theory of personality / career guide

Jul 2011
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Hello, my name is Kimani Shorter. I have developed a theory of personality types as well as a career guide to go along with my theory. My idea is based on Carl Jung's theory of archetypes. This is a summary of my concept.

Shorter Typology

I found a relationship between Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes and disorders and have applied it to the professional world. My theory explores metaphysics and modern psychology. It reconfigures some archetypes and some of the types found on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as well a type not found on the DSM into something new.


Archetypes are primal symbols of people. These same archetypes are building blocks in determining personalities. Many individual archetypes are found in people at the same time / over a lifetime. These archetypes separately show fragments of people's unconscious minds. These archetypes combined display a large part or portion of the unconscious mind. When organized into groups of two they spell out psychological conditions. What seems random at first becomes very familiar when placed in a different context.

There are six archetypes in this equation. Each archetype represents a distinctive trait. The Child relies upon others. The Hero is troubled. The Mother is empathetic and comforting. The Shadow is a symbol of apathy. The Trickster lacks morals and standards. The Wise Old Man is insightful.

The six archetypes are divided into three sets. There are two archetypes in each set. The combination of the two archetypes in each set results in a model for psychological conditions. What makes people unique and special is determined by what archetypes are found in them the most.


My theory believes that certain specific archetypes can be applied to the disorder or condition that you have. I've taken six archetypes and paired each two of them together. The two archetypes are then matched to several disorders because of their equivalency. The end result is three distinct types. Each type is defined by two archetypes.


The insightful nature of the Wise Old Man archetype and the troubled nature of the Hero archetype are equivalent to the brilliant but withdrawn nature of people with Asperger's and Bipolar Disorder.

The devoted nature of the Mother archetype and the vulnerable nature of the Child archetype are equivalent to the nurturing dependent nature of people with Codependency Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder. The apathetic nature of the Shadow archetype and the sneaky nature of the The Trickster archetype are equivalent to the apathetic manipulative nature of people with Narcissistic Personality disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Histrionic personality disorder and Sociopathy.


There are eleven psychological conditions / types used in this concept. They are Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, Cyclothymia, Avoidant, Codependency, Dependent, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissism, and Sociopathy. The similar elements of these conditions unify them. They form an entity. These entities are used to define an individual. A person will gravitate towards one of these three entities / types much more than any of the others.


The Designer The Professional The Charmer

The Designer

Archetypes:
The Hero - troubled
The Wise Old Man - profound
Tendencies: withdrawn, creative / insightful
Dominant Capabilities: composing, equating, calculating
Conditions: Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar Spectrum

The Professional

Archetypes:
The Child - dependency, vulnerable
The Mother - nurturing, devoted
Tendencies: generosity, dedication, sacrifice, humility
Dominant Capabilities: consoling, comforting, compromising
Conditions: Avoidant, Codependency, Dependent

The Charmer

Archetypes:
The Shadow - apathy
The Trickster - devious, sneaky
Tendencies: impulsive, manipulative
Dominant Capabilities: enticing, seducing, tempting, exploiting
Conditions: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissism, Sociopathy

Based on certain archetypes people have different capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Learning about which archetypes a person displays will help them better understand these capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses and they can apply that information accordingly to professional aspects of their lives.


Everyone has a different role or function in society based on their disposition. My theory of personality helps highlight what people’s different roles or functions is society are. Some people are better at interpersonal skills. Some are quite skilled at being caretakers sand supporters.

 
Jul 2011
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I have added suitable careers to each type

The Designer

Archetypes:
The Hero - troubled
The Wise Old Man - profound
Tendencies: withdrawn, creative / insightful
Dominant Capabilities: composing, equating, calculating
Conditions: Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar Spectrum

Careers: data analyst, systems analyst, computer technician, computer programmer, computer scientist, webmaster, technical engineer, IT specialist, biomedical engineer, software engineer, nuclear engineer, research scientist, environmental scientist, Egyptologist, medical researcher, systems engineer, physicist, mathematician, geologist, astronomer, accountant, financial analyst, financial auditor, legal researcher, law clerk, actuary, dental technician, pharmacy technician, electrical engineer, mortician, archeologist, forensic anthropologist, computer software design, graphic designer, industrial designer, statistician

The Professional

Archetypes:
The Child - dependency, vulnerable
The Mother - nurturing, devoted
Tendencies: generosity, dedication, sacrifice, humility
Dominant Capabilities: consoling, comforting, compromising
Conditions: Codependency, Dependent

Careers: teacher, professor, mentor, counselor, health educator, health care worker, dietitian, nurse, social worker, social services, child care worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, art therapist, music therapist, physical therapist, doctor, veterinary technician, event coordinator, vacation planner, wedding planner, personal trainer, technical adviser, personal assistant, executive assistant, administrative assistant, receptionist, pediatrician, human resources manage, hospitality worker, public health employee, library assistant, shop assistant, sign language interpreter, pastor

The Charmer

Archetypes:
The Shadow - apathy, anger
The Trickster - cunning
Tendencies: impulsive, manipulative, savvy
Dominant Capabilities: enticing, seducing, tempting, exploiting
Conditions: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissism, Sociopathy

Careers: salesperson, telemarketer, CEO, project manager, business manager, business consultant, marketing director, marketing manager, operations manager, consultant, business analyst, public relations specialist, corporate executive officer, organization builder, sports manager, advertising executive, marketing specialist, loan officer, publicist, lawyer, stockbroker, financial planner, coach, TV producer, media strategist, international relations specialist
 
Jul 2011
5
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I have developed a questionnaire to determine which type a person is.

Answer each question on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being not at all and 5 being very much so. Write the selected numbers and then add the selected numbers to get the total.


1A. Do you get depressed often?
1B. Is it hard for you to change your thinking or behavior?
1C. Will you continue to talk about your ideas even if someone is not interested in them?
1D. Do you need to organize things in a certain way to be happy or comfortable?
1E. Do you find socializing to be hard or uncomfortable?
1F. Do you have repeated thoughts about the same things or problems?
1G. Do you often begin speaking while someone is talking if you disagree or think your ideas are important?
1H. Do your moods change often?


Answer each question on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being not at all and 5 being very much so. Write the selected numbers and then add the selected numbers to get the total.


2A. In your relationships, do you feel the other persons are better qualified to lead and make decisions?
2B. In situations where your needs are different from other people’s needs, do you put theirs first?
2C. Do you enjoy providing for/taking care of others?
2D. Do you make yourself available to others even if it's not convenient?
2E. Do you tend to accept ideas or leadership from others without resistance?
2F. Are you uncomfortable speaking up or bringing attention to yourself?
2G. Do you think people feel they can count on you?
2H. Are you very trusting of others?


Answer each question on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being not at all and 5 being very much so. Write the selected numbers and then add the selected numbers to get the total.


3A. Do you feel it is important for you to state to others your strong beliefs?
3B. Are you a people person?
3C. Are you angered easily?
3D. Do spontaneous feelings tend to guide your decisions?
3E. In social settings, do you enjoy it when most or all of the attention is focused on you?
3F. Are you more concerned with your own feelings than other people‘s feelings?
3G. Are you very competitive at work or in social situations?
3H. Are you more comfortable when people constantly say positive things about you?


The section with the largest total is your designated type.

Section 1 = The Designer

Section 2 = The Professional

Section 3 = The Charmer