Category Archives: Somatotype and Other Theories

The Failure of Psychology

Psychology is failing….. miserably. The primary purpose of psychology is to help people understand themselves. Millions of college students every year take psychology 101. How many of them would you say “Know Themselves”. I have been thinking about this for … Continue reading

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The Curse of Phrenology

The idea that you can look at someone’s physique and gain insight into their temperament is widely viewed as quackery. However, there is no real basis for this stance because anyone with an ounce of google can dig up published … Continue reading

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Somatotype and the Four Temperaments

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS The “four temperaments”  are the oldest and most enduring typology.  Whenever type is discussed the Classic Temperaments are at least given a brief nod of recognition. Today, various type theorists use that ancient model and go on … Continue reading

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Somatotype and Myers-Briggs

Myers-Briggs is an extension of Jung’s system of psychological types.  The glaring problem with the Myers-Briggs personality classifications is that it is based on the idea that everyone can be put in an either-or category. You have to be either … Continue reading

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Jung’s Obsession With Mandalas

When you look closely at Jung it becomes clear that he doesn’t always use terms according to dictionary definitions. Because my main concern in this discussion is with the relationship between the four functions I will endure Jung’s sometimes idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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