Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Measuring Behaviour

I always was curious to try and express the behaviour of a person
in terms of an equation. I thought it will help me in understanding
a person, make communication more meaningful and help in forming a
Can a behaviour of a person be expressed in terms of an equation?
I believe it can be. This equation takes into consideration only one
aspect of a person though.
Well then, what is the equation? What does the equation give?
The human behaviour equation gives a constant. This constant is what
we call as being fair, even-handed, impartial. What I mean here is
a person is always fair. This is inherent in him. Though one may say that
Mr.X is partial towards person A and not person B. Though this may be true,
but Mr.X has some other point known to him which makes him partial towards
person A and not person B.
The human behaviour equation is
factor1 x factor2 x factor3 x . . . . = being fair(a constant)
Or in other words
factor1(person A) x factor2(person A) x factor3(person A) .....=
factor1(person B) x factor2(person B) x factor3(person B) .....
What are the factors? It depends. If you are dealing with a boss
factor1 could be discipline, factor2 could be punctuality, factor3
could be creativity etc.
Now try to understand your boss. You are person A. Your peer is
person B. Your boss is fair.How much mark do you give for yourself for
discipline,punctuality and creativity. Compare with person B.
You will understand the priorities of your boss.
This equation has helped me a lot in understanding people. Especially
why they behave the way they do.


  1. Can a behaviour of a person be expressed in terms of an equation?
    difficult question
    somewhat goes near to astrology and gene therapy.

  2. It is only a belief that a person is fair.
    Especially such a behaviour is expected in an office atmosphere.

  3. When I was forming the equation, the objective was not just to analyse the person but also to understand what to talk and whether any meaningful relationship can be maintained with a person.
    The equation helps in stressing some of the points you are strong in.

  4. It is essential to know whether any meaningful relationship can be maintained or not.
    Having faith in the equation, I tend to maintain a relationship when I am in a position to talk about my strengths and am able to impress the other person.

  5. This is nothing but law of primes.
    Each quality is a prime number.
    This means that product of prime numbers is reachable.

  6. The formula will work well (and can be adapted) for a team containing both male and female members.
    Females have different qualities and males have different qualities.

  7. This statement only needs that a person understands that everyone is not the same. If not IQ, if a person has EQ that should be enough.

  8. 2 * IQ * EQ =(IQ+EQ)^2 - IQ^2 - EQ^2

    A similar statement may be used to get products of human qualities. So that even if one is zero and the other is non zero, IQ * EQ
    can be determined.

    Similar is the case with male and female qualities.

  9. The above fairness equation is n! of permutations and combinations.

  10. From the happenings in Anna Hazare case for the last two days the system seems not fair. The Delhi Police under instruction from government is unfair. Because they arrested Anna unnecessarily. Also Anna refused to go out of jail and insisted on doing fast. Unfair.

    But I believe in fairness equation and I think a "beautiful" combination can ensure peace from both the sides i.e. government and Anna. It is anybody's guess as to what can be the factor which can cause the "beautiful" combination !!

  11. Why does corruption take place?
    Suppose a person A has achieved X. You may also want X. You may badly want it. And you may involve in corrupt practices to achieve X.
    What is needed here is to look realistically and not optimistically or pessimistically. You have to understand that the system is fair. Apply the fairness equation. Know what are the factors needed for achieving X. Then see whether you fulfill the factors needed. You have to be unemotional and objective driven to do this analysis.
    Suppose person B has also achieved X. Then matters become easier. You may use the equation for person A and person B.

  12. Suppose person A has cleared CAT. And person B has also cleared CAT.
    You may feel that
    English aptitude * Mathematical aptitude * Reasoning * hardwork * focussed studying = fair(CAT)
    You see how the equation applies to A. You see how the equation applies to B. And see realistically where you stand.
    Remember that when one door closes, thousand others open.

