elemental

Devon

WOOD ARCHETYPE: The Pioneer.............................. 4
FIRE ARCHETYPE: The Wizard.................................... 8
EARTH ARCHETYPE: The Peacemaker......................... 4
METAL ARCHETYPE: The Alchemist.............................. 3
WATER ARCHETYPE: The Philosopher......................... 8

Keys To Understanding Fire:
• relishes excitement and delights in intimacy
• keenly intuitive and passionately empathetic
• believes in the power of charisma and desire
• loves sensation, drama, and sentiment
• likes to be hot, bright, and vibrant

Typical Problems:
• anxiety, agitation, and frenzy
• bizarre perceptions
• nervous exhaustion and insomnia
• palpitations, sweating, hypoglycemia, rashes, palsy
nerve inflammations, migratory pain
• abuse of stimulants and sedatives

A Friendly Reminder:
The power of Fire comes from the capacity to liberate heat and light and realize joy and fulfillment. Fire types need to temper their chemistry and contain their fervor, conserving as well as sharing their resources, withdrawing and separating as well as embracing and merging.

Water

Keys To Understanding Water:
• articulate, clever, and introspective
• self-contained and self-sufficient
• penetrating, critical, and scrutinizing
• seeks knowledge and understanding
• likes to remain hidden, enigmatic, and anonymous

Typical Problems:
• emotionally inaccessible and undemonstrative
• isolation and lonelines
• tactless, unforgiving, and suspicious
• hardening of the arteries, deterioration of teeth and gums
• backache, chilliness, loss of libido

A Friendly Reminder:
The power of Water comes from the capacity to conceive, concentrate, and conserve. Water types need to offset their toughness, bluntness, and detachment with tenderness, sensitivity, and openness, risking softness and contact, exposure and attachment.

Understanding your results:
The element with the highest score reflects your primary personality type. It is possible for some people to have 2-3 primary elements. It is important to remember that it is not the score that counts, but the relation between the scores.

You may also want to look at the elements with the highest scores and see whether they are opposite or adjacent to each other. Example: Wood and Fire and Earth are adjacent, whereas Wood and Metal, Fire and Water, are opposite. Adjacent elements with high scores reflect a strong supporting relationship, while opposite elements with high scores reflect a strong conflicting relationship. In this context, conflict is not necessarily good or bad- it represents the potential for movement and change as well as instability.


So, what's interesting here to me is that my major primary elements are in conflict with one another: Fire and Water. This is not surprising to me. It is probably not much of a surprise for those who know me or live with me. Michelle's elements are more complementary. Though we're both fire, which probably explains a lot about our compatibility. I'm always really intrigued by personality quizzes, horoscopes, etc. and the places we go to find out about ourselves, how we strive to find out ways to explain how we think and act.

Michelle's:

WOOD ARCHETYPE: The Pioneer.............................. 8
FIRE ARCHETYPE: The Wizard.................................... 12
EARTH ARCHETYPE: The Peacemaker......................... 13
METAL ARCHETYPE: The Alchemist.............................. 9
WATER ARCHETYPE: The Philosopher......................... 8

Keys To Understanding Earth:
• wants to be involved and needed
• likes to be in charge but not in the limelight
• agreeable and accommodating: wants to be all things to all people
• seeks harmony and togetherness
• insists upon loyalty, security, and predictability

Take the quiz yourself and see what you discover.