Warriors, Witches and Wonders: A creative workshop introducing the monomyth and archetypes for public speaking and communication

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How can Frodo and Elle Woods help you be a better speaker? Let Dr. Marlen Harrison (Southern New Hampshire University) introduce you to the power of myth and the hero with a thousand faces in order to help you tap into your creative potential.

This exciting workshop will introduce participants to the Campbellian monomyth (see Joseph Campbell) and universal archetypes (see Carl Jung) of human behavior in order to support a deeper understanding of the significance of story in our lives and creative processes.

***Participation in the workshop will require completion of brief online readings (30-45 minutes) and an archetype assessment (15 minutes) that may be completed just prior to the workshop. During our time together, we’ll discuss these archetypes and their relationship with “communication, self-expression, self-discovery, empowerment, and change” (Lennon, 2013) and consider applications in our daily lives. Though largely discussion-based, all participants are asked to bring any tools, supplies, materials, etc that they may need to develop creative output; participants will complete the workshop by developing individual or small group “archetype projects”, activities that utilize archetypes and creative expression (note: this project may be your group storytelling projects). For example, writers might be inspired to write; dancers to choreograph; musicians to compose; artists to sketch, etc. More excitingly, I hope this encourages some cross-disciplinary collaboration!

Outcomes:

  • Students will become familiar with Jungian (and literary) archetypes
  • Students will gain a rudimentary understanding of the monomyth
  • Students will discover their own dominant archetypes
  • Students will gain insight as to how awareness of archetypes aids growth and development
  • Students will make connections between archetypal self-awareness and creative expression
  • Students will apply what they’ve learned to their class projects.

Materials Needed: Students will need access to the internet and a computer in order to complete the readings and archetype test.

GETTING STARTED PRE-TASKS (approximately 60 minutes): The following sections are your workshop pre-tasks. Failure to complete these will prevent you from fully understanding and participating in the workshop. As you are college students, I expect you to skim and scan your readings for specific info and main ideas; I do not expect you to have read every word! Pay attention to my suggested time frame; no need to spend more time on these…think of them as a warm-up and overview!

***When you’ve completed the pre-tasks, leave a comment/reply at the bottom of this page with

  • your name and major,
  • your archetype info copied and pasted,
  • and finally, a 1 paragraph reflection that summarizes what you make of all this so far.

Your completion of these activities will show me that you have completed the pre-task and are ready for our workshop! I’ve left a sample comment below to show you what I’m expecting.

PART 1, MONOMYTH (15-20 mins)

In order to prepare for our workshop, let’s take a look at the documents/videos/survey below and then reflect on what we see/think/feel. This first document compares the Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter characters, suggesting that sometimes we encounter universal stories that show characters in universal situations and exhibiting universal behaviors. Take a look at the document and then consider the reflection below.

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REFLECTION (5 mins): What do you make of this similarity between Luke and Harry? Consider the common formula used in many animated Disney films or Hollywood blockbuster movies – what do they all have in common? Here are a few short video clips to get your thinking wheels turning:

THE MONOMYTH (5 mins)

Take a look at this page:

http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/hero_journey/hero_journey.htm

This is an introduction to a common series of situations termed the monomyth. This idea was first introduced by the writer James Joyce in his novel, Finnegan’s Wake, and then later developed by mythologist, scholar and professor Joseph Campbell who after years of researching comparative mythology and culture suggested that this monomythic sequence of events may be found across history and across cultures. In short, many of the world’s most-loved stories, folk tales, fairy tales, etc share some striking commonalities.

REFLECTION (5 mins): Can you think of other stories, movies, etc that share the action discussed in the monomyth? If you had to pick one of the stages from the monomyth that most closely described where you are in your life, today, which one would it be? Why? Now read the passage below from Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth (click me to view this book at Amazon.com)

“The whole sense of the ubiquitous myth of the hero’s passage is that it shall serve as a general pattern for men and women, wherever they may stand along the scale. Therefore it is formulated in the broadest terms. The individual has only to discover his own position with reference to this general human formula, and let it then assist him past his restricting walls. Who and where are his ogres? Those are the reflections of the unsolved enigmas of his own humanity. What are his ideals? Those are the symptoms of his grasp of life.” – (Campbell, The Power of Myth, p.121)

REVIEW of PART 1: Ok, so far we’ve considered Campbell’s monomyth as rooted in primitive cultures, universal (not just related to one culture or historical period), evident in multiple types of literature and reflective of the hero’s journey, a common sequence of events/behaviors that we all encounter throughout our lives. Next, let’s go deeper and examine these situations/behaviors, also known as archetypes.

PART 2, ARCHETYPES (25-30 minutes)

READINGS: Begin by reviewing the following pages (10 mins):

  1. The 12 Common Archetypes
  2. You Are the Starring Character in the Story that Is Life

QUIZ: Now, let’s have some real fun and take an online quiz (10 mins) to find out what our current dominant archetypes are. When you’re done, copy and paste your info into a comment/reply at the bottom of this page along with your reflection and reference (more on that below). Awakening the Hero Within Archetype Quiz (10 mins). Give it a few seconds for the page to fully load and the blue GET STARTED icon to appear. When you finish and there are questions about gender, birthday and relationship status, SKIP THEM and click SHOW ME MY RESULT.

***When you’ve completed the pre-tasks, leave a comment/reply at the bottom of this page with

  • your name and major,
  • your archetype info copied and pasted,
  • and finally, a 1 paragraph reflection that summarizes what you make of all this so far.

Your completion of these activities will show me that you have completed the pre-task and are ready for our workshop! I’ve left a sample comment below to show you what I’m expecting.

