ASSIGNMENT >> 9. Read “The Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation.”


The whole subject of how to accurately judge our fellows is something that man has wanted to be able to do for a long time. In Scientology we have a chart which shows a way one can precisely evaluate human behavior and predict what a person will do.

This is the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation. (Download as one large page or multiple pages for printing.)

The chart displays the degree of ethics, responsibility, persistence on a given course, handling of truth and other identifying aspects of a person along the various levels of the Tone Scale.

You can examine the chart and you will find in the boxes, as you go across it, the various characteristics of people at these levels. Horribly enough, these characteristics have been found to be constant. If you have a 3.0 as your rating, then you will carry across the whole chart at 3.0.

If you can locate two or three characteristics along a certain level of this scale, you can look in the number column opposite those characteristics and find the level. It may be 2.5, it may be 1.5. Wherever it is, simply look at all the columns opposite the number you found and you will see the remaining characteristics.

The only mistake you can make in evaluating somebody else on this Tone Scale is to assume that he departs from it somewhere and is higher in one department than he is in another. The characteristic to which you object may be masked—but it is there.

Look at the top of the first column and you get a general picture of the behavior and physiology of the person. Look at the second column for the physical condition. Look at the third column for the most generally expressed emotion of the person. Continue on across the various columns. Somewhere you will find data about somebody or yourself of which you can be sure. Then simply examine all the other boxes at the level of the data you were certain about. That band, be it 1.5 or 3.0, will tell you the story of a human being.

Of course, as good news and bad, happy days and sad ones strike a person, there are momentary rises and lowerings on this Tone Scale. But there is a chronic level, an average behavior for each individual.

As an individual is found lower and lower on this chart, so is his alertness, his consciousness lower and lower.

The individual’s chronic mood or attitude toward existence declines in direct ratio to the way he regards the physical universe and organisms about him.

It is not a complete statement to say, merely, that one becomes fixed in his regard for the physical universe and organisms about him. For there are definite ways, beyond consciousness, which permit this to take place. Manifestation, however, is a decline of consciousness with regard to the physical environment of an individual. That decline of consciousness is a partial cause of a gradual sag down this chart, but it is illustrative enough for our purposes here.

The position of an individual on this Tone Scale varies through the day and throughout the years, but is fairly stable for given periods. One’s position on the chart will rise on receipt of good news, sink with bad news. This is the usual give-and-take with life. Everyone, however, has a chronic position on the chart which is unalterable, save for Scientology processing.

Scientology processing is a very unique form of personal counseling which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. Processing thus raises the chronic tone of that individual.

On the other hand, on an acute basis, necessity level (lifting oneself by one’s bootstraps, as in emergencies) can raise an individual well up this chart for brief periods.

One’s environment greatly influences one’s position on the chart. Every environment has its own tone level. A man who is really a 3.0 can begin to act like a 1.1 in a 1.1 environment. However, a 1.1 usually acts no better than about 1.5 in an environment with a high tone. If one lives in a low-toned environment, he can expect eventually to be low toned. This is also true of marriage—one tends to match the tone level of one’s marital partner.

This Tone Scale is also valid for groups. A business or a nation can be examined as to its various standard reactions and these can be plotted. This will give the survival potential of a business or a nation.

This chart can also be used in employing people or in choosing partners. It is an accurate index of what to expect and gives you a chance to predict what people will do before you have any great experience with them. Also, it gives you some clue as to what can happen to you in certain environments or around certain people, for they can drag you down or boost you high.

But don’t use this chart as an effort to make somebody knuckle under. Don’t tell people where they are on it. It may ruin them. Let them take their own examinations.

Scientology is a practical religion dealing with the study of knowledge, which through application of its technology can bring about desirable changes in the conditions of life. It was developed over a third of a century by L. Ron Hubbard. The term Scientology is taken from the Latin word scio (knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word) and the Greek word logos (study of). Scientology is further defined as the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.

the actions an individual takes on himself to correct some conduct or situation in which he is involved which is contrary to the ideals and best interests of his group. It is a personal thing. When one is ethical or “has his ethics in,” it is by his own determinism and is done by himself.

the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes.

serving to illustrate; explanatory.

a special form of personal counseling, unique in Scientology, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. Processing is a precise, thoroughly codified activity with exact procedures.

1. to be in one’s way, as in “a real emergency confronts him.” 2. to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.

brief or having a short course as opposed to chronic (long-lasting, said of a condition that lasts over a long period).

raising or bettering oneself by one’s own unaided efforts. It alludes to the considerable effort required in pulling on long boots by the means of straps or loops attached to the top of them.

submit to; yield.