AltanaESP Glossary

Purpose, structure and Usage of the A-Z Glossary

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up to get it. ~ Sydney Howard ~

User Tools

Site Tools

Approved 12 June, 2021 @ 9:06am by Jan Viljoen (version: 9)


Archetypes serve as contextual “personality containers” for a combination of specific human attributes, traitsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTraits can be defined as habitual patterns of behaviour, thought and emotion. and characteristics. Thus, archetypes merely indicate the most comfortable traits and mannerisms, and DO NOT define, embodied nor determine any individual's personality.

Human personality is a dynamic, constantly developing, ever evolving and growing construct that continuously adapt and adjust to changes taking place and as the context might requires or demands.

Thus, it is impossible to accurately “describe” human personality statistically in such a manner that it is individualized, suitable, reliable and fitting for each and every individual forming a unique part of the ± 7 billion human inhabitants on this planet. Our personality is far too complicated with all kinds of configurations, permutations, different intensity levels, various dynamics (i.e. the conscious, subconscious and unconscious) and plenty of dimensions to reliably identify it at all… let alone describing it with some resemblance of validity.

Therefore, Archetypes - using the Dimensions of Human beingness as foundation - are 16 statistically determined “typical containersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigContaining most comfortable and natural personality characteristics, attributes and traits (i.e. the probable default alignment in life). that the majority of people tend to apply quite comfortably in a specific situation or under particular circumstances. Archetypes merely serve as an indication that can be used as guidelines to explore individual personality traits, using a theoretical-match as point of departure and reference.

The 16 Archetypes originate from research done by Carl Jung and supplemented Meyers Briggs, which gradually unfolded into the widely accepted archetypesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTypical contextual personality indicators statistically calculated. that can be indicated as follows…

# Image Name Code Core Description Preferred Habitats
1 Nurturer's ISFJ Individuals with a high sense of duty to 'take care' of the well being of other people. They tend to be somewhat reserved, warm-hearted and are quite responsible. Social
2 Giver's ENFJ Smooth talking persuasive and generous individuals, that doesn't mind to share freely with others. They are often described as a warm, outgoing, loyal and sensitive people. Social
3 Caregiver's ESFJ The cheerful 'hosts and hostesses' of the world, that loves making life just a little bit more comfortable for other people. They tend to be outgoing, loyal, organized and tender-hearted. Social
4 Visionary's ENTP Consider and regard life as one exciting challenge after another, with something 'better just around the corner'. They are mostly described by others as fairly innovative, clever and expressive. Enterprising
5 Executive's ENTJ Life's natural leaders that motivate and convince others to participate enthusiastically. They are often described as assertiveplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigAssertive Behaviour

We desire something, honestly acknowledge to ourselves that and why we want it, and - for the most part - try to obtain it. We act openly with others, but strongly and persistently try to get what we want for ourselves. We feel self-interested and self-enhancing. We value other people’s values and goals but often prefer our own somewhat to theirs. We are active and expressive.
, confident and outspoken individuals.
6 Inspirer's ENFP Serve and are an inspiration to others to achieve heights in life, which they previously regarded as impossible to achieve. They are normally regarded by others as enthusiastic, charismatic and creative individuals. Enterprising
7 Artist's ISFP Individuals that typically 'sees much' but shares very little with others, apart from the occasional expressions in some or other kind of creative manner. They are frequently described by other people as quiet, easy-going, flexible, peaceful and tranquil. Creative
8 Idealist's INFP Individuals that typically give life an extra squeeze and are convinced that most things can either be improved or made a little better. They are generally described as “idealistic”, tend to be reserved, creative and driven by high values or standards. Creative
9 Performer's ESFP 'You-only-live-once' kind of individuals… so, you can just as well enjoy the ride. They are mostly regarded by other people as spontaneous, resourceful and outgoing individuals. Creative
10 Scientist's INTJ Individuals convinced that everything has room for some kind of improvement. They tend to be highly analytical, creative, critical, logical and realistic individuals. Investigative
11 Thinker's INTP Individuals ”in love with“ troubleshooting, overcoming obstacles and solving of problems. They are often described by others as quiet, reserved and analytical individuals that enjoy spending time on their own, thinking about how things work and coming up with solutions to problems. Investigative
12 Duty Fulfiller's ISTJ Life's must 'do what should be done' faithful workhorses. They tends to be reserved, practical and quiet. They enjoy and prefer order and organization in all areas of their life's, including their home, work, family and the projects they are involved with. They value loyalty in themselves and others, and also put much emphasis on keeping traditions intact. Methodical
13 Protector's INFJ Are constantly performing noble services to help others, aid the community and benefit society at large. They tend to be a creative, gentle and caring individuals. Methodical
14 Guardian's ESTJ Are life's faithful administrators and organizers keeping things functional and running smoothly. They can be described as practical, take-charge kind of people. Methodical
15 Mechanic's ISTP Always 'ready to fix anything… at least once' people. They enjoy having time to think about things on their own and are fiercely independent. They also love action, new experiences, hands-on activities and the freedom to work at their own pace. Realistic
16 Doer's ESTP The ultimate realists and problem solvers of life. They are frequently described by others as outgoing, action-oriented and often quite dramatic. Realistic

Archetype Report Example