 

DAY OF THE WORKSHOP

I. Introductions; review archetypes, monomyths, origins of story and discuss our current understanding of the workshop topic. (20 mins)

II. Discuss our own dominant archetypes. (15 mins)

III. Discuss how to use the archetypes/monomyth for self-empowerment, storytelling and public speaking. (15 mins)

IV. Creativity and discussion break. (20 mins)

V. Question and answer time. (15-20 mins)

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  1. Iris Reichman says:

    Iris Reichman
    Major: Biology
    Travel Storytelling Theory and Practice By: Arch Woodside & Carol Megehee
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13032917.2009.10518897

    I think that all this is very interesting and very informative. I really liked learning about the hero archetype and how it relates to many of the Disney and Hollywood movies. It seems that that certain one keeps people on their toes and wanting to hear the rest of the story. While I was reading about it I was thinking to myself how fun it might be to even write a book using the hero archetype. It just seemed like a simple thing to do with everything listed out so well.

    The Fool
    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

    Huerta, Jorge. “Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth.” Cambridge University Press. (2000): n. page. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.

  2. Ashleigh Johnson says:

    Ashleigh Johnson, Communication
    Pocahontas: Story, http://culture.com/articles/1792/pocahontas-story.phtml

    Reading these articles has really done, is brought to light something I think, subconsciously, I already knew. I feel all stories, myths, fairy tales, are highlighting the struggles that people in the real world go through. It might not be spelled out clearly but, all the stories definitely track out a journey or a quest to find or accomplish something. Whether or not its something physical or whether the person is on the journey to find themselves/ who they really are is up to the writer. Also, it really clears up that most stories have something more than “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” in common.

    You are the Fool!
    69% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 67% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 71% Lover, 46% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 64% Magician, 66% Ruler, 51% Sage and 87% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  3. Gordon Bonnett says:

    Gordon bonnet Music Major, Dance/ Theater minor. “Hopi Coyote Tales: Istutuwutsi,” by Ekkehart Malotki, Michael Lomatuway’Ma. This book documents several Hopi tales about Coyote and their creation story surrounding him. He is a mischievous and tricky character best categorized as revolutionary.
    I feel that the practice of storytelling and myths themselves are intrinsic to any human population. I found it intriguing that Campbell suggested that a person read myths from other cultures and religions. I think that’s a very valid idea because people tend to enter a subject or happening with their own ideologies and conceptions deriving from their own culture. Looking at other cultures’ stories also forces our brain to grow and gain acceptance for how other societies are ordered and what is significant to them. Too many times we have prejudices and collect schemas to organize and simply our thinking but that technique can be detrimental at times. Although the Archetypes are somewhat critical and superficial, because not everyone fits the 12 types exactly, it is a great way to ease the difficult of classifying those sets of peoples. Archetypes are also very similar to the stock characters in Comedia del’arte which represented different character traits, masks, movements, ect. I was particularly fond of the Campbell and Moyers book regarding the importance to myths not only for language, or simply sharing them, but the spiritual transcendence of them and the significance they play in our lives. “Myths are clues to your spiritual potential” (Campbell).
    I guessed my archetype and was pretty close. I guessed innocent then creator but that flip flopped; I would say that it’s very accurate.73% Innocent, 27% Orphan, 53% Warrior, 80% Caregiver, 57% Seeker, 59% Lover, 27% Destroyer, 93% Creator, 67% Magician, 79% Ruler, 59% Sage and 50% Fool!

  4. Mia Watkins says:

    When I read this article it made me think of many other movies that have the same underlying archetypes. I was also very shocked by the harry potter and star wars replacements. All they did was change the name to Harry Potter and it was basically the same story.
    I was given the title caregiver and I was a little surprised that it was my dominant archetype. I do fit the description perfectly, but it bothers me a little bit. I do not enjoy giving so much too others and there is little to no reciprocation. I was happy when I read that caregivers are the best parents.

    Mayday!: Asking for Help in Times of Need: Easyread Edition
    By Klaver, M. Nora Page 15

    CAREGIVER
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  5. Kevin Falck says:

    Major – Business Management

    Overall, I found the information regarding the monomyth and archetypes very interesting. Prior to this assignment, I had never noticed the similarities between Harry Potter and Star Wars. Additionally the similarities among all adventurous movies. They all follow the same basic plot line with minor twists. Additionally, each of the stories do contain the various archetypes. After taking the quiz, I found that I was the “creator”. I was not completely surprised by the results. I am consistently looking to better my surrounding however, I am not that great with change. I have a certain way I like things and an alteration to this pattern bothers me. However, I do agree that I know what I want and will do what it takes to accomplish my ambitions.

    Quiz Results — You are the Creator!

    64% Innocent, 20% Orphan, 71% Warrior, 31% Caregiver, 54% Seeker, 55% Lover, 41% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 41% Magician, 64% Ruler, 59% Sage and 57% Fool!

    Additional Article:
    Cultivate self-awareness to find self-empowerment, author says
    By: Janelle Weigel
    http://www.denverpost.com/rss/ci_22342339
    http://www.denverpost.com/rss/ci_22342339

  6. Monica Pena says:

    You are the Creator!
    62% Innocent, 31% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 54% Lover, 42% Destroyer, 78% Creator, 56% Magician, 72% Ruler, 59% Sage and 65% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Major: Film/Media Arts
    Publication: The Use of Mythological Themes to Elicit Socially Appropriate Behavioral Skills
    Stanton, Deirdre, Blair McKissock, and Robert Dailey. “socially Appropriate Behavioral skills.” Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice (2012): 201.

    Refelction: This was an interesting exercise. I feel that my archetype was interesting and somewhat accurate. I do enjoy to be creative, as well as being kept busy. I also strive on individuality and authenticity. I feel that I take full responsibilities for my actions most of the time, and that I always try to improve–or correct–what it is that I have done wrong. Overall, I thought the quiz results were accurate and gave me a good understanding of the kind of person I am.

