With the reading of Brett Bartholomew’s book Conscious Coaching, my appreciation and understanding of how archetypes fit into the picture has become much clearer, and the way that I now view archetypes as basically a shade of personality.
For in Brett’s book he looks at 16 different types of archetypes from the Technician, the Royal, the Novice, the Self-Sabotager, the Manipulator and the Underdog.
And adding it to my own work where Learners & Improvers, Needy People and psychophics becomes the broad categories of people.
So in understanding people one can begin going, what category do people fit into?
Are they a Learner & Improver?
Are they a Needy Person?
And then start going what shade of personality are they, in other words, what’s their archetype?
Are they a Technician?
Are they a Self-Sabotager?
Are they a Mouth Piece?
Are they a Leader?
And through this process, one will gain a greater appreciation of the type of people they are working with and what is the make-up of their team.
Because understanding people and their motivations can be quite complex, though when one begins working from principles, concepts and keys, that understanding becomes a lot clearer.
Because one of the arts of coaching is in getting everyone working towards common goals and its through understanding and working with all the different archetypes that one can get all the personalities working in the same or similar direction.
Like a painting, once one begins to understand the shades of colours, a picture becomes more vibrant and easier to see