One of the best ways to demonstrating the different viewpoints each of these six archetypes takes, is to choose a big, broad subject and imagine what each of them would say about it.
Subjects like Life, Time, Knowledge, Money, Culture, Science, the Media, are all broad enough to solicit a valid response. Freud, Jung and countless other psycho-analysts have used 'word association' techniques to help uncover unconscious thinking patterns in their clients. This approach works in a similar way.
If you've studied NLP (especially at Master Practitioner level) you'll be familiar with a series of questions designed to understand an individual's METAPROGRAMS. In a very similar fashion, you can very simply use a handful of open questions to understand which archetypes dominate the individual's character.
"Tell me about TIME." you could ask, or...
"Complete this sentence: MONEY is..."
Maybe ask, "What's LIFE all about?"
Or, if you were to ask "How is KNOWLEDGE useful?" you might get answers similar to those below...
Can you see how each Archetype reveals their nature quite naturally in their response to such open questions? Of course you need to learn to pick up on their specific language and be familiar with the typical responses each Archetype is likely to give but in time you begin to hear it in every day conversation.
Do you know your own dominant Archetype/s? Try answering the questions above and then check which character you fit the most.
If you want more detailed descriptions of each Archetype, see the: Video Introduction to Archetypes .)
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Pad is a trusted adviser to business leaders across the globe. He is Director at Come Alive Success Coaching ltd. and the Author of TEAM ME - How to Play Your Best Game in Life, and TEAM GUY - Forging Men of Soul & Steel.