  7. Cendy Schutt says:

    Cendy Schutt– Philosophy Major
    You are the Caregiver!
    47% Innocent, 44% Orphan, 74% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 59% Lover, 56% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 57% Magician, 69% Ruler, 55% Sage and 70% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    Reference 1. Frodo, Mulan and Chris all have a journey of a proving something to someone; to they are capable of doing what needs to be done.
    Reference 2. The Lion King is like the monomyth (Simba) – I’m in the initation phase with the roads of trials.

    http://www.ikmagazine.com/xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.73B7B9F8-C855-443B-A6EF-80866B2F1B22/eTitle.From_storytelling_to_narrative_Archetypes_as_an_instrument_of_narrative_patterning/qx/display.htm

    It was interesting to see all the little things that are truly behind a story. All my life, the only thing I needed to know about a story was the hero and the villain but now I was introduced with more titles that make sense and should not be ignored. Storytelling is a wonderful way to keep history alive. If people would take storytelling seriously, then future generations can keep the tradition of a family alive. I’m starting to love storytelling and archetypes helped with that.

  8. Taylor Bardwell says:

    Taylor Bardwell – Performing Arts major
    “The Creator” – I tend to be a “goal oriented” person in order to create my life. I set my sights high and I will do whatever it takes to achieve it. I am also known to be a very independent and self driven person. I am a big believer that we all have control over our own destiny.

  9. Meghan Miller says:

    Major- Liberal Studies concentrating in Humanities and Social Sciences

    You are the Creator!
    66% Innocent, 37% Orphan, 56% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 62% Lover, 45% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 60% Magician, 48% Ruler, 55% Sage and 83% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    http://sdeluty.edublogs.org/2010/11/06/the-monomyth-tim-burtons-alice-in-wonderland/

    I find it very interesting that I was given the title “Creator,” because I do always look for another way to do things in my life. I try not to stick with what every one else is doing. I also found the idea of a “monomyth” incredibly interesting. I always knew that there with some stories or movies with extremely predictable endings and I never knew why I could always see where they were heading. And now it makes sense, it’s because I’ve seen it before.

  10. Wyatt Butler Marine Science says:

    Wyatt Butler Marine Science

    Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison
    Warriors and Witches: Understanding Archetypes & the Monomyth for Performance & Growth

    The Legend of Punahou
    This is a story simalar to brother and sister we read in class it is a Hawian story and carrys many influences from that culture. it is the story of a brother and sister who live with a evil step mother who has an ugly daughter they run away and find refuge in the forest. Also there twins and there fauther is the Cheif much like a king.
    http://www.to-hawaii.com/legends/punahou.php

    I found it interseting that all these common themes and role models developed as a base for all storys. i suppose this makes sence as i think to any story I have ever enjoyed. I can identify many of these roles. Even more interesting was the quiz it was cool to see what role I would fill or am filling in the story of my life. I agree 100% i am the creator the warrior and the magician. I suppose it is true that we are all inherantly human.

    I Am The Creator

    58% Innocent, 38% Orphan, 81% Warrior, 54% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 57% Lover, 30% Destroyer, 93% Creator, 71% Magician, 64% Ruler, 60% Sage and 63% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

  11. Olivia Gracie says:

    Olivia Gracie – Biology Major. I found this exercise really cool and am upset that I missed the actual workshop because it sounded like a lot of fun. I was was characterized as “The Fool”. At first I didn’t like this characterization, but as i read on about it, I began to see that it was more and more like me. I thought it was a really interesting quiz-meaning the questions that were asked as well. The first part of this exercise about harry potter and star wars really intrigued me, and I think it’s a great way to start and get your brain thinking of all the similarities.

  12. Denise M says:

    Professor Lennon Class:
    My name is Denise Muniz Allied Health major concentration in Occupational Therapy the article I found was written by Jason T. Duffy titled A Heroic Journey: Re-Conceptualizing Adjustment Disorder Through the Lens of the Hero’s Quest. This article was about the use of mono myth as a type of “bibliotherapy”.

    http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=c9bd4a00-b0e8-4d1f-afa9-571ad7a11ba1%40sessionmgr4003&vid=9&hid=4110

    My Results from the Awakening the Hero within Archetype Quiz was
    I am the Magician
    51% Innocent, 27% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 68% Lover, 55% Destroyer, 59% Creator, 70% Magician, 52% Ruler, 56% Sage and 59% Fool!

    Goal: Transformation
    Fear: Evil sorcery
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Transform it
    Task: Align self with cosmos
    Gift: Personal power
    Addictions: Power, hallucinogenic or mind-altering drugs

    Reflection: I was very interested in doing this activity it real made you see all the similarities in those favorite heroic stories and movies you watch. I knew there were similarities between stories but reading in more detail about them and after Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Monomyth all these movies come mind that have a lot in common and even share similar scenes in them. As for the quiz I also thought it was interesting the questions that were asked and the results I do think fit me and the type of person I am I enjoyed taking it and can’t wait to hear from Dr. Harrison himself.

  13. Marisa DeRosa says:

    Marisa DeRosa
    University of Tampa
    Communication Major Dance Minor
    I was characterized as “The Fool”
    “The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.”

    Reflection one: I have never seen Harry Potter and Star Wars so I couldn’t relate to the similarities, but from what I read I think that is pretty interesting how they could be the same plot just with different names/places/items. I feel that movies all follow a tragedy/adversity/love pattern.

    Reflection two: I believe that those pattern can be fit for any action movie.
    The refusal of call would be the one that relates to my life because at first I deny the task at hand because I can be lazy, or I don’t think I am capable of it or I don’t want to abrupt my present life.

