archetype/start.txt · Last modified: 07 May, 2019 @ 6:22pm by Jan Viljoen | Approved (version: 1)


Archetypes serve as contextual “personality containers” for a combination of specific human attributes, traits and characteristics. Thus, archetypes merely indicate the most comfortable traits and mannerisms, and DO NOT define, embodied nor determine any individual's personality.

Human personality is a dynamic, constantly developing, ever evolving and growing construct that continuously adapt and adjust to changes taking place and as the context might requires or demands.

Thus, it is impossible to accurately “describe” human personality statistically in such a manner that it is individualized, suitable, reliable and fitting for each and every individual forming a unique part of the ± 7 billion human inhabitants on this planet. Our personality is far too complicated with all kinds of configurations, permutations, different intensity levels, various dynamics (i.e. the conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious) and plenty of dimensions to reliably identify it at all… let alone describing it with some resemblance of validity.

Therefore, Archetypes - using the Dimensions of Human beingness as foundation - are 16 statistically determined “typical containers"Containing most comfortable and natural personality characteristics, attributes and traits. that the majority of people tend to apply quite comfortably in a specific situation or under particular circumstances. Archetypes merely serve as an indication that can be used as guidelines to explore individual personality traits, using a theoretical-match as point of reference.

The 16 Archetypes originate from research done by Carl Jung and supplemented Meyers Briggs, which gradually unfolded into the widely accepted archetypesTypical contextual personality indicators statistically calculated. that can be indicated as follows…

# Image Name Code Core Description Preferred Habitats
Nurturer's ISFJ Individuals with a high sense of duty to 'take care' of the well being of other people. Social
Giver's ENFJ Smooth talking persuasive and generous individuals, that doesn't mind to share freely with others. Social
Caregiver's ESFJ Cheerful 'host and hostesses' of the world, that loves making life a little bit more comfortable for other people. Social
Visionary's ENTP Consider and regard life as one exciting challenge after another, with something 'better just around the corner'. Enterprising
Executive's ENTJ Life's natural leaders that motivate others to participate enthusiastically. Enterprising
Inspirer's ENFP Serve and are an inspiration to others to achieve heights in life, which they previously regarded as impossible to achieve. Enterprising
Artist's ISFP Individuals that typically 'sees much' but shares very little with others, apart from expressions in some kind of artistic form. Creative
Idealist's INFP Individuals that typically give live an extra squeeze and are convinced that most things can either be improved or made better. Creative
Performer's ESFP 'You-only-live-once' kind of individuals… so, you can just as well enjoy the ride. Creative
Scientist's INTJ Individuals convinced that everything has room for some kind of improvement. Investigative
Thinker's INTP Individuals ”in love with“ troubleshooting, overcoming obstacles and solving of problems. Investigative
Duty Fulfiller's ISTJ Life's must 'do what should be done' faithful workhorses. Methodical
Protector's INFJ Are constantly performing noble services to help others, aid the community and benefit society at large. Methodical
Guardian's ESTJ Are life's faithful administrators and organizers keeping things functional and running smoothly. Methodical
Mechanic's ISTP Always 'ready to fix anything… at least once' people. Realistic
Doer's ESTP The ultimate realists and problem solvers of life. Realistic

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  • Last modified: 07 May, 2019 @ 6:22pm
  • by Jan Viljoen