The Destroyer seeks, first and foremost, to win against others. This highly competitive archetype seeks to be the best at everything, sometimes at the expense of others, and sometimes to the great benefit of others.
The most externalizing archetype
The Equalizer seeks to improve him or herself and others. The primary means of achieving this for the Equalizer is competition.
Many archetypes expressing disgust and pride will relentlessly work on self-perfection, but only the Equalizer will let you know about it.
The most competitive archetype
The Critic seeks to remove the problems of the group— when those problems are people in the group.
Careful and calculating, the Critic is content to hone his or her critique skills when not directly confronted with a problem.
The Activist seeks to solve the problems of the crowd, often by making the crowd aware of problems. The Activist is particularly good at punishing those who don't fit his or her worldview.
Like many archetypes, the Soldier seeks out conflict. Unlike the others, the Soldier will only fight for his or her group, which he or she will see as the highest cause.
Other conflicts are seen by the Soldier as petty, a distraction from being the best possible fighting unit for the group.
The Architect is a driven, highly productive, creative archetype. He or she strives to create public technical and creative works that are seen by others.
The most Machiavellian of all the archetypes
The Designer has an eye for design.
Balanced designers have the ability to bring great beauty to the world.
The most perfectionistic archetype
The Dragon Slayer relies on the development of personal skills (or knowledge of the world) and self-perfection to overcome big problems.
The most independent archetype
The Professor archetype embodies the best qualities of professorhood: a loving outlook with an guiding hand in fear/anger and the narrative of the world.
The Professor is best at helping others reach their full potential at overcoming challenges of the physical world.
The Teacher archetype embodies the best qualities of a teacher: a loving outlook with an eye towards being a good group member.
The Teacher is best at helping others reach their full potential at being a good member of society.
The Fixer fixes what's broken in the world.
More industrial than creative, the Fixer prefers to focus on repairing or improving what's already there.
The Wizard is a balanced archetype who seeks to balance internalization and externalization for those closest to him or her.
Best off at helping others against problems, the Wizard externalizes similarly to the Hero.
The Hero is an asset to any group. Confident and loving, the Hero is very pro-social and self-sacrificing.
The ideal archetype— able to most healthily externalize.
The Doctor watches the world with a careful, observant eye. He or she brings the world into focus by eliminating the uninmportant.
The Defender protects him or herself and his or her family first.
A fierce friend, the Defender makes a great ally to have if attacked. Conflict is a last resort, however: The Defender is an inherent cooperator.
The most peaceful archetype
The Giver is characterized a desire to work for his or her community while also helping those closest to him or her.
Seeing the world as winners and losers, the Giver feels a burning inner desire to help both groups be successful.
The most generous archetype
The Scientist seeks to discover physical truths and share them with the world. They have a strong sense of the truth, and a strong aversion to untruths.
The most analytical archetype
The Artist seeks to discover inner truths and share them with the world. The Artist is creative and holds a detailed model of society.
The most internalizing archetype
The three dualities
Universal in everyone, the three emotional dualities are eristic, meaning they each must present an argument.
love/disgust argues for the extended self (self, close friends, family)
fear/anger argues for the world
guilt/pride argues for the group
The order and form of the three arguments are what characterize the differences between the personality archetypes.
Your eristic order
About once per heartbeat, all three eristic dualities present their emotional arguments. This is the basis of perception and personality.
The first and second arguments form an inner dialogue of sorts. Your archetype includes both your order and the reversed order. In a sense, your eristic order is a subtype of your archetype result.
The third argument informs your operating model.
The following is the order and usual form of your arguments:
First argument: love
The first argument characterizes your waking personality.
It represents roughly half of your emotional process, and, crucially, the first half— it makes its case first.
Your first argument is the love/disgust duality, expressing in the disgust form.
Good outcomes: High-achieving, tasteful, selective
Bad outcomes: Superficial, smug, germophobic
Your first argument is the fear/anger duality, expressing as anger.
