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It appears Michael Jordan’s source of motivation is extremely intrinsic. He tried to excel the game because he “… loved it.”, not because he was aiming for the external rewards of fame, money, and the adulation of people that came along with his success.

I am not quite certain what is meant by “personal value”, if I understood it right, I think a value that Jordan shared in the video was the overriding importance he placed on overcoming competitive challenges.

I would assess him as a Type 3 (High Need for Success, Low Fear of Failure). He perceives “bad things that happen” as good… as things to “deal with” rather than to be afraid of. In his own words: “I am a good enough man to accept the good, I am a better man to accept the bad.”