Another tool drawn from the body of Scientology and commonly used in everyday life is the Emotional Tone Scale. Codified from many, many hours of exhaustive testing and observation, the Tone Scale plots emotions in an exact ascending or descending sequence. Until Mr. Hubbard’s examination of this matter, emotions were something we all suffered or enjoyed, but never fully understood.
Have you ever attempted to raise the spirits of someone mourning a recent loss with a cheerful word? The response is usually a fresh outpouring of tears.
Or have you known someone whose outlook and response to life is a chronic apathy, no matter what is happening around him? The person seems to be in good health, has a loving family and an enviable job, but nothing makes any difference. The person just is not interested.
The Tone Scale precisely illuminates what is occurring with individuals such as these, how to best communicate with them and how to help them.
One can find himself or any individual on this Tone Scale and thus know how, using Scientology, he may best be moved up to the higher tones where increased beingness, competence, self-esteem, honesty, well-being, happiness and other desirable attributes are manifested.