I'll call selfish light-worker (with a really cool sword). After thinking about my chosen career as a doctor (currently pre-med 2 days from the MCAT) for just a bit, I do not feel I'm doing what is best for the everyone. I think it would be misguided to start in that mindset because for me it would lead to stagnation because I'm not too sure what I could do to benefit people most. But, if I start with the first question, YES! I do think this is the best way to ensure my happiness: finances (check), thinking I'm helping people/sense of accomplishment (check), continued learning encouraged (good stuff), and if I make my own practice there is no need to overwork once I reach MD status (sub-40hour work week is a big check on the happiness scale). Basically it's a damn good start.
I'd still consider myself a light worker because I'm motivated by self love, with consideration that I am part of the whole. I think the more healthy emotions and love I feel the more that my loved ones feel and benefit from peace and love and the more we can slowly benefit the whole of which we are a part.
I agree that this self-sided focus can answer both questions (help me vs. help others) in my focus on personal happiness. The more that I feel I am actually helping people with physical, and possible emotional health, the more I am happy (I enjoy feeling helpful). So in the interest of greater happiness I will gradually amass more information and pursue more endeavors that will help me help more people in the long run rather than getting overwhelmed by the task and simply reading and studying all my life to figure out how to best help, with no real positive output. For me, answering the question what's best for everyone first would be lead to stagnation based in fear of not actually serving.
I assume the second question was for dark workers but my motivation is highly in the love category. Even the money (a source of fear for some) is sought to increases my ability to live a healthy life and help those in need for cheaper prices (possibly going to Africa or holding a weekly free clinic). I see Steve's post as reminding me of the importance of priorities. I want to love myself and those around me first and work to extend that happiness and love by expanding to others... So I assume that keeping in mind this priority will unlock higher potential for motivational energy.
It reminds me of the article below which talks about the impact of pinpointing motivation and the desired goal on learning languages effectively: http://www.4hourworkweek.com/bonus/p...arn-lang-A.pdf
Though its possibly much different than what people in here would try to do with the lightworker/darkworker concept, I hope that the mention of the article could work as a reminder that the information should help, not frustrate. Otherwise, strive simply to not work