What story are you living?
Psychiatrist Carl Jung developed a model for the human mind and soul, called the Psyche. He theorized that there are three levels – the conscious mind (also known as the ego), the unconscious mind, and the collective unconscious. While the unconscious mind contains the motivation for our conscious thoughts and actions, the collective unconscious is comprised of shared human memory and concepts. They manifest themselves in art, mythology, dreams, movies, and stories as symbols and archetypes.
If you want to understand yourself, it helps to uncover which archetype you are embodying (and what story you're living).
Maybe you’re the Caregiver, someone who finds satisfaction in caring for and nurturing others.
Maybe you’re the Warrior, resolute in your convictions and courageous enough to stand up for your ideals.
Perhaps you’re the Creator, someone whose mind is overflowing with ideas and innovative ways of carrying out your vision.
Maybe you’ve embodied all three of these archetypes at different times in your life, or express some aspects of each but not completely. There are 12 main archetypes and understanding which ones are most and least active in your life help give you the perspective and insight to live the life you desire that is truly aligned with you.