Good outcomes: Confident, athletic, musical
Bad outcomes: Cocky, aggressive, violent
Your first argument is the guilt/pride duality, expressing in the pride form.
Good outcomes: Quality-oriented, well-mannered, involved
Bad outcomes: Boastful, egocentric, institutionally attached
Your first argument is the guilt/pride duality, expressing as guilt.
Good outcomes: Hard-working, details-oriented, connected
Bad outcomes: Gullible, shameful, easily exploited
Your first argument is the fear/anger duality, expressing in the fear form.
Good outcomes: Intelligent, creative, observant
Bad outcomes: Anxious, fawning, avoidant
Your first argument is the love/disgust duality, expressing in the love form.
Good outcomes: Passionate, warm, caring
Bad outcomes: Possessive, self-absorbed, controlling
Second argument: fear
The subconscious duality is the second argument presented in your typical emotional response.
It typically manifests as the tone of your supportive/critical inner voice. This duality characterizes how you think more than it characterizes who you are.
Your subconscious duality is love/disgust, expressing as disgust.
Good outcomes: Well-groomed, constructively critical
Bad outcomes: Perfectionistic, irritable, abrasive
Your subconscious duality is fear/anger, expressing as anger.
Good outcomes: Assertive, savvy, disagreeable
Bad outcomes: Vengeful, volatile, cruel
Your subconscious duality is guilt/pride, expressing as pride.
Good outcomes: Goals-oriented, organized
Bad outcomes: Goals-obsessed, Machiavellian
Your subconscious duality is guilt/pride, expressing as guilt.
Good outcomes: Conscientious, thoughtful
Bad outcomes: Pandering, overextending
Your subconscious duality is fear/anger, expressing as fear.
Good outcomes: Attentive, thorough
Bad outcomes: Paranoid, disbelieving
Your subconscious duality is love/disgust, expressing as love.
Good outcomes: Considerate, inclusive
Bad outcomes: Selfish, coddling, naive
The combination of your first and second arguments make up obsession, which characterizes the nature of your internal dialogue.
Third argument: guilt
The unconscious duality determines your interaction model for the world. The complexity of the duality here will determine the complexity with which you see the world.
Your unconscious duality is the love/disgust duality, expressing as disgust.
The love/disgust unconscious model is based on a single interaction state: Belonging. Because of its simplicity, the love/disgust interaction model is the fastest and most effective.
Good outcomes: Discerning, protective, health-conscious
Bad outcomes: Domineering, resentful, megalomaniacal
Your unconscious duality is the fear/anger duality, expressing as anger.
The fear/anger duality unconscious model is based on winning and losing. Specifically, it has four interaction states: Fight, flight, fawn and freeze. It's the most balanced interaction model.
Good outcomes: Competitive, charismatic
Bad outcomes: Too competitive, psychopathic
Your unconscious duality is the guilt/pride duality, expressing as pride.
The guilt/pride unconscious interaction model is the most complex, containing all five states of the other two (belonging, fight, flight, freeze, fawn) and four more. The guilt/pride model's complexity bogs it down, however.
Good outcomes: Socially conscious, leading
Bad outcomes: Alone, uncaring
Your unconscious duality is the guilt/pride duality, expressing as guilt.
The guilt/pride unconscious interaction model is the most complex, containing all five states of the other two (belonging, fight, flight, freeze, fawn) and four more. The guilt/pride model's complexity bogs it down, however. Feelers in this group will take time with decisions.
Good outcomes: Socially rewarding, cooperative
Bad outcomes: Anti-social, lethargic
Your unconscious duality is the fear/anger duality, expressing as fear.
The fear/anger duality unconscious model is based on winning and losing. Specifically, it has four interaction states: Fight, flight, fawn and freeze. It's the most balanced interaction model.
Good outcomes: Calculating, predictive
Bad outcomes: Disconnected, cold
Your unconscious duality is the love/disgust duality, expressing as love.
The love/disgust unconscious model is based on a single state: Belonging. Because of its simplicity, the love/disgust interaction model is the fastest and most effective.