  14. Heather Cote says:

    Heather Cote- criminal justice major/dance minor
    http://www.bookforfree.us/PDF/Green-Man:-The-Archetype-of-Our-Oneness-With-the-Earth-BY-William-Anderson-ID9706.pdf
    I found this book, Green Man: The Archetype of Our Oneness With the Earth by William Anderson that explores the archetype that connects us back with nature.

    I’ve come to realize that with the more movies I watch and books I read, almost everything has the same plot. There are never any movies or books that end with the bad guy winning or the good guy losing. So, it did not come as a shock to me when I read how similar movie plots tend to be. I was also not surprised by my results, I believe that I am always trying to better myself and my surroundings.

    You are the Creator!
    55% Innocent, 38% Orphan, 69% Warrior, 54% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 49% Lover, 56% Destroyer, 78% Creator, 44% Magician, 53% Ruler, 51% Sage and 59% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  15. Laurin Aguilar says:

    Name: Laurin Aguilar
    Major: Criminology
    Author and Title: Aladdin by Antoine Galland
    Reflection: I think that it’s kind of crazy that there’s a basic pattern that are found in many narratives from around the world. Although I’ve read and have been told many fairly tales and stories, I never really realized that their journeys are interchangeable. I realize this more so with Disney movies since they are more obvious to me. I also relate this to many stories that I read in AP Literature and Composition in high school. We even focused on “the hero’s journey” after reading The Odyssey, but I had no idea that that was the concept of the monomyth. It has me wondering if this applies to people’s real lives as well?

    Archetype info:
    You are the Fool!
    50% Innocent, 28% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 62% Lover, 52% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 53% Magician, 64% Ruler, 68% Sage and 78% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  16. Desiree says:

    Desiree Boren
    Major: Dance
    https://www.archetypes.com/timeline/archetypes-disney-princesses

    Summary: I found the article interesting because each Disney Princess had a specific archetype. As little girls, we admire these young princesses and seeing that they have certain qualities could mold our character. I feel like the test was right because I do like to help others and care about people on a daily basis. Currently, I work as a step aerobics instructor and vitamin educator. Both of these jobs require a lot of caring and trust.

    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test …
    You are the Caregiver!

    69% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 87% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 62% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 59% Magician, 64% Ruler, 53% Sage and 80% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.

    Fear: Selfishness

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms

    Task: Give without maiming self or others

    Gift: Compassion, generosity

    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:

    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  17. Lisette Cano says:

    Name: Lisette Cano
    Major: Criminology
    Author & Title: The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum’s
    Reflection: I never realized that there was essentially one basic structure to plenty of heroic stories and I found it really interesting that there is a commonality in these stories and movies that we are all familiar with. After reading all of the articles in this pre-workshop activity I realized that “The Hero’s Journey” – Monomyth is present in so many Disney movies and even The Matrix series; the concept of Monomyth is a lot more common than I thought. It is so awesome that this concept, although the same in every story, can be the basis of numerous stories that are totally different from each other in terms of characters, plot, story line, setting, theme, etc.

    Results:
    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test…You are the Creator!66% Innocent, 19% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 66% Seeker, 61% Lover, 38% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 61% Magician, 76% Ruler, 67% Sage and 61% Fool!Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task:  self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift:  Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
     The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
     
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.
    Take Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

  18. Katie Shields says:

    Katie Shields
    Major: Applied Dance
    Author and Title: A Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
    Response: Joseph Campbell takes a look at how all myths have a monomyth that relates them to one another. The discussion of the myths and how the monomyth structure is laid out between all of them shows that a story can still be categorized as a monomyth even if it does not have all of the stages. It is surprising that so many stories have the same structures. This is true with any sort of mythical story or fairytale. They can all be compared side by side with the monomyth structure.

    Archetype

    You are the Caregiver!
    47% Innocent, 55% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 81% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 72% Lover, 31% Destroyer, 70% Creator, 47% Magician, 72% Ruler, 49% Sage and 70% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  19. gabbycab13 says:

    Gabby Cabrera
    Communications
    Archetypal metaphor in rhetoric: The light‐dark family http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00335636709382823

    As someone who is studying film, I learned about the “Hero’s Journey”, but I never really explored it much deeper than the basic structure. It is amazing how so many stories, as original as they are, all follow the same pattern. I guess great minds do think alike! I am also a fan of personality tests that give me insight, too, so that is another perk. Speaking of self-awareness, my result of the archetype quiz, I thought, was extremely accurate, for it basically described my life up to this point and how I am constantly trying to improve myself. The part about the Creator’s addictions is also true. For instance, I am a workaholic when it comes to doing tasks that I enjoy, which usually involves me being creative, i.e writing stories or scripts. All in all, I look forward to being apart of this workshop.

    You are the Creator!
    55% Innocent, 43% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 61% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 65% Lover, 55% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 66% Magician, 67% Ruler, 45% Sage and 80% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  20. Briana says:

    Hello, my name is Briana Mansour and am a Psychology major

    You are the Ruler!
    61% Innocent, 26% Orphan, 71% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 51% Seeker, 67% Lover, 51% Destroyer, 70% Creator, 63% Magician, 79% Ruler, 53% Sage and 67% Fool!

    Goal: Order, prosperity
    Fear: Chaos
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Find its constructive uses
    Task: Take full responsibility for life
    Gift: Responsibility, control
    Addictions: Control, codependence
    Rulers are realists who do not have the leisure to have illusions; they are integrated, whole and ready to take responsibility for loves. Rulers understand that his/her own capacity for harm is as great as their capacity for good, and take responsibility for his/her actions. The Ruler maintains life and governs it. The emergence of the positive Ruler archetype indicates some achievement of mastery in the world. At best, Rulers are ecological and find the best methods to deal with everything.

