Personality Traits – Genetic or Learned?

I had a discussion with my s/o about this and he brought up the great point that your brain creates neural pathways, and as a program runs that neural pathway over and over, it gets worn into your brain (this is proven scientific fact). In that instance, this could potentially create a personality trait because when your brain is presented with information, your brain will run its natural worn path.

The Old Soul Warrior Archetype

Going back to my musings on archetypes, I’d like to focus in on two parts to archetypes. One of the archetypes: the warrior archetype, and the “age” of the archetype. My mom is a warrior archetype, but she is an old soul version. There are levels within each archetype, and the most mature is the old soul. The younger, less mature, warrior archetypes are the “fight starting” people of the world.

Social Shame

Do you ever feel embarrassed in social situations? Like you’ve just done and said all the wrong things? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. We’ve all been there, and the reality is that it will likely happen at some point. This does tend to affect introverts more often, but I have talked to many extroverts who experience the same feelings and fear of being judged by others. It’s life and it happens to most of us.

The Server Archetype

I’ve been researching archetypes recently and have learned all about the different types. There are seven different archetypes; sage, server, scholar, priest, warrior, king and artisan. The idea behind these types is that each person has an archetype that mostly defines their purpose in this lifetime. My mom and I have discussed this theory, as well as the types, and we determined that I am a server, and she is a warrior. Given that according to research, the server is the most common role, I thought I would discuss a little about the potentially negative side of being a server, in the hopes that it will help someone (haha not intentional, I swear).

Being Vulnerable

I have learned the hard way that sometimes just saying what is on your mind is actually a win-win for everyone. When something happens that I feel betrayed by (this can be anything – even something I feel is tiny), my instant reaction is to spiral into anger and frustration. It takes courage to speak your mind and tell someone how you are feeling. For me, it takes a bit of mental preparation, but I have found that speaking my mind is a great way to connect and even feel closer in my closest relationships.

Unpacking Emotions

There is so much going on in the world, that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Turmoil brings up all sorts of emotions, and a lot of times we can’t put a finger on where the emotion is coming from and what it is trying to tell us. I woke up incredibly sad this morning, and I didn’t have a clue about the depths of where the sadness was coming from. It was deeply buried in my subconscious mind. A good friend of mine reminded me that journaling was a great way to “dig up” where these emotions were coming from. I found so much to unpack in my subconscious, that I quickly almost wanted to throw it all back in. 😊