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By V. Odajnyk

Introducing a brand new typology in response to energy, Eros, subject and Spirit because the motivations that outline human attitudes and behavior, the ebook outlines 8 character varieties in accordance with the extraverted and introverted deployment of the 4 drives and applies those typological different types to Freud, Adler and Jung.

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Aristotle linked Logos to rational persuasion, which proves or disproves a point, and argued that the distinguishing characteristic of human beings is that they are reasoning or rational animals. ) The power theme in our culture continues with the emphasis on the chief attributes of God as the “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords,” and with the first commandment insisting on the primacy of that God. As a symbol, the king manifests the archetype of Power, as does the law with which the king is invariably associated.

In Egyptian mythology, the god Shu holds heaven and earth apart making space for the creation of the world; he is also the air, the wind and the breath of life. The Vedic wind god Vayu, the Blower, is Lord of the Wind and the breath of life; as the air he unites heaven and earth. In China air is the home of chi, the breath or vital spirit of universal life. According to a Taoist conception of the Han Dynasty, nine breaths intertwine with each other to fill the space between heaven and earth. And mastery over breath, in Yogic and Taoist meditation practice, is an essential component of spiritual development.

Typology and stereotypes From its inception in astrology to the various personality assessments of today, the purpose of typology is to make sense of the differences encountered among individuals and groups in attitudes and behavior. The impulse to classify different types of human beings stems from scientific curiosity and the desire for knowledge. By its very nature, typology consists of abstract categories. Consequently, it easily lends itself to stereotyping, which is a distortion of its intent, for stereotypes are rigidly held opinions or beliefs.

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