Is there anyone in your life who’s important to you whom you struggle to connect with?

Have you ever felt like there was something wrong with you because you couldn’t do something that seemed to come so naturally to someone else?

Have you ever tried to go down a path that you felt like you were ‘supposed’ to go down, only to find out that you just couldn’t do it?

Yeah, me neither.

Anyhow…

For thousands of years, we’ve realized on some level that people are born fundamentally different from each other.

In that time, philosophers and psychologists have done their best to explain this.

HumorismAt one point, the accepted theory was that we each have four bodily fluids (black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood) that determine our general disposition. The most prevalent one in our body produces a specific set of traits (sounds legit, right?).

The system did a pretty good job of identifying basic differences in people’s temperaments and it was used for centuries.

But of course, with what we know about modern science and medicine the whole bodily fluids thing is kind of ridiculous…

JungIt wasn’t until Swiss psychologist Carl Jung published his book ‘Psychological Types’ in 1921 that we started to form our modern understanding of personality type.

Jung figured something out that was a game changer. And still, nearly 100 years later, very few people are ever taught about it. If you come to understand it, it will change the way you think about everything…

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Introduction to Personality Type pt 2 – The Cognitive Functions →