This is a bit of a wildcard episode, which I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time, but only now have I got my sh*t together (i.e. research) and have made it into a thing.
We spoke about myth recently, and the value of myth in our every day lives, whether it’s giving us courage and self-belief to take on life’s obstacles, to giving us a greater sense of meaning and belonging while we’re on this watery rock.
Now, I want to get more into the creative side of myth, and have some fun with some of the archetypal characters we meet in mythology and tie in some pop-psychology, and personality type stuff, just because this is the Creative Introvert 😉
The Plan: I’ll tell you about a selection of gods and goddesses who I’ve been learning about and how they can inspire us creatively.
I’ll also be sharing my Myers-briggs analysis of each of these legendary figures – actually its not an analysis, I’m not qualified for that and they aren’t people like you and I are people, so that wouldn’t work. But I did find a way to link the 8 types of introvert (INFP, INTJ, INFJ etc) to each of the gods and goddesses, just for fun.
So if you like you can match your personality type to the corresponding god or goddess, or not – it’s just one way to explore these archetypes. You’ll most likely find that you identify with 2 or 3 of them, or more. And if you would like to argue with my typing PLEASE DO, I would enjoy that (Mercury in Aries) and so feel free to email me your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download a free PDF guide to all of these gods + goddesses of creativity, summarising the types and giving you tips for working with each archetype below!
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