Tone Scale in Full

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Tone Scale in Full

If you are new to the Tone Scale, it’s better to start with the abridged version.

Understanding the tones and how they can apply to people or situations takes a lot of practice and knowledge. This scale will raise more questions than it answers at first glance.

Each level of this scale is referred to as an Emotional Tone or Tone Level or Affinity Level. Why the word ‘tone’? In physics, tone refers to the vibrations of things. Each tone level has its own vibration that corresponds to the physical universe. (Tape Lecture Number 5904C08)

The Tone Scale is meant to be used. Not just by auditors, but also by people in their daily lives. A tone level signifies the emotional state or condition of a person, a group, an incident, or set of circumstances.

Tone Levels can apply to short term or long term scenarios:

Social Tone Level refers to the more pleasant tone people present to the world.

Chronic Tone Level refers to a person’s habitual tone level in most areas of life.

Band or Range on the Tone Scale—a lot of times a person will move on the tone scale within a narrow band or range. In that case, you could refer to their tone level by saying something like, “James is in the anger band,” or “Julia’s tone hovers in the conservative range.”

Examples of Tone Levels in life:

1. Linda likes to play it safe in the workplace. She doesn’t want to rock the boat, but she wants to do a good job. She’s not brave or confident enough to innovate or make suggestions to improve things, but she can learn what her boss wants and provide that. At work, Linda is at a tone level of Conservatism.

When Linda goes home, she takes care of her mother who has Alzheimer’s. Understandably, this is a tough situation for Linda to deal with. She may rotate through emotions like Resentment, Despair, and Grief over her mom’s situation and feeling trapped caring for her mom. The longer the situation with Linda’s mom goes on, the more likely it will start to effect Linda in other areas of life. Her overall tone level will start to drop, so she may get bored or even angry with customers.

2. Jacques, like so many of us, acts a little higher-toned when he goes to social events. He comes across as Cheerful and Enthusiastic. But after the evening comes to a close and Jacques goes home, a more realistic tone level reveals itself. Jacques harbors some unhappiness from his childhood and takes it out on his family at home. In his home environment he often snaps at his kids impatiently and treats his wife with disdain. Sometimes, he even screams at them until they cower away. Jacques’ tone level toward his family is Hostility and occasionally drops to Anger.

If an auditor started working with Jacques, they might uncover some causes of his unhappiness. Because Jacques’ own father used to verbally and physically abuse him and his mother and siblings, Jacques has an underlying tone level of Fear that affects everything he does in life. After some auditing that addresses these childhood incidents of abuse, Jacques begins let go of the underlying Fear and no longer feels compelled to treat his own family so poorly.

In order to best understand a person or situation, you want to determine their Chronic Tone Level.

40.0 ….. Serenity of Beingness
30.0 ….. Postulates
22.0 ….. Games
20.0 ….. Action
8.0   ….. Exhilaration
6.0   ….. Aesthetic
4.0   ….. Enthusiasm
3.5   ….. Cheerfulness
3.3   ….. Strong Interest
3.0   ….. Conservatism
2.9   ….. Mild Interest
2.8   ….. Contented
2.6   ….. Disinterested
2.5   ….. Boredom
2.4   ….. Monotony
2.0   ….. Antagonism
1.9   ….. Hostility
1.8   ….. Pain
1.5   ….. Anger
1.4   ….. Hate
1.3   ….. Resentment
1.2   ….. No Sympathy
1.15 ….. Unexpressed Resentment
1.1   ….. Covert Hostility
1.02 ….. Anxiety
1.0   ….. Fear
.98   ….. Despair
.96   ….. Terror
.94   ….. Numb
.9     ….. Sympathy
.8     ….. Propitiation
.5     ….. Grief
.375 ….. Making Amends
.3     ….. Undeserving
.2     ….. Self-Abasement
.1     ….. Victim
.07   ….. Hopeless
.05   ….. Apathy
.03   ….. Useless
.01   ….. Dying

0.0   ….. Body Death

-0.01  … Failure
-0.1    … Pity
-0.2    … Shame
-0.7    … Accountable
-1.0    … Blame
-1.3    … Regret
-1.5    … Controlling Bodies
-2.2    … Protecting Bodies
-3.0    … Owning Bodies
-3.5    … Approval from Bodies
-4.0    … Needing Bodies
-5.0    … Worshiping Bodies
-6.0    … Sacrifice
-8.0    … Hiding
-10.0  … Being Objects
-20.0  … Being Nothing
-30.0  … Can’t Hide
-40.0  … Total Failure

(HCOB Tone Scale in Full,  25 SEPT 1971RB)

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