Tone Scale

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Tone Scale

1. A scale of human emotion. In our lives, we experience different kinds of emotions every day. Each emotion on the scale is referred to as a Tone, or Tone Level.

Anyone can benefit from learning about the tone scale. Doing so helps one understand and predict the behavior of the people around them better. The most practical part of the tone scale for use in daily life is the 0-4 range. (Ability Magazine 114A)

A preclear can experience many emotions during a session. And with a good auditor and program, a preclear’s overall position on the tone scale will improve. By understanding the tone scale, an auditor can do a better job helping the person in front of them. When training to become an auditor, one learns to understand and use The Tone Scale in Full.

You can view an abridged Tone Scale below, and in The Chart of Human Evaluation. Column A gives you the numbers associated with emotions. Columns F and G are good for initial study. For in-depth information on the 0-4 range of this scale and all the columns of The Chart of Human Eval, read Science of Survival (SOS). The Chart of Human Eval was originally published in the back of SOS in 1951.


Here’s an abridged Tone Scale to get you started:

4.0    Enthusiasm

3.3    Strong Interest

3.0    Conservatism

2.5    Boredom

2.0    Antagonism

1.8    Pain

1.5    Anger

1.4    Hate

1.1    Covert Hostility

1.0    Fear

0.5    Grief

.05    Apathy

0.0    Death

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