1.22.2013

ArchetypeMe


ArchetypeMe is a new website dedicated to curated self-expression and personal discovery, through the filter of archetypes.

According to Wikipedia, an archetype is: "An archetype (pron.: /ˈɑrkɪtaɪp/) is a universally understood symbol, term,[1] statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated.

Archetypes are often used in myths and storytelling across different cultures.

-In psychology, an archetype is a model of a person, personality, or behavior.
-In philosophy, archetypes have, since Plato, referred to as ideal forms of the perceived or sensible objects or types.

*In the analysis of personality, the term archetype is often broadly used to refer to: - A stereotype— a personality type observed multiple times, especially an oversimplification of such a - An epitome— a personality type exemplified, especially the "greatest" such example. - A literary term to express details.

Archetype refers to a generic version of a personality. In this sense, "mother figure" may be considered an archetype, and may be identified in various characters with otherwise distinct (non-generic) personalities.

Archetypes are likewise supposed to have been present in folklore and literature for thousands of years, including prehistoric artwork. The use of archetypes to illuminate personality and literature was advanced by Carl Jung early in the 20th century, who suggested the existence of universal contentless forms that channel experiences and emotions, resulting in recognizable and typical patterns of behavior with certain probable outcomes. Archetypes are cited as important to both ancient mythology and modern narratives."

I know I had heard the word and a short definition of archetype before, but after reading a bit more about it, of course it has me questioning more. It has me questioning, who am I? I wonder why sometimes I think of myself as shy, but I never end up being? I wonder why I hate conflict and avoid it at all costs?

When I heard about the ArchetypeMe website, I wanted to know what it was all about. They describe an archetype as: "...a specific pattern of behavior that describes your soul. Your archetypes are the blueprints of the soul. You are born with them. They can change according to the time of day or time in your life. They live above all else, and that includes such elemental factors as age, race, religion, gender, education, profession, and socioeconomics. Archetypes are often grouped into archetypal families. These families include Caring, Creative, Thinking, Physical, Visionary, Royal, Spiritual, Fashion, Advocate, and Rebel. Within each family are multitudes of different expressions of the archetype. Archetypes originated with the great philosopher Plato and are at the core of the influential Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s analysis of human behavior. Archetypes are rooted in sound science as well as mysticism."
What kind of person are you? Why do you do the things you do? Why do you like the things you like? Why are you always drawn towards the same ideas, themes and people?

The goal of the ArchetypeMe website is to really help you figure out and learn who you are so you can do the things you are destined to do and connect with those that may be similar to you.

Go check it out and take the quiz - www.ArchetypeMe.com. Everyone is interested in a little bit of personal discovery, right?

I can't wait to see what it finds my archetype to be!  I'll share my findings in a couple of weeks.
To be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card and a copy of Archetypes: Who Are You? book, signed by the author, answer this question in the comments section below - Why do you think it’s important to really know who you are?

Rules:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 1/22/13-2/12/13.
Be sure to visit the ArchetypeMe brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts and find more chances to win!

72 comments :

  1. I have been on a search for who I am for the past year, as I have had to deal with several stressful situations in my personal and professional realms that really through me off kilter. As a result, I have realized certain things were missing in my life, certain things were not in balance, and that sometimes you need to accept things you don't think you really want to in order to grow and change as part of your journey. As a mom, I want to know and understand who I am so I can help my son by being a better mom by being true to myself and understanding who I really am! Would love to win the book!

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  2. I believe it helps me find a sense of who I am, gives me a foundation and a purpose of sorts.

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  3. I took the quiz and it said I’m 45% intellectual, 31% caregiver, 20% other, and 4% athlete. I think it’s important to know who you are so you know how to prioritize things in your life and how to get along well with others.

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  5. It's important to know who you are so you can achieve what you want in life and to make yourself happy. Also, if you know yourself, others can know the real you, too, and relationships, of all kinds, are better.
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  6. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/293769294376992768
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  7. It's important to know who you are to make the right decisions in life and to be happy with yourself

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  8. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/293786232125784064

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  9. It's important to know who you are so you can get along with and love people in your life.
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  11. it keeps you focused and not as easily pushed around by others
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  12. tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/293828268862345216 thismomwins@gmail.com

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  13. It's important to know who you are so you can raise children who also know who they are.

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  14. Knowing myself well helps me to better navigate life’s ups and downs.


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  15. https://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/293877358589526016

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  16. 42% caregiver
    25% intellectual
    13% visionary
    20% other

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  17. We live in a time of information overload, so knowing who you really are and what interests you have can help you to filter the excess.

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  18. just be yourself!!!

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  19. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/294071780795117568 .

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  20. I think it's important to understand who I am so I can learn how to become better- a better mother, family member, friend, etc.
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  21. I think it’s important to know who I am because so others around me can know me better. It's a way to live life to the fullest. By the way, the quiz was pretty fun.

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  23. It is important to know who I am because then I can enjoy life more. I will know where I want to go and what I want to do with a bit more ease. I will be a better me and a better wife , daughter , sister and friend.

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  24. It's so important to know who you are because it defines how you work with others and how you approach what life brings to you!

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  26. I think it's important to know who I am because it makes me aware of why I choose the friends I do. It makes sense that people with the same interests will be attracted to each other.
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  27. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/295219000563101696
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  28. I think it is important to know who you are to better yourself.
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  29. https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/295329197226864640
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  30. I think understanding who I am is important in figuring out how to improve myself, and prepare for situations where I usually don't do well in.
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  32. It’s important to know who you really are because then you will have direction in life, and find activities and company that you really enjoy.
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  34. It's important to know who you are because the more you know about yourself the greater you will feel and the better you will be at dealing with situations. If you don't know who you truly are then how will anyone else? Thanks!
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  35. https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/296629424231682048

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  36. I think it's important to know who you really are so you know how to improve the areas you want.

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  37. It is important to know who you really are becuase who you really are guides the direction in which you go in life....what occupation you choose,how you choose to live out your faith, choices you make, etc.

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  38. I am a MOM!! But my quiz told me I am 48% caregiver, 23% intellectual, and 9% Spiritual.

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  39. because it helps to make decisions that are right for you and prioritize for your life! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  40. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/297158527456272384 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  41. i think its important to know who you really are in order to achieve true happiness

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  42. i tweeted here:

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  43. I had fun taking the quiz too. I think it’s important to know who I am so I can prepare for situations where I can be stressed, and improve myself and to know what choices to make in life.

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  45. It is important to know who you are so that you can meet your goals in life.

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  47. I think it is important to know who you are in order to better plan for the future and utilize your personal strengths.
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  50. YOUR DECISIONS ARE PARTIALLY BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW OF WHO YOU ARE! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  51. I think it's important so we know how to maximize our best characteristics.

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  53. https://twitter.com/lindabr1001/status/300610224052654080

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  54. so you know what you are capable of doing

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  55. u know what u want out of life and make u better person

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  56. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/301495914579763201

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  57. I think it is important to know yourself so you can make better decisions in your life. Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

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  58. It is important to know who you are so you can feel confident in your beliefs and lead a happier life

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  61. Its important to know who you really are because gives you a sense of self and it makes any type of decision easier to make.

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  62. 36% intellectual, 34% caregiver, 10% spiritual

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  63. I think its important to know who you are to help you learn about yourself and be a better person.
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  65. It's important to know who you really are so that you can be truly happy.
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  67. It gives you a better foundation and focus.

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