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theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Mon May 06, 2013 8:29 am

Hello. My name is Kimani Shorter. I have developed a typology based on Carl Jung's theory of archetypes. I have also developed a assessment to figure out which type you are.

http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id1.html
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Simon E. » Mon May 06, 2013 9:00 am

So basically you are here to sell something .
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Mon May 06, 2013 9:43 am

No I'm not selling anything. The assessment and everything else is for free on my site. I'm giving it away. I'm just promoting a way of thinking more-so than selling anything.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby muni » Mon May 06, 2013 11:48 am

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Mon May 06, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kim O'Hara » Mon May 06, 2013 1:50 pm

Kimani wrote:Hello. My name is Kimani Shorter. I have developed a typology based on Carl Jung's theory of archetypes. I have also developed a assessment to figure out which type you are.

http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id1.html
http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id2.html
http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id3.html
http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id4.html
http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/assessment.html

Thanks, Kimani,
Some people may find it useful but I can't see any particular connection to Buddhism - which is what we're mostly here for.
Actually, when you think about it, Buddhism is already a pretty good framework for examining the problems your system looks at.

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Jikan » Mon May 06, 2013 1:56 pm

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Mon May 06, 2013 2:02 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Kimani wrote:Actually, when you think about it, Buddhism is already a pretty good framework for examining the problems your system looks at.

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How so?
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kim O'Hara » Mon May 06, 2013 10:52 pm

Kimani wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Kimani wrote:Actually, when you think about it, Buddhism is already a pretty good framework for examining the problems your system looks at.

:popcorn:
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How so?

The Buddha taught a path to freedom from suffering and the causes of suffering.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/index.html is a pretty good starting point.

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 am

Do you see any benefit to my system? I think it helps you / acts as a guide in understand how your unconscious / subconscious mind works. It brings it to the surface and gives you an understanding of how you approach the world around you. How you would approach careers and people and what strengths and weaknesses you have that best allow you to do this.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby shel » Tue May 07, 2013 5:50 am

Kimani wrote:Do you see any benefit to my system? I think it helps you / acts as a guide in understand how your unconscious / subconscious mind works. It brings it to the surface and gives you an understanding of how you approach the world around you. How you would approach careers and people and what strengths and weaknesses you have that best allow you to do this.


Apparently Kim has a much more grandiose estimation of your system.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby LastLegend » Tue May 07, 2013 6:34 am

Can you summarize your theory in a couple sentences?
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kim O'Hara » Tue May 07, 2013 8:28 am

Kimani wrote:Do you see any benefit to my system? I think it helps you / acts as a guide in understand how your unconscious / subconscious mind works. It brings it to the surface and gives you an understanding of how you approach the world around you. How you would approach careers and people and what strengths and weaknesses you have that best allow you to do this.

As I said, it may help some people. To clear up Shel's misunderstanding and answer your question, no, I don't see any value in it for myself. Why not? Because I know better systems: the dharma for many questions, Myers-Briggs for the questions you seem focused on, MBCT for others ... there are a lot of tools and a lot of paths to choose from.

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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Tue May 07, 2013 9:22 pm

LastLegend wrote:Can you summarize your theory in a couple sentences?


These archetype pairs spell out personality types / disorders. A person without a disorder doesn't have such prominent archetypes. The archetypes become more prominent in people with disorders. These three types that result from the archetype pairs are a new way of looking at the unconscious mind.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby shel » Tue May 07, 2013 11:23 pm

Archetypes represent an underlying order.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby jeeprs » Wed May 08, 2013 12:22 pm

There are systems like the Meyer Briggs Type Indicator which is widely used in HR and applied psychology. So using the archetypes as the basis for personality analysis is not actually a new idea. The place for it is a University department rather than a Buddhist forum, I would suggest. It has no particular relevance for Buddhist studies that I can see.
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Tue May 14, 2013 7:22 am

I've already posted this on several typology / personality type forums and Myers Briggs forums.

But I also found some articles about how Jung found some overlap between his ideas and Buddhism so I thought it wouldn't hurt to post it on here

http://buddhism-today.blogspot.com/2010 ... dhism.html
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Re: theory of personality based on archetypes

Postby Kimani » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:38 am

I have added content to the summary section of my site

http://kimanishorter.tripod.com/id1.html
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