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    So, I found a book at Half Price Books called Awakening the Heroes Within, which is a personality theory that groups us into 12 "heroic" archetypes. The interesting part is that they are all described to be within us, but some are more prominent than others in our life pattern.

    Here's a link to the book: Amazon.com: Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World: Carol S. Pearson: Books
    Here's a link to a quiz to determine your type: What's Your Archetype?
    Here's a link that very briefly describes the types: Pearson's heroic archetypes

    Of course take note that the book goes into much detail while these descriptions are over-simplified.

    and Here's an interesting article: Pearson, Carol - Awakening the Hero Within

    So, what did you score? What do you think? Have you heard of it before?

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    Sages find freedom through understanding the big picture (global or cosmic) and a capacity for detachment. At the lowest level, the Sage may have little interest in the ordinary, mundane pleasures of life. At the highest level, however, the Sage combines detachment with love, wisdom, and joy in life.


    Neat test.

    Edit: here is another interesting link I found.

    Archetypes 101

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    Caregivers take care of others even when doing so requires sacrifice. They give to make the world a better place for others. At worst, the Caregiver's sacrifice is maiming or manipulative. At best, the Caregiver's giving is compassionate, genuine, and of great help to others.
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    Ruler
    The Ruler in each of us understands that we are responsible for our inner and outer lives; the buck stops here. At worst, the Ruler is a despot. At best, the Ruler's order is inclusive, creating inner wholeness and outer community.

    That sounds so ENFJ
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    Creator
    When the Creator is active within a person, that person is discovering or creating a more adequate sense of Self. At best, this new identity leads to a more fulfilling and effective life. At worst, it is simply an experiment, and the person retreats or goes back to the drawing board to start over.


    Neat little quiz. Thanks for posting it. I relate more to the description in "Archetypes 101" more than the one presented in the quiz; the quiz one sounds incedibly INFx.

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    The Seeker explores internal and external realities and is willing to give up security, community, and intimacy for autonomy. Seekers find out who they are by differentiaiting themselves from others. At worst, they are just outsiders. At best, they find their unique identities and vocations.

    Hmm... does anyone think this is descriptive of me? I'm not so sure...

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    Destroyer

    The Destroyer is a paradoxical character whose destructiveness reflects the death drive and an inner fear of annihilation. As a fighter, they are thus careless of their own safety and may put others in danger too.

    Their quest is to change, to let go of their anger or whatever force drives them and return to balance, finding the life drive that will sustain them. Living on the cusp of life and death, they are often surprisingly humble.
    Interesting. I'm attentive to my safety to a fault, though.

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    When the Creator is active within a person, that person is discovering or creating a more adequate sense of Self. At best, this new identity leads to a more fulfilling and effective life. At worst, it is simply an experiment, and the person retreats or goes back to the drawing board to start over.
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    Sage : Sages find freedom through understanding the big picture (global or cosmic) and a capacity for detachment. At the lowest level, the Sage may have little interest in the ordinary, mundane pleasures of life. At the highest level, however, the Sage combines detachment with love, wisdom, and joy in life.

    I know I've looked up Pearson before, and ptgatsby and I might have discussed this book briefly before somewhere on the forums.
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