Archetypes for Personal-development:

What are Archetypes? You absolutely know you have a certain way about you. You have a certain way of speaking, acting, feeling and behaving.  You may have even at one time sang to Lady Gaga’s, “baby, I was born this way”! Archetypes give you the image or name of a certain pattern of behaviors and emotions.  For example:

  • nurturing, protecting, guiding and prone to be over-bearing, hovering – The Mother/Father
  • disruptive, reactionary, angry has the potential to be an agent of change for a cause,  ensuring liberty and just for all -The Rebel
  • motivated to bring wellness and balance to the body, mind, and spirit but prone to hubris, greed, “I know best” – The Healer

This website lists Archetypal patterns for your reference as you embark on the journey of self-reflection.

Usefulness:  Archetypes are keys to your subconscious. The goal is to understand archetypal patterns that resonate inside of you.   Archetypes are neutral energetic patterns offering you the wisdom of it’s light and shadow tendencies.  Each archetype contains the best or worst version you can be and offer you a point of view that may lead to the answers you seek.  When you learn these patterns, you understand more about yourself and others.  To change your life, you gotta know your story otherwise you are doom to repeat it.

The archetypes listed here are through the work of Caroline Myss, Sacred Contract.  More Archetypes will be added, so stay tuned!

Remy Nirschl is certified Archetypal Consultant through CMED (Caroline Myss’s Online Education).   Learn more about working with Remy Nirschl.More

Survival Archetypes

Caroline Myss’s book, Sacred Contract, identifies four survival archetypes embedded in every person: The Child, the Victim, the Prostitute, and the Saboteur. These archetypal respondents swoosh in when your sense of security is threatened (real or imagined).  Each address specific challenges that will have you confront your self-esteem and worth.  

Survivors: Wizard of Oz
Victim Archetype
The Victim
Child Archetype
The Child
Prostitute Archetype
The Prostitute
The Saboteur

More Archetypal Patterns

Artist-Creator Archetype
Healer Archetype
Hero & Hero's Journey
Jester~Fool's Prayer
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