The Ikigai Podcast
The Ikigai Podcast
Jun 10, 2020
012 - Dr. Dean Fido on the Ikigai-9
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In this episode of the Ikigai Podcast, I speak with Dr. Dean Fido on his translation and validation of the Ikigai-9

The Ikigai-9 is a psychometric tool used as a means of measuring Ikigai across the dimensions of:

  • optimistic and positive emotions toward life
  • active and positive attitudes towards one's future
  • and acknowledgment of the meaning of one's existence.

The Ikigai-9 consists of nine items measuring one’s reason for being through dimensions of emotions towards one’s life, attitudes towards one’s future, and the acknowledgment of one’s existence.

The Ikigai-9 Statements

  • I believe that I have some impact on someone.
  • My life is mentally rich and fulfilled.
  • I am interested in many things.
  • I feel that I am contributing to someone or to society.
  • I would like to develop myself.
  • I often feel that I am happy.
  • I think that my existence is needed by something or someone.
  • I would like to learn something new or start something.
  • I have room in my mind.



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