Using Archetypes to Expand the Concept of “Self” Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC (USA) Pad (UK). Your Catalysts. Marcia Reynolds, MCC. Pad. Based in London Author of ‘Team Me’ Executive Coach Focussed on Performance Improvement. Former President of ICF Global
Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC (USA)
Marcia Reynolds, MCC
Based in London
Author of ‘Team Me’
Focussed on Performance Improvement
THEY’RE EVERYWHEREWhat are Archetypes?
...and how many archetypes are there anyway?
Robert Moore +
Carol S. Pearson
adept at adaptation
Often occurs when personal needs are not being met.
Often occurs after a significant failure - having given it their best shot and still failing.
Hostile, compulsive, volatile, impatient, abusive, defiant, inflexible, can’t stand losing. Hates to see weakness in others, creates strife, loves to fight and cause pain. Makes mountains from mole-hills. Obsessive doer.
Courageous, action-orientated, confident, competitive, enforces boundaries, finishes the job, direct, determined, disciplined, loyal, dependable. Faces and pushes through pain.
Gives way under pressure, avoids pain and conflict, sloppy, can’t say ‘no’, can’t finish tasks. Ineffective. Inactive.
Can I be accepted as I am?
Do I have what it takes to be a leader?
What is power and how can I use it?
How will I know what I am meant to do as my purpose on this planet?
When We Ask “Who Am I?”
If Who I Think I Am Changes,
So Will My Behavior
Cultivating Your Selves Concept
You can choose your patterns of behavior instead of acting by habit, and still be authentically you.
Longs to Be Free?
Add 1 -2 more archetypes that want to be heard.
Pioneer Queen/King Revolutionary
Visionary Magician Collaborator
Lover Idealist Jester
Wanderer Hero/Heroine Adventurer
Seeker Superstar Ruler
Detective Artist Gambler
Storyteller Caregiver Inspirer
Healer Mentor Connector
Companion Nurturer Mother/Father
Warrior Rebel Advocate
Fixer Entertainer Thinker
Martyr Teacher Scholar
Just & fair
Loves order, peace, prosperity
Wise, learned, discerning perceptive
Rational, logical and reasonable
Values people & relationships. Empathetic.
Seeks harmony. Playful, Spontaneous
Enforces boundaries, finishes the job.
Direct, determined & disciplined. Loyal & dependable.
Transforms things. Has faith: brings hope. Creative & charismatic. Delights in mystery
Intuitive and prescience.
Brings humour, laughter, joy & colour Makes light of things - finds the funny side.
Who What How Feelings