    Shadow Ruler:
    The Shadow Rulers feels a compelling need to control her/himself and others and an inability to trust the process. Control is wanted for its own sake or for power, status, or personal aggrandizement rather that to manifest the kingdom that would gratify us on a deep level. Shadow Rulers operate out of a scarcity mentality, believing that there is not enough so ‘my gain must be their loss.’ The Shadow Ruler emerges not because they feel we have too much power, but because we feel we have much too little. Often Shadow Rulers are substituting power over others for power from within the self.

    http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/awakening-the-hero-within-hero-archetype-test-1/?var_Sage=12&var_Ruler=26&var_Destroyer=10&var_Innocent=17&var_Warrior=22&var_Seeker=10&var_Orphan=-12&fromCGI=1&var_Lover=21&var_Caregiver=23&var_Magician=18&var_Fool=18&var_Creator=18

    “Motivating Women with Disordered Eating Towards Empowerment and Change Using Narratives of Archetypal Metaphor” is a journal that empowers women who have an eating disorder by exploring the positive effects that archetypal therapy of sharing their personal story is a source of healing. By Molly Padulo and Amy Rees http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1300/J015v29n01_04

    These exercises were very helpful in giving me a new view on who my inner hero is and how important sharing a personal story is in the healing and growing process. Watching the movie clips emphasize in ‘hero stories’ they are set on a mission to make a change. The heroes go through many challenges but with the help of people they meet along the way will be stronger because of it. The stories are wonderful reminders for when people go through difficult situations and are faced with decisions; that it is important to follow your heart and that you are stronger than you think. Looking at the results to the hero quiz, I smiled. Having a sense of control and balance in my life is very important to me. As I have gotten older, situations where I do not have control I am able to channel my energy in a different, more positive direction. Spending time with my family is extremely special to me. I am very close to my family and am so thankful for that. As the oldest in my family I often act as another mother to my younger brother. That is an example of where my desire to be in control and help others goes to far. Learning to listen instead of always giving answers is another gift I have learned through my life’s experiences. These tasks have made me feel prepared for our workshop next week and I am looking forward to being part of it.

  21. Megan Turnquest says:

    Megan Turnquest
    Major: Communication
    Minor: Speech & Theatre

    “Listen and I tell you something”: Storytelling and social action in the healing of the oppressed. – Johanna Leseho & Laurie Block.

    Reading about archetypes and monomyths really opened my eyes to a lot. I have heard about “The Hero’s Journey” in my storytelling class, but it was nice to go a little more in depth with it. In terms of archetypes, I never really knew what they were, so I definitely learned a lot from this exercise. I thought it was interesting how we were given the list of many different archetypes and also, how so many stories have a similar structure.

    You are the Creator!
    65% Innocent, 34% Orphan, 72% Warrior, 56% Caregiver, 74% Seeker, 54% Lover, 38% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 73% Magician, 66% Ruler, 52% Sage and 72% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  22. Jamie Correia says:

    Jamie Correia
    Communication Majors

    I find this to be a very interesting way to help public speaking. I also think that looking at common stories and comparing them to others, for example harry potter and star wars, is a cool way of looking at things. This exercise helped me to change my perspective in the way I approach public speaking. I also really liked doing the quiz and thought the results were spot on.
    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test…You are the Fool!74% Innocent, 21% Orphan, 56% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 39% Seeker, 75% Lover, 31% Destroyer, 63% Creator, 47% Magician, 55% Ruler, 56% Sage and 80% Fool!
    ­­­Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task:  Trust in the process
    Gift:  Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol
     

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.
     
    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.Take Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

  23. London Carpenter says:

    London Carpenter
    Major: Biology (possibly taking on a double major in History)

    “Using Mentoring and Storytelling to Transfer Knowledge in the Workplace” by Walter Swap, Dorothy Leonard, Mimi Shields and Lisa Abrams
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/40398518

    On my last day of school, I gave my yearbook to a group of friends to sign. Most of the guys wrote things such as, “Good luck with college” and, “Have a good summer!”, however, one boy wrote something that truly made me smile. He wrote that talking to me was like sitting next to a bonfire during the summertime. He wrote that I always had a new story to tell and how it would captivate not only him, but everyone around me. Even though he was a “popular” while I was just a theatre kid, we both loved the sharing of stories. We don’t just hear stories, we live them in our minds. It is not any wonder that there are archetypes and stories repeated throughout the ages. These are stories and people we strive to be. We are drawn in by these stories because we see parts of ourselves in it. Every human has had trials and tribulations. We empathize with the troubles the main character faces and root for them. Though they may be fiction, we celebrate their victories as if it were ours. Archetypes are reflections of what people wish they were. There are similar story lines because, as a whole, we love seeing someone we can empathize with overcome impossible feats.

    You are the Ruler!

    38% Innocent, 55% Orphan, 40% Warrior, 65% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 54% Lover, 46% Destroyer, 59% Creator, 44% Magician, 78% Ruler, 61% Sage and 50% Fool!

    Goal: Order, prosperity

    Fear: Chaos

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Find its constructive uses

    Task: Take full responsibility for life

    Gift: Responsibility, control

    Addictions: Control, codependence

    Rulers are realists who do not have the leisure to have illusions; they are integrated, whole and ready to take responsibility for loves. Rulers understand that his/her own capacity for harm is as great as their capacity for good, and take responsibility for his/her actions. The Ruler maintains life and governs it. The emergence of the positive Ruler archetype indicates some achievement of mastery in the world. At best, Rulers are ecological and find the best methods to deal with everything.