  13. The only condition which may be a loophole is that how we treat the factor as.
    Attendance for example. A boss may give one point for attendance for 1 to 20 days. 2 marks for 21-22. 3 marks for >22.
    I feel that such treatment will not affect the behavior equation in any way. The equation will still remain
    factor1 * factor2 * factor3 * . . . .=constant(fair)

  14. The only thing is you should not look at "what i can be" but look at "what i am".

  15. Suppose a manager says that IQ or EQ is enough.
    Let me say that no one has zero IQ. Or for that matter zero EQ.
    We humans have a tendency to say that Rekha is twice as beautiful as Varsha Usgaonkar. But Varsha Usgaonkar has twice the amount of patriotism as Rekha.
    Now to a patriot like, say Abdul Hamid (a soldier who died for India) both of them are equally important. Because he will say though Rekha can attract and influence twice the crowd she is only half patriotic.
    In short Abdul Hamid has a natural sense of fairness which will make him say that both Rekha and Varsha Usgaonkar are same to him.
    In other words, beauty * patriotism = constant for Abdul Hamid.
    The equation tries to say this.

  16. Story
    Pawan Udaan Shah and Chakran Iyer climbed the flight of stairs and reached the first floor. Then they entered the chamber of their boss, Koyla Mohanty. Their company, Chaar Disha Films Inc. was founded by Koyla Mohanty's father. It was one of the most well known banners in India. Shah and Iyer were assistants to Koyla and were able in their jobs.
    On entering the chambers, Shah opened the cupboard of Koyla Mohanty and took out a bottle of whisky and an empty glass. He poured some whisky in the glass and asked Iyer, "Chakran, how about you? Have a glass. We will discuss our project over whisky. What do you say?".
    "No, you know that I do not drink. I will have coffee." He then took out a flask from his bag and poured for himself some coffee.
    Chakran took a sip of coffee and then said, "There are so many aspiring actors. We have shortlisted 4 of them. But let me tell you. All the other aspiring actors are talented in some way or the other. I believe in the fairness equation and I believe that all are good in one way or the other."
    "No doubt Chakran, the fairness equation is true. But we have limited time and need to finalise the hero's friend character by next week. The boss will fire us otherwise".
    "Okay let us do this way. Let us consider only looks, dialogue, dance, voice. This way we can finalise the selection within the week. We have 4 candidates and applying the fairness equation let us select the best", Chakran said.
    "Chakran, you have brains no doubt. But you are not practical. Yes, we shall consider looks, dialogue, dance, voice. But we shall not select the best."
    "Why not, Pawan?", Chakran asked looking amazed.
    "Simple, Chakran. The hero has to be the best. The friend of the hero has to be average. Only then our hero will get maximum attention", Shah replied.
    "Tell you what, Pawan. You are a genius", replied Chakran.

  17. Fiction
    Tabahiho and Va'Han were discussing plans of termination of Barath race.
    Tabahiho says, "Rape, killing, humiliations are constant here. Destroy completely?"
    Va'Han replies, "All the three seem equally happening."
    Tabahiho says, "Equally. Making maxima?"
    Va'Han replies," No. Minima. Let us leave and not destroy. Let one of the thing be more than the other. We cannot work unfocussed."
    Tabahiho replies, "Plans terminated. Mission aborted"

  18. Assignment
    You can all try to implement fairness equation over the internet. HR specialist may be needed. Because what I propose to do is to make questionaire and know the factors needed in an IT department. And a good method for knowing marks one scores in each factor.
    Because Yashwant Kanetkar and Asang Dani believes in taking up assignment and doing it rather than theoretical funda.

  19. Assignment contd . . .
    I would not want to develop the HR module. Though I can attempt the IT methods.
    Any financial entrepreneurs?
    The website should be professional. Like Youtube and all. Look at W3C guidelines and improve knowledge.

  20. Measuring Behaviour equation has been verbally accepted as an equation for constant.

  21. Consider the point raised on 8 December at 7:40pm.
    An equation (a/b)*attendance+c should be able to deal with this particular situation.
    So, in my opinion, factor1*factor2*factor3 * . . . . . =constant is valid.

  22. The measuring behaviour equation is actually conditions for maximising work. It is male work equations.
    If I were to make an equation from a female angle, then I would say
    factor1 * factor2 * factor3 * . . . . = constant (childishness).
    How far do you agree?

  23. I have discussed the origin of equation of the type
    a/b * x + c =0.
    Another thing is discipline or punctuality is a function of attendance. Because if someone is attending no classes then what to speak of discipline and attendance. This gives rise to quadratic equations.
    I have already written that measuring behaviour equation is n!.