The Type TV™ Show is based on the NP, SP, SJ, NJ compass (the Four Realms). The companion book contains an additional section explaining the classic Four Temperaments and features a second visual set (the Symbols) showing the 16 Types from that ancient and valuable perspective (The Four Natures). The temperament compass is not shown in the Type TV™ Show, but is another very useful way of organizing and understanding the 16 Types: NF, NT, SP, and SJ. In the companion book, I name them after their essential qualities:
The Map of the Four Natures shows the NF and NT in the left quadrants; the Map of the Four Realms arranges the 16 Types to show the NP and NJ in the left quadrants thereby creating a different quaternity that is based on the specific attitudes of the four functions described by Carl Jung and the Myers and Briggs® Codes. Different maps, different systems, different origins. In both maps, the right half does not change: the SP and SJ quadrants remain exactly the same in both maps.
The 16 Symbols are based on the Platonic Solids and an archetypal quaternity that is universally recognized, at some level, as a basic cycle reflected in both human nature and Mother Nature. Why have the four human natures or "temperaments" been recognized for over 5000 years? The secret is in the archetypal compass that shapes our perception.
Consider the qualities of the first four numbers: 1-Unity, 2-Duality, 3-Activity, and 4-Stability. They form a quaternity (the union of four in one). Each quadrant consumes the next in an eternal cycle. The four seasons always flow in the same order. Likewise, water evaporates into air, air combusts into fire, fire condenses on the earth, and earth is eroded by water. The four human natures follow the same cycle.
As far back as 2500 BC, personalities were observed to conform to this basic cycle. The four temperaments have gone under many different names over the last 5000 years.
HOME | TYPE TV SHOW | BOOK | DECODERS | ICONS | SYMBOLS | PONDS | F8 Posters | Your Type?