    Shadow Ruler:

    The Shadow Rulers feels a compelling need to control her/himself and others and an inability to trust the process. Control is wanted for its own sake or for power, status, or personal aggrandizement rather that to manifest the kingdom that would gratify us on a deep level. Shadow Rulers operate out of a scarcity mentality, believing that there is not enough so ‘my gain must be their loss.’ The Shadow Ruler emerges not because they feel we have too much power, but because we feel we have much too little. Often Shadow Rulers are substituting power over others for power from within the self.

  24. Robert Flagg says:

    Robert Flagg
    Major: Sport Management
    Minor: Law, Justice, and Advocacy

    After completing the quiz, I found out I was the fool. Before reading I thought it was someone taken as a joke or doesn’t really care that much. I was a little mad because I didn’t like the name at first. But further reading proved to be that it was somebody who lives life to full enjoyment, and will stand up after failing and keep trying. After reading more closely in this I realized that this is exactly who I am. I’ve been in and out of the hospital because of an immune deficiency which has given me diseases that are hard to overcome but every time a new disease or problem occurs I fight to beat it. The fool was definitely who I am because I like providing entertainment, stepping up when needed, and am very resilient. I’m also not much of a fan of boredom.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/09534810210440379

    You are the Fool!
    77% Innocent, 10% Orphan, 43% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 51% Seeker, 74% Lover, 31% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 51% Magician, 71% Ruler, 67% Sage and 91% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  25. Kevin L Frey says:

    Good Afternoon! My name is Kevin Frey and I am a Film & Media Arts major with a minor in Journalism.

    “The Psychology of Performing Arts: Theatre and human expression” by Glen D. Wilson.
    http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-psychology-of-performing-arts-theatre-and-human-expression

    I found this to be a very interesting read and was happy with the information I retained. That being said, this read provided much needed information for my Research Paper. My topic is the “Hero’s Journey” and how it relates to Lord of the Rings. Each archetype is depicted through some character in that series and I am excited to write and learn more about it.

    You are the Creator!

    68% Innocent, 20% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 66% Seeker, 68% Lover, 55% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 67% Magician, 66% Ruler, 64% Sage and 72% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  26. starfox24 says:

    Good Afternoon! My name is Kevin Frey and I am a Film & Media Arts major with a minor in Journalism.

    “The Psychology of Performing Arts: Theatre and human expression” by Glen B. Wilson

    I found this to be a very informative read which has taught me a great deal about Monomyths and it relates to my Research Paper. I chose to look into the category “The Hero’s Journey” and how Lord of the Rings was yet another folk tale that followed in its elemental path. This read has given me more than enough references to refer back to and will help guide my paper.

    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test …

    You are the Creator!

    68% Innocent, 20% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 66% Seeker, 68% Lover, 55% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 67% Magician, 66% Ruler, 64% Sage and 72% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  27. Jake Rosen says:

    Jake Rosen Management Major

    Joseph Campbell stated “A hero gives his life to something bigger than itself.” I find this quote somewhat inspiration because that theory is something that I try and make apart of my daily life. I tend to put people’s needs before my own. Sometimes I get help back and in most cases I don’t get anything in return. But that is ok because it is the risk i am willing to take. I like how most hero stories follow the same paths. From beginning through the threshold, to the goddess, how they resolve the problem, and how they go back to being “normal” people. I must have watched hundreds of hero movie and never picked up on the pattern. After the quiz I truly believe that I am a creator. I put people before myself. And always try to make better of a situation. I always have a smile on my face and live with the “glass half full” mentality.

    Joseph Campbell
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Myth-Joseph-Campbell/dp/0385418868

    The Power of the Myth
    Anchor Books

    Creator

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  28. Ashley Hughes says:

    Ashley Hughes

    Major: International Cultural Studies

    I never really knew that many hero stories studied the same basic structure. Although they are so different and have their own plots and endings, its amazing to think they all similar when looking at the bigger picture. I also enjoyed the hero’s quiz. The questions were not basic, they actually took me a while to go through because I put a lot of thought into them. Which is why my results did turn out surprisingly accurate. My favorite motto and goal in life is work hard, play hard. Life is supposed to be enjoyable even though you’re going to come across many hardships and issues throughout your life experiences. Much like our stories we told in class, we all have a event in our lives that our memorable whether they are good or bad.

    enjoyed public speaking exercise

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  29. jermany rogers says:

    Jermany Rogers

    Social Sciences major

    I am a Ruler by 78%.

    I feel the test was pretty accurate in my percentage rate of being a ruler, but the description of ruler doesn’t sound exactly like me. As much as I am a realist, I live in Dream land for the rest of the time I am not stuck in reality. I day dream all day every day and I have crazy out of the world idea about every thing.

    Carl Young Psychology of the child Archetype

    Jung, C. G. (1940). The psychology of the child archetype. Coll. wks, 9(1), 162.

  30. Ellis Catalán says:

    Ellis Catalán
    Major: Art (Photography)
    Minor: Dance

    When first getting my results, I thought “Aw man, I got the stupid one,” but upon actually reading the results, they unfortunately make sense and apply to the person that I am.
    My favorite points that it describes as my archetype is the “pointing out the failings.” I’d like to take from this as a “calling out injustices,” because that is a main characteristic to the person I am. I always have, and always will for that matter, stand up for what I believe is right in any situation. I like that it said “resilient.” I think that’s perfect. I push limits and boundaries because have a hard head and a lot to say. I don’t back down. I also enjoyed the humor aspect of it all. About 90% of the things that leave my mouth are jokes and dramatizations of the things around me. Being funny is all I have sometimes. It’s nice. I’m really glad it’s something that comes as natural as breathing.
    As obnoxious as the title may look, it somehow all makes sense. I just think it’s funny.

