cylon-archetypes

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12 Archetypes (5/12) - The Innocent

Every era has myths of a golden age or of a promised land where life has been or will be perfect. The promise of the Innocent is that life need not be hard. Within each of us, the Innocent is the spontaneous, trusting child that, while a bit dependent, has the optimism to take the journey.

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12 Archetypes (1/12) - The Ruler

The Ruler archetype inspires us to take responsibility for our own lives, in our fields of endeavor, and in society at large. If she overcomes the temptation to dominate others, the developed Ruler creates environments that invite the gifts and perspectives of all concerned.

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12 Archetypes (11/12) - The Orphan, a.k.a. Regular Guy, Everyman

The Regular Guy understands that everyone matters, just as they are. Down-home and unpretentious, he reveals a deep structure influenced by the wounded or orphaned child that expects very little from life, but that teaches us with empathy, realism, and street smarts.

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12 Archetypes (8/12) - The Jester

The Jester archetype urges us to enjoy the process of our lives. Although the Jester can be prone to laziness or dissipation, the positive Jester invites us all out to play, showing us how to turn our work, our interactions with others, and even the most mundane tasks into fun.

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12 Archetypes (3/12) - The Caregiver

The Caregiver is an altruist, moved by compassion, generousity, and selflessness to help others. Although prone to martyrdom and enabling behaviors, the inner Caregiver helps us raise our children, aid those in need, and build structures to sustain life and health.