AVOIDANCES AND TRAPS of the Personality

Each personality type Avoids a particular thing that they unconsciously believe will undermine their self-image (see below).  The personality Traps all seem right and good and practical – and they are – but they keep us in our trance.  My Passion arises when I get hooked into my Trap and it isn’t working.

Avoidances  Traps    Passions

1 – Imperfection

2 – My Own Needs

3 – Failure

4 – Ordinariness

5 – Scarcity

6 – Deviation

7 – Pain

8 – Weakness

9 – Conflict

1 – Making things right

2 – Being of service

3 – Achieving (efficiency)

4 – Being Different (unique)

5 – Detaching to Study 

6 – Creating safety and security

7 – Imagining and Planning

8 – Enforcing justice

9 – Being Temperate

1 – Anger

2 – Pride

3 – Vanity (or Deceit)

4 – Envy

5 – Avarice

6 – Fear

7 – Gluttony

8 – Lust

9 – Sloth

The thing we Avoid is necessary for our personal growth!

PERSONAL GROWTH
When we observe our Passion with kindness and without judgment, and notice our strong and habitual desire to Avoid, our Trap is no longer compulsive, but is our true gift transformed and freely shared.


Self Images (the Ego)

One: I am Principled
Two: I am Thoughtful
Three: I am Successful
Four: I am Different
Five: I am Knowledgeable
Six: I am Prepared
Seven: I am Fun
Eight: I am Strong
Nine: I am Calm and Peaceful