Can your personality tell you which school to choose?

Finding the right university can be a difficult prospect. Should you choose based on location? Prestige? Scholarship potential? Your ability to get in?

What if choosing your next university was more like a calling? What if the best university for you is the one that best matches your personality traits?

Every university has its audience. Like a magnet, a school can grab your attention based on your subconscious desires you may not even know were important to you. The fastest way to uncovering the best school for you is through the art of introspection: diving into the deeper essences of who you are to discover your desires. Once you know more about yourself, try to match that with the university.

So what is ‘personality’?

 

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Miriam Webster offers these synonyms: disposition, temperament, temper, character, and personality mean the dominant quality or qualities distinguishing a person or group. Disposition implies customary moods and an attitude toward the life around one <a cheerful disposition>.
Temperament implies a pattern of innate characteristics associated with one’s specific physical and nervous organization <an artistic temperament>.
Temper implies the qualities acquired through experience that determine how a person or group meets difficulties or handles situations <a resilient temper>.
Character applies to the aggregate of moral qualities by which a person is judged apart from intelligence, competence, or special talents <strength of character>.
And personality applies to an aggregate of qualities that distinguish one as a person <a somber personality>.

What are archetypes and how can knowing them help you understand yourself?

Wikipedia considers several types of archetypes. One way to look at them is as statements, patterns of behavior, or prototypes (models) which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate. Another way to see them is as collectively-inherited unconscious ideas, patterns of thought, images, etc., that are universally present in individual psyches, such as is described in Jungian psychology.

When a person recognizes an archetype that plays out in their own behavior or personality, the person is better able to make decisions that matches with their own desires or inclinations.

Sofia University seems to attract a variety of different archetypes in our student, staff and faculty bodies. Read below for insight into the archetypes that resonate with our community and see if one or more fit you.

Then visit our website to learn more about our degree programs. Once you find a program that matches your archetype, contact our Admissions team for more information at admissions@sofia.edu or 1-650-493-4430.

 

Eight Personality Archetypes

Sofia University has always attracted those who connect with the following archetypes : Sage, Advocate, Caregiver, Visionary, Rebel, Creative, Spiritual, Performer.

 

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SAGE/INTELLECTUAL

What makes the energy of the Sage a match to the Sofia archetype is our focus on wisdom that comes from three sources – mind, body, and spirit.

We connect with the body’s wisdom through somatic psychology and aikido practices, harnessing the knowledge of deep consciousness through the participatory connection of mind, body, and spirit. Together with an intellectual desire for academic rigor, we provide a solid, holistic foundation of our university.

Check out this article on the Sage/Intellectual Archetype to see if it’s a match for you!

 

ADVOCATE

The Advocate archetype – often defined by a desire to work towards a cause that may bring Screen Shot 2016-10-31 at 4.37.04 PM.pngabout change in the world. Sofia University activates the advocate archetype by fighting for a psychology that incorporates balanced, body, mind and spirit whole person education. Just watch Bob Frager share his reasons for founding the school.

Now ask yourself, what is your deepest passion? What in your life or world triggers you to action? This could be where your advocate personality kicks in.  Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Advocate Archetype.

Check out this article on the Advocate Archetype and see if it’s a match for you! You can also view this sample report for a more detailed description about this archetype.

CAREGIVER

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-40-47-amThe Caregiver – often defined by a willingness to help others by providing support, guidance, and unconditional love and compassion.

Caregivers value connection and relationships and make great therapists, counselors, and educators. Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Caregiver Archetype.

Check out this article on the Caregiver Archetype and see if it’s a match for you! You can also look at this sample report to see if the description fits.

 

VISIONARY

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-3-32-50-pmVisionaries see possibilities and solutions where others see problems. Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Visionary Archetype.

As a pioneer in transpersonal psychology, we too envisioned new possibilities for humanity that are finally taking root in the mainstream with the focus on mindfulness and conscious business and technology.

Check out this article on the Visionary archetype and see if it’s a match for you!

 

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The Rebel energy – often defined by a willingness to step outside the box and a refusal to be defined by conventional and traditional beliefs. Rebels are change-makers and are willing to go the extra mile to inspire and revolutionize old ideas, theories, and behaviors. This university has never allowed other fields of psychology to define us.

With 41 years under our belt in the study and research of transpersonal psychology, the school has succeeded in producing stellar scholars who investigate and research topics other schools may not see as valuable. Our dissertation faculty specialize in the different. Check out the list.

Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Rebel Archetype.

Check out this article on the Rebel Archetype and see if it’s a match for you!

CREATIVE

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-4-48-19-pmThe Creative energy – often introverted and original and seeking self-expression.

Creatives consider life their canvas, and are both sensitive to and inspired by the world around them. Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Creative Archetype.

Check out this article on the Creative Archetype and see if it’s a match for you!

 

SPIRITUAL

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-4-27-12-pmThe Spiritual archetype – often defined by a strong desire to seek the truth, find meaning in life, and connect with something greater than themselves.Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Spiritual Archetype because of our focus on transpersonal psychology, which aims to better understand the spiritual aspect of the human experience.

Check out this article on the Spiritual Archetype and see if it’s a match for you! You can also check out this sample report for a more detailed description about this archetype.

 

 

PERFORMER

The Performer archetype – often defined by a confident attitude, and entertaining attitude.

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Performers enjoy attention and love to stand out in the crowd. Our programs are a great fit for individuals who identify with the Performer Archetype because of our small, inclusive classes that allow students to share center-stage with their classmates. We also have a strong Creative Expression concentration that can support your artistic and creative flair as you move through any degree program.

Check out this article on the Performer Archetype and see if it’s a match for you! You can also read the sample report for more detailed descriptions on this archetype.

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