•An archetype is an original model after which other similar things are patterned.
•They are characters or personality types universally recognized by all.
•Psychologists see archetypes as being part of our consciousness.
•They have been with us in the dawn of time.
•We see them reflected in dreams, mythology, fairy tales, literature, art, movies, people we know/hear about, and religion.
Because the archetypes are part of our consciousness, all 12 can come into our lives and personality at any time.▫Each archetype brings with it a task, lesson, and a gift.
•How we view the world is defined by which archetype currently dominates our thinking and acting.
For example:▫When the Warrior is dominant, we see challenges to be overcome.▫When the Caregiver is dominant, we see people who need to be cared for.▫When the Fool is dominant, we see ways to have a good time.
Directions: Please indicate how often you agree with each statement as descriptive of you according to the following scale.
- Almost never descriptive of me
- Rarely descriptive of me
- Sometimes descriptive of me
- Usually descriptive of me
- Almost always descriptive of me
Do not skip any items. If you’re unsure, just give your best answer.