The Five Elements
The method used in the personality quiz is based on the five-element system from China. It’s an ancient system used in Asian healing practices such as acupuncture and in disciplines such as feng shui. It is based on the theory that the world we live in is composed of the elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal, and that these same elemental forces also exist symbolically within all human beings.
By looking at our personality and temperament through the elemental system, we can better understand our own distinct patterns of behavior and get deeper insight into our motivations and those of others.
Master Your Superpowers uses the five elements as the framework upon which the Superhero Archetypes are developed. It’s a fun and simple, yet deeply enlightening way to get confirmation and useful direction on how to stay balanced so as to further our authentic power on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Archetypes are common behavioral patterns that we share with everyone human, regardless of culture, status, gender, or age. As human beings, we make more sense of our own lives when we are able to identify with what we have in common with others.
Every day, we unconsciously live by the many archetypal patterns we have within us, as they embody core elements of what makes us who we are. These archetypal patterns have their own set of values, desires, powers, fears, strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, and more.
Archetypes answer these two questions: “Who am I?” and “Who are we?” They give us the power to see ourselves as individuals, yet also show us how we are connected collectively. Archetypes are like a shortcut to seeing your unwritten rules and unconscious behaviors in a new way.
In this process, each one of the five elements has been personified and brought to life by transforming them into five Superhero Archetypes. Each superhero represents one of the five elements. Being aware of the strongest archetypal elemental patterns within you will not only affirm and inform who you are, but also empower you to be your best and most powerful self.