Good outcomes: Self-caring, nurturing
Bad outcomes: Neglectful, naive
Each duality has two expressions, one internalizing and one externalizing.
Internalizing forms can be validated against an internal model. Externalizing forms need to be validated externally against others or the environment.
The internalizing and externalizing form of an emotion are the same emotion, the same argument expressed in inverted forms.
Internalizing & Externalizing
Your internalization score is 12/18 making you balanced.
Internalizers rely more on love, fear and guilt. Externalizers validate emotionally through disgust, anger and pride. The internalizing emotions are the "be" emotions, while the externalizing emotions are their "do" counterparts.
When assuming this persona, you have easy access to all six emotions and can more readily actualize.
Weak spot & Virtue
Your emotional weak spot is love.
Since your only externalizing duality expression is disgust, its internalizing counterpart love becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Lacking self-care, slow to trust others
Since your only externalizing duality expression is anger, its internalizing counterpart fear becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Overconfidence, clumsiness, cowardice
Since your only externalizing duality expression is pride, its internalizing counterpart guilt becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Intrusiveness, daftness
Since your only internalizing duality expression is guilt, its externalizing counterpart pride becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Self-effacing, negative self-image
Since your only internalizing duality expression is fear, its externalizing counterpart anger becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Over-analyzing, hesitant, bad-tempered
Since your only internalizing duality expression is love, its externalizing counterpart disgust becomes your weak spot.
Bad outcomes: Overly accepting, unhygienic
Since your archetype contains only externalizing emotions, you may have a hard time with the three internalizing emotions: love, fear and guilt.
Bad outcomes: Thoughtlessness, inability to think ahead, inability to self-reflect
Since your archetype contains only internalizing emotions, you may have a hard time with the three externalizing emotions: disgust, anger and pride.
Bad outcomes: Lack of assertiveness, inability to enjoy the moment, emotional "bottling"
Your emotional virtue is discretion. Virtues can be used to overcome your weak spot.
These archetypes are similar to yours:
Similar archetypes can make for good friends and colleagues.
Emotions can be fulfilled in different ways, aside from consciously feeling or acting on the emotion.
alcohol, cigarettes, opiates
stimulants, performance enhancers, cocaine
news, gossip, information, cannabis
Your weak spot or your third argument may predict problems with proxies or addictions.
Your emotional inventory, the emotions your archetype feels the strongest:
Active emotions will be easy for you to master, while reactive emotions will be the hardest.
Your archetype's ideal mask has inverted active/reactive emotions. Adopting your ideal mask is a great exercise to master reactive emotions.
As the most externalizing archetype, The Destroyer tends to bowl people over. Your interpersonal intensity is a great asset for early in relationships, but may grow toxic to the relationship as time goes on.
Destroyers who master the internalizing emotions of love, fear and guilt make for great inspirational figures and great relationship partners.
The Destroyer will find a unique challenge in the other supremacy archetype, The Equalizer. The Equalizer's mastery of rules and systems will perplex The Destroyer, especially in social or institutional settings. The Destroyer's aptitude for success comes from personal drive, not from a mastery of the system.
The disgust-anger-pride pattern may lead a feeler to not truly feel accepted unless he or she is the best of the best, or at the very top of pride's complex world model. These narrative demands can be extremely difficult to deal with.
The worst outcomes for The Destroyer may look like covert narcissism. The best outcomes are healthily externalizing in the "1-2-3" love-fear-guilt pattern, able to easily attain success and connect with others.
The Equalizer tends to see the world as a competitive system with winners, losers and lots of rules.
Like the Enforcer, the Equalizer has both disgust and pride as waking dualities. This makes them particularly adept at dealing with both people and institutions.
The Equalizer may find a weakness in planning or executing those plans. A Equalizer will tend to only be happy as the moral authority in either a family or an institution. Or both.
