What Is Your Psychological Archetype?

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By: Marie Hullett

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About This Quiz

Archetype stems from the ancient Greek word archein, which means "original" and typos, which means "pattern, model, or type." Together, the terms refers to the "original patterns" that emerge throughout the universe—whether in ideas, objects, or people. Around the middle of the 20th century, psychologist Carl Jung theorized that universal, mythical characters lie within the collective unconsciousness of people all over the world. Jung specifically defined 12 archetypes that he said everyone's psyches fall into. 

While most people share traits of a few different archetypes, typically, one character takes a clear lead. Some people are the innocent children of the universe at any age, while others assume the role of the wise old sage. Others provide lightness and laughter: These are the jesters. Finally, the heroes of the world attempt to save the day with their bravery and immense strength.

So, which psychological archetype are you? When you answer these questions, you'll out which mythical being lies inside your psyche and motivates your every move. The results may surprise you! 

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