

Intimate - 65%

A lot of good can come out of that approach to life. It is the basis for a lot of the charitable and humanitarian causes which make the world a more hospitable place. However, there is also a negative to that approach to life. A society of selfless people is prime fuel for selfish people to take advantage of. Furthermore, you can unwisely avoid developing your own life by being overly devoted to the lives of others. If other people's lives are so worthy of attention, why isn't yours as well?

Vital vs. Depressed

Vital - 65%

Vital types self report as liking who they are, enjoying life, being optimistic, having a strong will to live, and being self motivated. It makes sense that people would prefer optimistic, high energy, self motivated people to vain, competitive, attention hounds (Materialists).

More information on The MOTIV Personality System.


Astrological Sign

Taurus - May 11

Not suited to the ordinary rules and regulations of the workplace, they simply don't fit in and feel odd in such surroundings. They are not so much odd, as extremely creative with unusual thoughts which are often worth preserving for posterity. This is the day which brings forth some great and original artists. If they had fitted in, the creativity might have been lost and then the rest of the world would have been the poorer. Left to their own devices, these people will flourish if they can earn a living by themselves and create their own community and their own way of life. Few other dates are gifted with such imaginative perception of the world, but they need calm surroundings.Taurus


Guilty Youtube Pleasure

Imdabes

Adam Dukes
Adam Dukes
Co-Founding Dude
adam@forgejax.com
Goal for FORGE

Something from Nothing

Make the joy of creating new and unique things possible and locally accessible.

Personality Test Results

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MOTIV Personality System is based around the idea of 5 central reward drives that are evolutionary hard wired and/or environmental adaption styles to life.

Materialistic vs Subjectivistic

Materlistic - 53% / Subjectivistic - 45%

The whole purpose of this orientation spectrum is one of valuation, determining the value of things, determining what is attractive. The Materialistic mindset is one of external narcissism. The counter persona to the Materialist is the Subjectivist, the internal narcissist. The Subjectivist is attached to their version of truth. Thus, I think the ideal is to be balanced on this spectrum entertaining both internal and external influences / resources in determining the most accurate value of things.

Offbeat vs Conventional

Offbeat - 65%

This spectrum is about knowledge selection and discovery, experimental vs. conventional living. The Offbeat mindset seeks to live on the vanguard of existence, to step into the unknown. The ideal on this spectrum is to be as unconventional as you can be without risking your physical existence. There is so much that hasn't been figured out, perfected, etc. that to be conventional is to be against improvement, progress, a better life and a better world.

Thinking vs Emotional

75% Thinking

The Thinker's prime motivation is to make sense of things in a logical fashion. It is not enough to understand that something feels good or that something works, the Thinker needs to know why. This mentality is a foundation of science and has resulted in a much greater understanding of the world, and a vast number of improvements to the world. The problem with this orientation is that there is so much yet that we do not know. Consequently, a Thinker can be hindered by their need to understand things when it comes to things that remain indecipherable. A big problem with thinkers is analysis paralysis or simply over-analysis delays where the Thinker spends more time on a decision than the import of the decision merits or the information available on that decision justifies.

Intimate vs Withholding

Intimate - 65%

The substance of this personality spectrum is interpersonal orientation. The wise approach is to look out for your interests and the interests of the others who demonstrate reciprocity, to cooperate with people who cooperate with you, and to defect from people who are uncooperative. It is the basis for a lot of the charitable and humanitarian causes which make the world a more hospitable place. This also emphasizes the fact that the Intimate trait is more about inter-relational accommodation and not necessarily about a more humanitarian mindset

Vital vs. Depressed

Vital - 50% / Depressed - 45%

This is the most important drive of the MOTIV system, the most essential to individual happiness- the desire to be alive. None of us chose to be born so it understandably makes sense that not everyone is fully on board with being alive. If you have ever been happy, grateful to be alive, even for a moment, then you know what it feels like for people that have a high Vital orientation, except for them, they are like that most of the time. It makes sense that one's parents appear to have a profound effect on a person's outlook on life- their will to live. Unhealthy attachment issues appear to be the preeminent determinant in whether a person has a Vital or Depressive orientation (certainly generic inheritance plays a role here to, i.e. inheriting a negative/depressive disposition).

More information on The MOTIV Personality System.

Astrological Sign

Capricorn - January 11

Such a worryboots this person. And sometimes it gets right out of hand. Others believe in his talent and a capacity to pull things off most people can only dream of. Others will follow his moral lead and even be inspired by this straightforward and honest creature. But then anxiety sets in like a nasty dose of acne. It won't go away and if January 11 lets it get out of hand, they can devote more energy to anxiety and futile worrying than they do to having a good time, working properly and falling in love.

Guilty Youtube Pleasure

Interior Crocodile Alligator



Josh Weinberger
Josh Weinberger
Josh is a law student creating 3D printed models to be used as courtroom evidence.
Dan Doherty
Dan Doherty
Dan loves ZBrush so we love him - even when he's designing at a higher resolution than we can print.
George Cook
George Cook
George designs for snap fit production and provides injection molding consulting.

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