The Archetype Test


Archetype Test

Archetypes are images or roles we take on to achieve certain results. For example, archetypes can help us obtain steadiness, power, influence, and control and confidence. We enter into an archetype to achieve a certain result at the expense of another. Return to this test from time to time to see how your mood and your energy changes overtime. 

Archetypes that make you more steady

The Sidekick

Archetypes that make you more influential

The Angel

The Hero

The Rascal

Archetypes that make you more conscientious

The Mentor

Archetypes that give you more control

For example, in times when we lack confidence, we can be attracted to the sidekick archetype. The sidekick typically lives under the protective guise of a mentor or an inspiring figure. They study their mentors teachings and methods and they act to protect and to enforce the mentors mission or calling. The mentor provides the sidekick with control and guidance, as well as a conscience or a moral standard to live and abide by. The sidekick, in return, provides the mentor with energy, enthusiasm, and youthful lust, but also a balance and peaceful energy that can stave off the mentor’s proneness to worry.

Two other common archetypes are the rascals and the angels. The archetypal demon and angel on our shoulder. The rascal promotes lust and confidence, where the angel promotes care and careful consideration. The angel seeks to honour society and social expectations, where the rascal seeks to promote action towards what we enjoy and find fun. The rascal as the id, and the angel as the superego of sorts.

Looking at it more closely, there are sixteen archetypes in total that track our mood, our energy, our conscientiousness, and our sense of control.

The Hero (++++)

Steady

Influential

Conscientious

Dominant

The Sidekick (++—)

Steady

Influential

Lazy

Indecisive

The Mentor (—++)

Wavering

Uninfluential

Conscientious

Dominant

The Angel (+-+-)

Steady

Uninfluential

Conscientious

Indecisive

The Rascal (-+-+)

Wavering

Influential

Lazy

Dominant

The Muse (-++-)

Wavering

Influential

Conscientious

Indecisive

The Zombie (+—+)

Steady

Uninfluential

Lazy

Dominant

The Rival (——)

Wavering

Uninfluential

Lazy

Indecisive

The Champion (+++-)

Steady

Influential

Conscientious

Indecisive

The Royal (-+++)

Wavering

Influential

Conscientious

Dominant

The Prodigy (++-+)

Steady

Influential

Lazy

Dominant

The Trainee (+-++)

Steady

Uninfluential

Conscientious

Dominant

The Coward (—-+)

Wavering

Uninfluential

Lazy

Dominant

The Squire (—+-)

Wavering

Uninfluential

Conscientious

Indecisive

The Charlatan (-+—)

Wavering

Influential

Lazy

Indecisive

The Preacher (+—-)

Steady

Uninfluential

Lazy

Indecisive

As you can see, the archetypes track our mood and how we’re feeling, and how we act to fulfil various needs. The muse is an important archetype here: the muse is a person that pushes themselves hard to be enthusiastic, happy, and passionated at all times, beyond what is authentic, and beyond what they feel comfortable with, simply to have a positive impact on other people.

The contrasting polar archetype, the zombie, or autopilot mode, represents who we are when we make simple and easy decisions to avoid wasting energy on something we don’t care about. And that’s how it works, it’s like images or characters we enter into to manage different situations. We may avoid challenging or scary situations simply by engaging archetypes that pull us away from them.

1.I tend to see things from a negative perspective
2.I struggle to stand up for myself
3.I know what I want to do
4.I don’t have enough energy to do what I want
5.I tend to be described as pessimistic
6.I don’t know what’s right or wrong anymore
7.I tend to be a sponge who sucks in all kinds of information
8.I’m usually able to stand up for myself when necessary
9.I don’t tend to make a fuss about mistakes
10.I am able to push myself to do what’s right
11.I tend to be able to overcome obstacles
12.I tend to do what others tell me to do
13.I tend to always focus on what’s wrong
14.I let myself be controlled by others
15.I generally tend to stay positive
16.I do what I want, no matter what anyone tells me to do
17.I spend a lot of time on hobbies and passions
18.Very little interests me
19.I find it difficult to bring myself to care about something
20.I tend to ignore minor issues
21.I don’t have a strong opinion, so others can decide for me
22.Most things bore me
23.I tend to feel tired most of the time
24.I tend to think more about what others want than what I want


About Erik Thor

I am an INFJ and I want to combat the stereotypes and help promote personality psychology that doesn't limit or mistype you.