The 12 Primary Archetypes

Below you will find the full list of archetypes, along with a brief description of their typical traits. has developed a method of identifying your primary archetype with a high degree of accuracy.

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The Caregiver

The Caregiver is a compassionate altruist whose selflessness comes unparalleled. They're always willing to help the people around them, be it friends, strangers, or sometimes even foes.

Their generosity inspires everyone around them and fills receivers with an immense amount of gratitude.

The Creator

The Creator archetype associates itself with being completely and entirely original. Their greatest pride lies in their ability to be creative when it comes to everyday life and achieving the goals that they've set for themselves.

Creator's are constantly paving ways for others to follow.

The Explorer

Think of the Explorer as an adventurer who wants to make his mark in the world and discover new lands. The Explorer archetype has a high regard for his or her freedom.

Sitting still for even just a short period of time can cause them to feel jittery, uneasy, and restless. They crave adventure and they feed on new experiences.

The Hero

This archetype is known as the Hero. They thrive on bravado and seek every opportunity to display their formidable sense of courage.

Individuals who identify with this archetype tend to feel the need to prove their worth by performing courageous acts. It's one of the defining attributes of a typical Hero.

The Innocent

The Innocent archetype is typically naive and easily impressed by anything and everything, making them brilliant audiences for performances.

However, their naivety is not what defines them. The Innocent archetype is best defined by its sheer positivity and optimism.

The Jester

The Jester is an archetype that lives for the moment. Nothing pleases them more than experiencing emotions to the maximum.

The Jester is the one with the infectious laugh and a bag full of jokes. “Fun” is the Jester's middle name, and it has an insatiable desire for as much of it as possible.

The Lover

At first glance, the title “Lover” might come as a surprise to some. However, the Lover archetype is associated less with romance and sexuality, and has more to do with commitment and faithfulness.

The Lover archetype revolves vastly around emotions, feelings, and sensuality.

The Magician

The Magician archetype can be described to be somewhat aloof when it comes to forming personal connections. Their deep connections with the universe makes them difficult to understand.

Magicians tend to have a strong belief in their dreams, their abilities, and themselves in general.

The Member

The Member is one of the most interesting archetypes in society. They're essentially the building blocks of this world and are the ones who restore faith in humanity.

One of the most distinct attributes about a Member is his or her ability to blend into any group thinkable.

The Outlaw

The Outlaw archetype is best described to be free-minded and free-spirited. Nothing stands in their way and nothing controls their desires.

They're the true representation of what it really means to be the captain of your own ship.

The Ruler

Leading is arguably the most distinct trait of a ruler. While others tend to avoid playing the role of a leader, Rulers are absolutely comfortable with volunteering to take charge.

It's important to note that it's not the desire to lead that defines the Ruler archetype, but the actual quality of leadership that they're able to provide.

The Sage

The Sage archetype is highly dedicated when it comes to seeking knowledge and wisdom. If the Sage were a vehicle, then information would be its fuel.

Practically everything that they experience in life is a lesson for them, as they're able to identify the obscure meanings behind every event in their lives.

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