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Archetypes

An archetype is that initial pattern or essential aspects of a thing that determine its shape and nature. Archetypes are found not only in our personal lives, but across cultures and time in myths, images, characters, and symbols. Each archetype is named for the central character in its story.


What Are Archetypes?
What Are Archetypes?
Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist from the 20th century, was the first person to bring the application of archetypes into modern psychology. Jung noticed that people and life situations are marked by primary patterns reflected in symbols, images, and...
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PMAI Archetypes Descriptions
PMAI Archetypes Descriptions
Archetypes are the roles and characters that we and others adopt as we live our life stories. Though each of us lives a unique story, many if not most of the situations we humans find ourselves in have common themes....
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Pearson & Heroic Archetypal Characters
Pearson & Heroic Archetypal Characters
Carol Pearson,PhD has a unique presence in the field of Jungian archetypes. First, Pearson's work is about twelve heroic archetypes that she discovered appear across culture, time, and stories, such as myths, fairy tales, literature, and religion....
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Jung & Archetypes
Jung & Archetypes
The Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® (PMAI®) is rooted in thetheories of C. G. Jung. Jung's view of archetypes, a concept he didn't coin butwas the first to apply to the structure and experience of the psyche or mind,is based on his understanding of...
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Hidden Gold in the Shadow
Hidden Gold in the Shadow
My younger sister, Carmen, is quite close in age to me – just a year apart – but distant in personality. Growing up, my naturally sensitive, caring, generous sibling would often say to me that I just didn’t have that “caregiver gene.” She was right....
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When You Need a New Perspective
When You Need a New Perspective
Habitual attitudes often blind us to new possibilities and options. Life is most rewarding for me when I am growing and learning. I’ve found that the archetypes that are dominant for me and others are important for authenticity and for the primary...
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Magician Archetype
Magician
An active Magician archetype recognizes that what is real to a person is determined by what one believes. You sense the interconnectedness of events, people, and ideas. You notice serendipity, meaningful connections, and the ripple effects of small changes. You help create change by transforming perceptions in yourself and others....
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Revolutionary Archetype
Revolutionary
At the heart of the Revolutionary archetype is a non-conformist who challenges, and often changes, the rules and the status quo. "Because this is the way it's done;" or "Because everyone else acts or thinks like this" makes you suspicious and feel hemmed in or trapped. You have the courage to let go of limiting beliefs and habits....
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Warrior Archetype
Warrior
Motivated by the Warrior archetype, you set and meet goals, for you are mission driven. There is a pride in meeting challenges, and when you meet obstacles you try harder, assuming the tough prevail. You enjoy competing, fighting to protect yourself and others, or spearheading crusades....
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Creator Archetype
Creator
Inspired by an active Creator archetype, you are naturally imaginative. Constantly thinking of new possibilities, there are times when ideas effortlessly flow, as if you were an antennae channeling them. You conceive of new possibilities and are able to express those ideas in a tangible form, as in art, writing, design or inventions....
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Ruler Archetype
Ruler
The Ruler archetype gravitates to power and directs the power you have to achieve goals, keep order, and promote the good enterprises of which you are a part. You easily sense who defers to whom and what the hierarchy is among the members of various groups. You like to be in control, and you willingly take on responsibilities....
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Caregiver Archetype
Caregiver
As one living out the Caregiver archetype, helping and nurturing others is both a prime value for you and a necessary source of fulfillment. You have antennae for the needs of others and are quick to help out or comfort. Generosity comes easily to you as does taking responsibility to meet needs as required....
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Jester Archetype
Jester
For an active Jester archetype, humor and joy in living is paramount. You easily see the inconsistency, absurdity, and irony in life, but you are not compelled to change the way things are. You may chuckle inwardly or you may actively instigate frivolity and laughter, but you revel in furthering the enjoyment of yourself and others....
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Lover Archetype
Lover
The drive of an active Lover archetype is for connection and relationships. You are easily passionate, whether for another person, an activity, or an ideal. Sensuous and vital, you let your heart lead the way, choosing activities, jobs, possessions and relationships that lend beauty to your life....
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Realist Archetype
Realist
Living with an active Realist archetype in your life, you pride yourself on practicality, doing what works, and seeing what is likely. Egalitarian by nature, you like working with unpretentious, trustworthy people. To avoid disappointment, you do not engage in dreams or activities where you feel you don't have sufficient control of the outcome....
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Sage Archetype
Sage
The Sage archetype bestows curiosity on many topics to pursue life as a learning process. Others likely regard you as knowledgeable, and the pursuit of understanding is sufficient reward for you in its own right. You tend to be calm and unruffled, seeking to understand situations to then educate or advise others....
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Seeker Archetype
Seeker
The Seeker archetype compels a search to find yourself. Your eyes are cast to the future, and you are quick to adopt the new and grow tired of the tried and commonplace. You enjoy adventures, new experiences, and personal growth opportunities and see all of life as a journey of exploration....
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Idealist Archetype
Idealist
The Idealist archetype imparts a basic trust in life that lets you look on the bright side. You remain positive and optimistic even when dealing with daunting situations, endeavoring to stay true to beliefs and values that you hold dear. You are trusting and open to receiving help when you need it....
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