    You are the Fool!
    39% Innocent, 51% Orphan, 74% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 59% Lover, 51% Destroyer, 78% Creator, 51% Magician, 62% Ruler, 40% Sage and 80% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  31. scottyneal says:

    Scott Neal
    Human Performance Major

    81% Innocent, 23% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 63% Caregiver, 57% Seeker, 58% Lover, 31% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 49% Magician, 66% Ruler, 57% Sage and 85% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

    I found it very interesting to learn about all of the different stories that have the same archetypes. Especially seeing a lot of the modern movies and stories that can be related to older stories. I was pretty surprised that i got the fool as my main archetype. I could see it being one of my top five maybe but it being number one was a surprise. I expected the Ruler or Warrior to be my top, but they weren’t even close.

  32. Nolan Tashjian says:

    Nolan Tashjian

    Film Major and Theater Minor

    I was already familiar with a few archetypes and Joseph Campbell’s work, but it was helpful to brush up on it. I am actually trying to create a story on a similar scale to some of the things that were listed, so I was excited to read about some of this. Personally, I enjoyed the parts where I compared my life to one of those stages of the monomyth, and I chose “The road of Trials” because I’m facing Graduation and another set of challenges with just living life. And the results of the archetypes made me laugh because it is so true and relatable to me.

    You are the Creator!
    50% Innocent, 53% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 56% Caregiver, 77% Seeker, 48% Lover, 59% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 57% Magician, 67% Ruler, 69% Sage and 54% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  33. laineyloudon says:

    Lainey Loudon
    Majors: Communication and Journalism

    “From Mythology to Psychology” by Vlad Petre Glaveanu
    http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/351/html

    I think analyzing information that is more current and interesting to students, like Star Wars, is a very engaging way to teach about the monomyth and archetypes. As I learned, there is a large variety of archetypes. This workshop really helped me realize that each story has a specific and different meaning from the next one. Sometimes I think that people, including myself, generalize stories and do not understand the specific, underlying meanings, especially when they are in monomyth structure. Though I am personally not fond of online quizzes because I think that they are generally stereotypical and inaccurate, it was interesting to see that I was the “Creator,” even if I do not completely agree with all of the results.

    You are the Creator!
    61% Innocent, 36% Orphan, 69% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 66% Seeker, 64% Lover, 37% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 59% Magician, 69% Ruler, 55% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  34. Alanna Norotsky – Sport Management Major

    After the quiz, I am not surprised that my addictions are work and creativity. Those really capture who I am as a person. I have always worked hard at achieving my goals and within these goals, I have usually come out on top because of my creative spin on things.
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Personally, I think I am part of the Return phase currently. This past summer I had my dream internship which unfortunately could not turn into a job until I graduate college. The return is coming back to the University of Tampa in hopes to graduate and reach the ultimate goal of success and become a full time employee at my previous internship. I think this has to do with bettering myself in a way that will help me accomplish everything that I have wanted to accomplish in life.

  35. Nicholas Tran says:

    Nicholas A. Tran (S.K)
    Majors: Accounting & Finance

    ARCHETYPES
    by and Don L. F. Nilsen
    and Alleen Pace Nilsen

    http://mail.ladybraytondarkart.com/files/4413/4805/8647/archetypes_powerpoint_from_Arizona_University.pdf

    REFLECTION:
    I thought for sure, I was going to be the Sage, but I was surprised to find that my archetype was the “Ruler.” At first, I felt it had a negative connotation… but after reading the powerpoint on Archetypes by Nilsen, I found a great example of a ruler archetype–Aslan from Narnia. This discovery cheered me up a bit. “Ruler” sound much like a tyrant/dictator, and I absolutely don’t see myself as some kind of Hitler.

    The most prevalent trait for the Ruler is responsibility and control. I strive to have a strong sense of responsibility and control in my life, because I have a hard time trusting people. Consequently, I like running for leadership positions so that I have a say in what’s going on. All in all, I want to control my own destiny…not follow the path of someone else.

    ———-
    You are the Ruler!
    69% Innocent, 16% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 41% Seeker, 61% Lover, 42% Destroyer, 65% Creator, 44% Magician, 88% Ruler, 69% Sage and 28% Fool!

    Goal: Order, prosperity
    Fear: Chaos
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Find its constructive uses
    Task: Take full responsibility for life
    Gift: Responsibility, control
    Addictions: Control, codependence
    Rulers are realists who do not have the leisure to have illusions; they are integrated, whole and ready to take responsibility for loves. Rulers understand that his/her own capacity for harm is as great as their capacity for good, and take responsibility for his/her actions. The Ruler maintains life and governs it. The emergence of the positive Ruler archetype indicates some achievement of mastery in the world. At best, Rulers are ecological and find the best methods to deal with everything.

    Shadow Ruler:
    The Shadow Rulers feels a compelling need to control her/himself and others and an inability to trust the process. Control is wanted for its own sake or for power, status, or personal aggrandizement rather that to manifest the kingdom that would gratify us on a deep level. Shadow Rulers operate out of a scarcity mentality, believing that there is not enough so ‘my gain must be their loss.’ The Shadow Ruler emerges not because they feel we have too much power, but because we feel we have much too little. Often Shadow Rulers are substituting power over others for power from within the self.

