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Personality Type Analysis


In using The Amazing Name Numerology Calculator, many combinations of personality are possible. Each person is a mass of confusing and conflicting thoughts, feelings and emotions - a hybrid, made from an assortment of fundamental elements. The Amazing Name Numerology Calculator is designed to help sort out those mixtures. Each position on the diagram represents an aspect of personality that a number of numerology will influence. But it's not exactly the numbers of numerology that influence. The numbers of numerology are just convenient labels. What influences a personality are the fundamental abstract patterns in nature that the numbers represent.

The Numerical Tarot Deck, that is used to illustrate the abstract patterns in nature presented on this site, and in the book All Things Are Numbers, is divided into - or is a combination of - several smaller decks. Each deck is the same in what it attempts to describe. What is different between each deck is in how, and how much it describes. The Quaternary deck attempts to distill the essence of the basic, abstract, primordial patterns of existence into four cards that represent four stages of a theoretical model. The Major Trumps then expands on these four fundamental stages of existence, and attempts to anthropomorphize the basic, abstract, primordial patterns of existence into eighteen human icons. The Minor Suits then expand things even further, while focusing more on symbols and symbolic representations, with thirty six tableaus. Any one of these decks could be used to help describe the personality of a human as seen within the Amazing Name Numerology Calculator. But because the Minor Suits of The Numerical Tarot Deck has twice as many cards as the Majors, it can describe more. Both decks describe the same thing, the Minor Suits just uses more cards. In using more cards, it is able to make subtle distinctions in the variations of personality that the Majors cannot. With the dividing of the Ameliorate or Positive Majors into two suits (Coins/Addition and Cups/Multiplication) and the Deteriorate or Negative Majors into two more suits (Staves/Subtraction and Swords/Division) the difference between Analytical thought and Synthetical thought are realized... and described and illustrated. This is an important differentiation, because it reveals a fundamental concept that is important to understanding how people think.

Describing the nature of how people think, is not the primary goal of The Numerical Tarot Deck, but understanding how people think is important to the understanding of existence, which is the primary goal of the book All Things Are Numbers. And in this goal, the layout, and content, of the various decks can help.

Over the years, many great thinkers have tried to distill the essence of personality types to a select few. For quite a few of them, four seemed to be enough. Four basic "Types" mixed or modified in various ways, produce the seemingly infinite variety of expressions that we see. But, while many of these thinkers agree that there are only four "Types" they often disagree on exactly how to define what those four types are. In some cases, adjustment for semantics allow for some agreement to be found. In others there is little or none - meaning that four of his Types, and four of hers results in eight... etc, etc. As I did with my tarot studies, I am inclined to speculate that one of the reasons for the disagreement among authors on personality "Types" might be the fact that - like tarot - each person is grounding their conclusions in personal observation and the frequency of what they see - and NOT fundamental, abstract patterns in nature that transcend the influence of personal opinion. So, in devising my own personality "Types" I decided to see if I could come up with a model to describe some basic modes of thinking, using the fundamental, elemental, archetypal patterns seen and used everywhere else on this site - with complete disregard for what I myself may have personally observed in human behavior.

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Conveniently enough, my Quaternary deck describes a model of existence in exactly four stages! What luck! But what do those four stages represent? To save me a lot of typing, I would encourage you to answer this question yourself, by examining the rest of this site in detail. In particular, you might find it useful to acquaint yourself with the Apart/Together chart. In it, you will find several independent models, all describing the same four stages of existence with language specific to different examples (i.e. different colors of paint poured over the invisible man). It will also be useful if you examine the page devoted to describing the Quaternary cards of The Numerical Tarot. And the part of The Nickel Tour devoted to describing the Quaternary itself.

The Quaternary describes the four stages of a model of existence, but as pointed out elsewhere on this site, those four stages of development converge upon a fifth central point that all forms of existence logically have. So while the Quaternary is a good place to start for a study on modes of thinking, there is one more "mode" to consider, whose existence is only made evident when a full number line is revealed. So in stark opposition to tradition, I would like to present FIVE ways of being... or thinking.

