GUIDE TO USING THE LOVE FACTOR INVENTORY (LFI)
By Ronald L. Mann, Ph.D.
© 2020-2021 Copyright Ronald L. Mann, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved
This material is presented as an overview and it is recommended that each individual read this information upon completion of the test and before reviewing the computer generated scores and interpretations. The material presented in this report is not designed to diagnose anyone. It is to be used for educational and self-development purposes.
The Love Factor Inventory (LFI) is designed to help you learn about yourself by identifying psychological and spiritual strengths and weakness. It is an ideal process to share with a loved one. Taking the Love Factor Inventory together and discussing your responses can be a very enriching experience.
The best use of these results would be to consider how valid they are for you and then reflect on how you might improve yourself. Take some time to think about your results. LFI is about one’s capacity for love. Webster defines capacity as “the ability to hold receive, store…” Thus, LFI is not ad dressing an ability for doing. It is speaking to a state of mind about opening which is available to access and contain love.
Be open and non-judgmental in reviewing your results. If you are sincere and highly motivated, you can improve in the areas where you scored differently than you wished. You can develop a larger capacity to open to life, to receive its fullness, and to share in its joy and beauty. Equally important, recognizing and understanding your strengths can also help to enhance your self-esteem and your trust in the deeper aspects of your Self. The Love Factor Inventory is based upon the belief that life is a process to learn more about love, and that love honors the dignity of each individual. Life is a shared journey that provides us with the opportunity to open to this deeper truth and learn more about our life’s purpose.
The following information will help you interpret your scores and explain the concepts used in the LFI scales. Your scale score shows how you responded on each measure. Most scales have a minimum score of 10 and a maximum score of 50. You can see where you fall within that range. The scale scores are converted into percentile scores which tell you how you compare to others who have taken LFI across the United States. A percentile score of 50 is where most in the normative sample responded. Therefore, if your percentile score is above 50 then you scored above most of the people who took LFI. A percentile score below 50, on the other hand, suggests that you scored below most of those who have taken LFI.
You may find that some of the information presented here seems a little complex. Perhaps some of the ideas or concepts may be unfamiliar. There is a glossary of terms at the end of this manual that explain words that you might not understand. Please refer to the glossary as it will help you work with the material presented. You may need to read all of the material concerning the Love Factor Inventory and your personal interpretation more than once. This discussion is designed to help you think about your life and the ways you respond in your personal relationships. You may find it useful to study this information and reflect over it. It is best not to rush and quickly skim through the information presented.
You have taken a meaningful step in your personal development by participating in LFI. Many changes in your consciousness can occur simply from increased awareness. More will be said later in this section about ways you can improve yourself if you feel motivated to do so. For now, however, let’s take a look at each scale and see what it addresses.