This page is dedicated to links and information about various archetypal systems. Here you can explore Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, Junian Archetypes, The Big 5 (OCEAN), Tarot, and more! 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Myers-Briggs is a great place to start if you're just beginning your archetype journey. Many people know it and the terms you learn here will help you with other systems.  That being said, MBTI is limited, not scientifically accepted, and hard to test. In my experience people often mistype themselves due to poor test questions and an unclear sense of who they are compared to other people.  It's often misused by people to prescribe behavior instead of to better understand the self in relation to others.  But it's also fun and useful when studied and used with care.  I love guiding people through this typing system and since it is so popular, I think it's an important place to start.  

Human Metrics - fun site with explanations and a free test

Personality Page - Good descriptions of the 16 types

 

There are many many videos about the Myers Briggs functions, but this is one of my favorites.  It explores the difference between Introverted and Extroverted Feeling as seen in an INFP and an INFJ

Enneagram

The Enneagram system is complex, spiritual, and subjective.  If the MBTI is about the personality you were born with, the Enneagram is about how you've experienced the world; your upbringing, your experiences, your coping mechanisms.  This system can be harder to get into because it's less flattering and more about how you see the world inaccurately.  It's also incredibly helpful for relationships, for self improvement, and personal growth. It's one of my favorite typing systems and is the one that I see having the most beneficial impact on the people who dive into it.  My favorite book is by Helen Palmer and you can usually find a cheap copy in a used book store.  This system doesn't lend itself well to tests and really requires some deeper reading and analysis to be useful.  If you're curious about the Enneagram and want to talk to me about it, just send me an email and we can set a time!

Helen Palmer's Website

Links about Jungian Archetypes

Alex Hurst Blog - A great blog that goes more deeply into archetypes using characters from popular books and movies

Archetypes.org - A short test and descriptions of Jungian archetypes