The worst outcomes of this archetype may see a feeler disconnected from the world. The Equalizer may find difficulty or simply not see the point of in-the-world activities, losing out on hobbies, trades, musicmaking, athletics and more.
Good outcomes see a Equalizer who is excellent at negotiating wins for his or her team. Unburdened by real-world constraints (except winning and losing), The Equalizer may be the best archetype at analyzing human systems.
While some of the other externalizing archetypes give their targets the benefit of privacy, The Critic is glad to carry out his or her externalizing in public.
Good outcomes see The Critic as a force driving society to confront problematic issues, particularly people. Bad outcomes look more like grandiose or performative narcissism conducted at the expense of others.
Like The Destroyer, The Critic may bowl people over. The sphere is different, however. The Destroyer tends to be better at personal relationships while The Critic is better at institutional ones.
As with any fully externalizing personality archetype, the weak point is internalizing. To an Critic, this looks like showing personal vulnerability and occasionally dropping the narrative facade.
With discerning taste and a quick connection to the crowd, The Activist functions as a lightning rod or alarm system of sorts for the crowd's concerns.
With a third unconscious argument of fear, The Activist can effectively filter these concerns to prioritize world-based, rational concerns.
Highly externalizing but still rational, this archetype can rub others the wrong way, like any archetype with a combination of disgust, fear and pride. Within this group, The Activist's self-society-world pattern makes him or her the best at connecting with others.
If The Activist is torn, it will be between doing what's rational and doing what the crowd wants. The Activist will tend towards picking the rational while the more externalizing Equalizer will tend towards doing what the crowd wants.
Anger, pride and love make for an eristic archetype that feels belonging while fighting for the group.
A part of the rational Scientist sub-group, The Soldier is world-conscious. He or she connects to the group easily and thinks of it often through the unconscious pride duality. The expression of pride in this slot pushes The Soldier to be a good example of his or her group.
The extended self world model of The Soldier gives him or her strong familial or romantic connections to fight for.
The Soldier tends to be externalizing only to those outside of his or her extended self. The unconscious weak spot of disgust makes it hard for this archetype to reject members of the extended self.
The internalizing nature of the Defender belies a great capacity for anger expression through the unconscious world duality. This archetype can keep up with the most externalizing archetypes, but only in short bursts.
The Defender normally has a strong sense of self-governance, but their competitive nature and third-place world duality vote can sometimes give them a passionate edge.
Passionate and motivated, the Defender does particularly well in competitive groups. They make great co-workers, though they may struggle in technical roles.
The Defender's emotional weak spot of fear may ironically make them seem fearless. In reality, fear has an important role-- the Defender should avoid rushing in to things. When the Defender gets in over their head, fear may overwhelm them. This is typically where the anger duality comes into play. Most of the time, the Defender is just a great, cooperative group member.
Working with (and defending) individuals and groups is the Defender's strong spot. Love and guilt, the emotions of selfhood and cooperation, form their thoughts. Defenders can win against many similar archetypes when in a group or societal situation. They're ultimately one of the internalizing archetypes, but can externalize with the likes of The Destroyer and The Brute.
With conscious and subconscious experiential dualities (like The Echo) and a world-first personality (like The Scientist), The Artist has an intense connection to the world which they want to share with others.
The inherent contradiction in The Artist (and its group) is the disconnect between the world, the first duality, and the other two which connect with people. This disconnect makes The Artist feel, well, disconnected. But it also paradoxically makes this archetype the best at recording their experiences and sharing it with others through art.
The Artist is typically smart, like The Scientist, but in an intuitive way, not an analytical way. These two archetype groups may find themselves at odds over differing definitions of intelligence.
The world-self-society order makes for very individualistic feelers. This applies to all of the archetypes in the Artist's subgroup.
Test results are not a diagnosis. Please see a clinician if you have clinical symptoms. This is a philosophical test created by a philosopher, not a clinical test created by a doctor or academic. Any references to outcomes, clinical or otherwise, are only philosophical, hypothetical possibilities for the archetype matched by the test, not for any individual that takes the test.