In the past, I've heard some people compare their four personality "Types" to the four characters found within the story "The Wizard of Oz." I too see many similarities between those four main characters, and the four stages of my theoretical model. But in my case, my additional "mode" - or fifth way of being - now allows for the inclusion of the Wizard himself... or the Witch, depending on whether you are examining the positive or negative side of the Majors! In this analogy of form, the Scarecrow correlates with the Thought part of The Five Mental Senses Model. While Dorothy, the observer/explorer, equates with the vision part of that same model. The Tin Man's desire to know love then corresponds with the feeling part of that model, While the Lion's desire four courage corresponds to the instinct part. When the Quaternary is unfolded to create a full number line, we see the Wizard (or Witch) as the lynchpin "mode" that controls and unites all others.

Like chakras in the body...

1/9: The Scarecrow represents the thought of a physical brain or metaphysical mind.

2/8: While Dorothy represents the vision of physical eyes or a metaphysical spirit.

3/7: The Tin Man then represents the feeling of physical skin or metaphysical soul.

4/6: While the Lion represents the instinct of physical guts or metaphysical heart.

5: And the Wizard then represents the temper of a physical core or metaphysical essence.

Given these analogies, "modes" of thinking would follow, as:

1/9: The Scarecrow's Brain would be concerned with what is Knowable, or not - in either an Indicative or Intuitive way... making him either an Analyst or Synthesist.

2/8: Dorothy's Eyes would be concerned with what is Observable, or not - in either an Objective or Subjective way... making her either an Empiricist or Speculatist.

3/7: The Tin Man's Skin would be concerned with what is Touchable, or not - in either an Actual or Virtual way... making him either a Realist or Idealist.

4/6: The Lion's Guts would be concerned with what is Relatable, or not - in either a Practical or Instinctual way... making him either a Pragmatist or a Romaticist.

5: And the Wizard's Core would be concerned with what is Describable, or not - in either a Deductive or Inductive way... making him either an Rationalist or Theorist.

Here is a chart, that sums up my fundamental modes of thinking, laid across the nine numbers of a number line.


Analyst Empiricist Realist Pragmatist Rationalist Pragmatist Realist Empiricist Analyst
Analytical
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Coin [+]
Stave [--]
Indicative Objective Actual Practical Deductive Practical Actual Objective Indicative
Quaternary Brain
Knowable?
Mind
Eyes
Observable?
Spirit
Skin
Touchable?
Soul
Guts
Relatable?
Heart
Core
Describable?
Essence
Guts
Relatable?
Heart
Skin
Touchable?
Soul
Eyes
Observable?
Spirit
Brain
Knowable?
Mind
Cup (X)
Sword (/)
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Synthetical
Intuitive Subjective Virtual Instinctual Inductive Instinctual Virtual Subjective Intuitive
Synthesist Speculatist Idealist Romaticist Theorist Romaticist Idealist Speculatist Synthesist

There are of course several other models that you could superimpose over this chart to further clarify and further support these conclusions. I encourage you to look further and find those models elsewhere on this site, and check to see if consistency is afoot or not. In the mean time, it would behoove you to observe how the two sides of this chart effectively describe the subtle, yet distinct, difference between the suits of the Minors of The Numerical Tarot - being alternately Analytical or Synthetical, or Physical vs. Mental - or... dare I say it... Male/Martian vs. Female/Venetian! Personally I have no problem seeing this relationship within traditional decks like the Rider/Waite/Smith deck, and have intentionally included it within the design of my own deck. I think that if you look at each Coin or Stave card in the RWS deck through the eyes of an Analyst, Empiricist, Realist, Pragmatist or Rationalist you may begin to see a bit more. And if you also view each Cup or Sword card through the eyes of a Synthesist, Speculatist, Idealist, Romanticist or Theorist you may begin to see more. And if you then contrast and compare you may begin to see a grand pattern within the deck itself. If you don't see it within the RWS deck, take a look at The Numerical Tarot.

As an example of the Analytical vs. Synthetical relationship between suits of the RWS kind, I would point to:

3/7: The relationship between the Actual notion of physically sculpting a building within the RWS 3 of Coins, vs. the Virtual notion of love and joy found within the RWS 3 of Cups - both reducing to the notion of Touchability and Sensitivity etc.

2/8: One might also consider the physical motion of the 2 of Coins to be more Objective. While the notion of balance and equality found within the 2 of Cups might be considered more Subjective.

