A few day ago I saw a post on Facebook by my sister-in-law Jodi talking about archetypes.
She linked to a couple of websites and clicking around on them I eventually made my way to a website which allows you to take an “Archetype Quiz” which identifies your 3 primary archetypes.
Here are the results of my quiz:
According to this quiz I am 50% Visionary, 29% Intellectual and 21% Spiritual.
Once I read through the descriptions of the 3 primary archetypes that it identified for me, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to see how accurate this is.
Once you take the quiz, they break things down into 12 Archetypes and they show you your 3 strongest ones.
The 12 Archetypes are:
If you’d like to take the quiz yourself to see what you are, you can do so by clicking here.
Benefits of Knowing Your Archetypes
So what are the benefits of knowing your Archetypes?
Well, one of the primary benefits of these types of systems is that they increase our understanding of ourselves.
Most of the people we have in our lives, at home, at work, in our businesses, etc. are all different personality types and different archetypes, and a lot of the conflict in our lives comes from not understand those differences.
For example, as a visionary one of my strengths is the ability to see solutions to challenges that other people haven’t even imagined yet.
I have the ability to study a large variety of different topics and to see patterns in all of these things and imagine ideas, systems and processes out of “thin air” and into existence.
When I worked in the corporate world, having that strength made it easier for me to do my job as the Chief Technology Office of a publicly traded company.
Today I use that same skill to make money from home running my businesses.
The thing is though, that not everyone has the same Archetype profile as me, so if I am not aware of this I can end up getting frustrated with people when they don’t see the same things as I do.
In fact when I look at my past and I see various different interpersonal conflicts I’ve had with different people, it becomes abundantly clear that they had very DIFFERENT archetype profiles from mine.
They couldn’t understand how I could possibly think the way I do, and I couldn’t understand how they could think the way they did.
By getting clear about YOUR archetype profile and the profiles of the people around you, you can get a better understanding of them and avoid unnecessary conflicts, and strengthen your relationships.
There is no right and wrong. No profile is better than another one. They’re just different.
The other benefit of knowing your profile is that you can get a better understanding of your strengths and your weaknesses.
By knowing what your strengths are, you can organize your life and your business life to be more centered around those strengths – and team up with someone or outsource those areas that you’re weak in.
I highly recommend taking this quiz and getting to know your Archetype profile.
Head on over to Archetypes.com now and take the free quiz.
Then leave a comment below and share what percentages you got for your 3 primary Archetypes.