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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


Jon Michael Fox

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Jon Michael Fox


This project is about transforming the individual into the best possible version of themselves that they can be. This is not done by telling them who to become, but instead through means of self-validating their existence. Self-validation comes from sensing your gaps and understand why you are extrinsically motivated in a given scenario and not intrinsically motivated. This can be done by following this new model NADPICC. NADPICC is an acronym, and the seven attributes of NADPICC are Natural, Altruism, Desire, Passion, Identity, Curiosity, and Confidence. These attributes can be applied to sense those gaps between ones extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. When a workable balance is achieved, an individual can transcend over the threshold from extrinsically motivated to a domain of pure, true to self-intrinsic motivation. Motivation that is empirically observable by researchers provides deeper, richer, and more genuine outcomes.