4/6: One might then consider the Practical sense of money found within the 6 of Coins, vs. the Instinctual sense of home and family portrayed within the 6 of Cups - both reducing to the notion of what you have, your substance or guts.

3/7: The 7 of Coins reveals a physical pause in activity for a realist to contemplate the Actual ripening of tomatoes. While the 7 of Cups reveals an idealist contemplating the Virtual leaps of his imagination.

1/9: The 9 of Stave's wall of finality suggests an Indicative mind at work. While the 9 of Sword's darkness of night suggests an intuitive mind at work.

Other examples may be a bit harder to see, partly because of how inconsistent the RWS deck is (in my opinion), and partly because these underlying concepts are so abstract.

Here is another chart that says the same thing as the one above - five "Types" of people, across nine numbers of numerology.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Analytical
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Coin [+]
Stave [--]
Inventor Developer Designer Engineer Director Engineer Designer Developer Inventor
Analyzer Scrutinizer Formalizer Organizer Supervisor Organizer Formalizer Scrutinizer Analyzer
Incisive Selective Creative Executive Legislative Executive Creative Selective Incisive
Quaternary Brain
Cerebral
Mind
Eyes
Perceptual
Spirit
Skin
Sensorial
Soul
Guts
Visceral
Heart
Core
Elemental
Essence
Guts
Visceral
Heart
Skin
Sensorial
Soul
Eyes
Perceptual
Spirit
Brain
Cerebral
Mind
Cup (X)
Sword (/)
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Synthetical
Pensive Reflective Sensitive Responsive Suggestive Responsive Sensitive Reflective Pensive
Loner Spectator Empathizer Participator Advisor Participator Empathizer Spectator Loner
Auditor Surveyor Composer Producer Mediator Producer Composer Surveyor Auditor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

On this chart, the Scarecrow, living in his brain, nailed to a post in the middle of a corn field, is a Loner. Dorothy, with her eyes following the yellow brick road, is a Spectator. The Tin Man, with his heart, is an Empathizer. The Lion, with his courage, is a Participator. And the Wizard, with his bag, is an Advisor. Together these five "Types" create a spectrum of social orientation that reflects the stages of the abstract model of existence put forth within the book All Things Are Numbers:

1/9: Loner = 0% Social
2/8: Spectator = 33% Social
3/7: Empathizer = 66% Social
4/6: Participator = 100% Social
5: Advisor = Neutral axis around which the social interaction takes place, like the eye of a hurricane.

Let's think of these five types another way, using an ever-popular sports analogy! Imagine a football stadium full of people and players:

1/9: The Loner is completely detached and not ever there = 0% Social.
2/8: The Spectator is somewhat detached and watching with a critical eye = 33% Social.
3/7: The Empathizer is somewhat involved and watching with a compassionate eye = 66% Social
4/6: The Participator is completely involved and totally there, on the field, ready to play = 100% Social
5: The Advisor is a neutral referee who stands at the line of scrimmage between the two sides that are about to get re-involved.

This pattern is of course the same as the pattern observed within the Apart/Together Model, seen elsewhere on this site:

1/9: Apart and Separate = 0% Social
2/8: Separate but Together = 33% Social
3/7: Together and Connecting = 66% Social
4/6: Connecting and Intersecting = 100% Social
5: Commingling and Superimposed = Neutral core.

Like I said before... you can spend a lifetime studying personality types and trying to group them into invented categories of your own design. Or you can simply observe the fundamental, elemental, abstract patterns of nature that influence us all, and logically deduce categories that are divinely inspired and just as inescapable. I choose the latter. But of course, our use of words means that even though I base my types on primordial patterns of nature, the words I use to clothe that "invisible man" are still my own. So in that sense, my categories are just as "invented" as any one else's. But I think that by creating these categories out of something other than gathered points of data, from statistics accumulated over years of personal observation, a certain degree of objectivity is achieved.

These are my "Five Ways of Being" or modes of thinking. Most people fluctuate between sides, always being a bit of each. And unlike some systems, most are a mixture of more than one. Some however are securely locked into one mode or another. To read more about the characteristics of each "Type" you can use the Amazing Name Numerology Calculator, or, reference the interpretation pages, found elsewhere on this site. For another interesting analysis of types that breaks down in pretty much the same pattern consult the essay entitled Consider the Source, elsewhere in this site.

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