Saturday, October 3, 2015

What Personality Type are You? Part 5

     So far, we've explored the personality types as explained by Beinfield and Korngold in their book, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine.  Perhaps you don't resonate with the descriptions from previous weeks of the Wood, Fire, or Earth type.  Well, let's see how you do with today's quiz.

     This person often has an erect, trim physique, with smooth skin, delicate features and small bones.  They may hold themselves with their chest high.  They like definition, structure, and discipline.  They respect authority, virtue, and discretion.  They strive to live according to reason and principles.  They hold themselves, and others, in the highest of standards.  They love beauty, ceremony, and refinement.  They are often methodical, precise, and reserved.

     This personality type may have problems with coming across as indifferent or inhibited.  They may seem autocratic, overly strict, and persnickety.  They may seem formal, distant, and unnatural.  They might be labeled as self-righteous, perfectionistic, or dogmatic.  Physically, they may suffer from stiff joints and muscles, dry skin and hair, shallow breathing, sensitivity to barometer changes, and poor circulation.

     Does this sound like you?  If so, you are a Metal type, an Alchemist.  Metal types need to balance their rationality, self-control and meticulousness with passion (Wood), spontaneity (Fire), and social involvement (Earth).  Are you starting to see how a personality type needs all elements in order to stay in balance?

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