Theory X and the Theory Y represent two extreme. No person can being to these two extreme situations. Each person possesses the traits of Theory X and Theory Y, though the degrees may be different under different situations. Though, no generalization can be made, still it appears that theory X is more applicable to unskilled and uneducated lower class workers who work for the satisfaction of their physiological needs only. Theory Y appears to be applicable to the educated, skilled and professional employee who understand their responsibilities and do not need any direction and control. However, there can be exceptions. A lower revel employee may be more responsible and mature than a will qualified high level employee. Still these theories are very important tools is understanding the behavior of human beings and in designing the motivational schemes. The management should used a combination of both the theories to motivate different employees.

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