Construction of Personality Measurement Scale based on the 'Guna- Traya' concepts of the Bhagavad-Gita

  • Manish Das Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Tripura University
  • Monalisa Chanda Guest Faculty, Department of Business Management, Tripura University
Keywords: Bhagavad-Gita, Personality


Human behavior is the outcome of his/her associated Personality. Behavior plays an important role in success be it individual or organizational. Organization strives for individual with right kind of personality for success and sustainability. Researchers tried to define personality from various perspectives with hardly
any consensus. They also attempted to construct suitable mechanism/instruments to measure it. Though there are wide disagreements among researchers regarding the success/ applicability of these instruments, it is without any doubt that there are requirements for such attempts. This research in an attempt in this regard to construct an instrument to measure personality based on the most respected religious epic of the Hindus': The Bhagavad-Gita. The idea of personality modes (Guna): Swattva, Rajas and Tamas, their presence and dominance in a human being as described in the Bhagavad-Gita are converted into
personality measuring statements and a scale is finalized by applying appropriate research methodology. The instrument for measuring personality emerged as a 9 dimensional instrument with 56 statements.