Archetypes

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Archetypes List

Archetypes List This selection of over 350 archetypes includes major archetypes (in bold font) and the sub-archetypes that are similar to them. If you have additional archetypes you’d like to be considered for this list please list them in the comments below. If you have questions about archetypes on the list or how they are categorized, also please post your questions below. This archetypes list is a work in progress and there are no hard and fast rules here. The…

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liberator archetype

Archetypes: LIBERATOR

The Liberator Archetype There are countless stories of the liberator archetype throughout history. Look for the prominent revolutionaries turned world leaders that set an entire population free from oppression. Primary models of the liberator archetype are Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and Ghandi. Hundreds of years ago in the United States, numerous liberators were at work freeing African Americans from slavery, President Lincoln being one of the most well known among them. More recently, Martin Luther King Jr. marched for freedom from the…

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slave archetype

Archetypes: SLAVE

The Slave Archetype The slave archetype is almost always seen in the shadow. We understand what it means to be utterly under the control of someone else. This control can be so absolute that a person in the clutches of the shadow slave loses her identity altogether. She has no concept of free will. The slave in the shadow can appear soulless, to have lost all sense of value. A commodity to be passed around and used up, this person…

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explorer archetype

Archetypes: EXPLORER & PIONEER

The Explorer Archetype The explorer archetype is an adventurer who is excited to be in new places and see new things. The person with this archetype is the one who climbs the mountain simply because it is there. He wants to go see it, check it out, and experience it. He’s up for whatever. The explorer is willing to try new things and take risks. There is always a new horizon. The person in the full expression of the explorer archetype…

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networker archetype

Archetypes: NETWORKER

The Networker Archetype Meet the one who conceives connections and fosters communication. The networker archetype works the web upon which society and life itself depends. A social media junkie in the shadow, the ultimate expression of the networker archetype is divine. Her ability to conduct like an orchestra the interrelatedness of all things is a gift to us all. Extroversion vs. Introversion The stereotype of the networker depicts her as the social butterfly at the cocktail party. She is the…

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magician archetype

Archetypes: MAGICIAN

The Magician Archetype The magician archetype is expressed in the wizard, witch, sorcerer, alchemist, and spell-caster. The magician is the carrier of secret knowledge. He is initiated specifically to contain, channel and direct power. He knows the mystical laws and possesses mastery over nature. The magician and wizard are geniuses of negotiating power. Any true specialist in a field may be drawing on the power of the magician. Examples are doctors, therapists, stockbrokers, lawyers, and healers. Magicians are all around us…

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king archetype

Archetypes: KING & QUEEN

The Queen and King Archetype Both rulers of the kingdom and royal court, the queen and king archetype are two sides of the same coin. On the surface, they simply play different gender roles. However, the expectations and inclinations of the genders are varied enough that we see completely distinct patterns of behavior and disparate mythologies arise out of each archetype. Before delving into the distinctive details, let’s first consider the commonalities. The king and queen archetypes are first and…

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mediator archetype

Archetypes: MEDIATOR

The Mediator Archetype Known as the go-between, the peacemaker, the middleman, the negotiator, the ambassador, the diplomat, the moderator and the liaison, the mediator archetype plays a powerful role in families, communities, businesses and nations. This level-headed force saves humanity from more disharmony, violence and war than we can imagine. The mediator archetype is part of the glue that holds society together. The Need for Harmony By definition someone who has the mediator archetype is “a person who attempts to make people involved…

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addict archetype

Archetypes: THE ADDICT

Addict Archetype We all have at least a little bit of the addict archetype in us. Sometimes it features more prominently than we’d like. We all have cravings, we all go overboard, and we all struggle to learn discipline. The shadow of the addict archetype shows up to help us numb depression, self-loathing, overwhelm, shame and other unfavorable emotions. When we feel an intense desire for control we do exactly the opposite, lose it. The most obvious addictions are to…

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hermit archetype

Archetypes: HERMIT

The Hermit Archetype First and foremost, you must know that not every introvert has the hermit archetype.  According to Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, one-third to one-half of all people are introverts. If being an introvert meant having the hermit archetype, then one out of every two or three people you know would classify as a hermit. There are different percentages of introversion depending on which personality test you…

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