  36. Rachel Friedman says:

    Rachel Friedman
    Major: Advertising & Public Relations
    Minor: Leadership Studies & Speech

    Leadership on the Line by Heifetz and Linsky

    Archetype: The Creator

    Reflection: I can’t say I am too surprised to find out that I am considered a “creator” as I not only like to physically create things from scratch, but I enjoy taking apart things and finding a deeper meaning. To claim my fear is inauthenticity is completely accurate and to say I’m addicted to work and creativity is an understatement. I can’t allow myself to just “like” something, I become completely obsessed and allow certain things to take over my being. Many who meet me for the first time describe me as innocent but seeking answers so it is really interesting that this test claims I am both. Growing up as an only child, I didn’t have a sibling to watch make mistakes before me or anyone else there to learn from so instead I would ask so many questions. I was more curious, and still am, about everything going on around me. I am not settled with surface-level answers, I always want to know more, I always want my two-cents to count. I also scored high on caregiver and creator. Caregiver I don’t necessarily understand as sometimes I think that I don’t do enough for others. In creator, I absolutely agree with that and am only surprised I didn’t score higher then 85%.

  37. Rachel Friedman says:

    Rachel Friedman

    62% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 80% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 49% Lover, 69% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 66% Magician, 66% Ruler, 48% Sage and 54% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  38. jrdfink says:

    Jordan Fink
    Major: Advertising and Public Relations

    Motivating Women with Disordered Eating Towards Empowerment and Change Using Narratives of Archetypal Metaphor

    Archetype: The Creator
    72% Innocent, 26% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 71% Lover, 49% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 67% Magician, 76% Ruler, 44% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Reflection:
    The ideas of mythology and archetypes has always been an interest of mine since high school when I participated in a four year long program titled Humanities. The academic program offered various courses and lectures based on topics such as ancient mythology, the journey of heroes, archetypes, and so much more. The literature we studied and projects we created always sparked my interest because of its ability to engage, excite, and educate audiences. As I’ve gotten older and traveled my own journeys throughout life, I have come to further understand various mythologies and archetypes as they weave through my experiences. The various articles you’ve shared with us all paint this picture that archetypes and story lines are all interchangeable and have the ability to be mended and altered to fit new characters and journeys. It really fosters this perspective that at the end of the day, we are all interconnected in some shape or form through our stories and experiences. In regards to my archetype assessment, it is uncanny the similarities I share with “the creator”. I too am constantly searching for self-creation and self-acceptance through creation and improvement. I always aspire to inspire, so it is interesting that the creator’s work can influence those around them to better themselves. Overall, moving forward I will be more inclined to seek out mythology and archetypes in an effort to better understand myself and the world around me.

  39. Laura Remillard
    Applied Dance Major, Psychology minor

    “From Mythology to Psychology” by Vlad Petre Glaveanu
    http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/351/html

    You are the Caregiver!
    58% Innocent, 58% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 83% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 48% Lover, 66% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 56% Magician, 71% Ruler, 53% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

    Response: I am not surprised that I am the caregiver. The last time I took this quiz I also got caregiver, what did surprise me was the percentages of all the other categories. For example, the last time I took the quiz, I had a very low score for warrior, seeker, and ruler. I think now I am in a very different stage of my life so the answers I gave reflected that in the results. I have always been one to put others first and not myself, something that can be good but also end up being harmful later down the road. I know now that I need to sometimes care about myself too and put my needs first. Caring for myself will help me care for others in the long run.

  40. Alexandra Tirado says:

    Alexandra Tirado
    Communications major
    Article:– Re-Visioning the Heroes Journey: A Story of Something Old, Something New by Ginger Grant
    http://integralleadershipreview.com/12278-1115-re-visioning-heroes-journey-story-something-old-something-new/

    I find very interesting the fact that every story is, in one way or another, correlated. It makes me think of the formulaic film scripts (In which an actual formula exists) and makes me wonder if the awareness of the existence of the pre-laid schemes hinder creativity. It is no secret that Hollywood has become lazy when it comes to its stories, but in a way, has every form of storytelling become lazy? I do believe that having a structure is a good thing. However, i think people take too much advantage of the pre-laid schemes and seldom do any effort top come up with an interesting story that agglomerates all of the hero’s journey’s steps and the archetypes.

    CAREGIVER
    69% Innocent, 28% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 64% Lover, 49% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 56% Magician, 69% Ruler, 67% Sage, and 67% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  41. Shana Patterson says:

    Shana Patterson
    Advertising and Public Relations Major

    Article:– Re-Visioning the Heroes Journey: A Story of Something Old, Something New by Ginger Grant
    http://integralleadershipreview.com/12278-1115-re-visioning-heroes-journey-story-something-old-something-new/

    Response: After reading about Hero Archetypes I was actually surprised to find out I was the “Sage” archetype, I thought for sure I was going to be a “Caregiver”. However, the results gave me more of a direct insight to the description of what the sage archetype is and it also clearly broke down the percentages of all of the archetypes that make up my personality. I can definitely say that my goal is to find “truth” and I can also relate to wanting to seek out knowledge and find wisdom. I do think I struggle with understanding the world around me but at the same time I like that challenge. One thing I strongly disagree with is the statement about not committing to people–– I have strong commitments with people but not with projects or ideas necessarily.

    Results:
    54% Innocent, 56% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 51% Seeker, 70% Lover, 55% Destroyer, 67% Creator, 51% Magician, 67% Ruler, 75% Sage and 50% Fool!

    Goal: Truth
    Fear: Deception
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Transcend it
    Task: Attain enlightenment
    Gift: Wisdom, non-attachment
    Addictions: Being right, tranquilizers

    Sages have little or no need to control or change the world; they just want to understand it. The Sage’s path is the journey to find out the truth– about ourselves, our world, and the universe. However, it is not simply about finding knowledge, but about becoming wise. The challenge of the Sage is to decode the clue and solve the underlying riddle of existence. They seek to cultivate and attitude of dispassionate reflection so that they can experience real truth. The Sage merely watches the action, while looking for the underlying truth.

    Shadow Sage:
    The Shadow Sage is not so much unattached as cut off from reality. S/he is so obsessed by non-attachment that s/he cannot commit to people, projects, or ideas. Sometimes a Negative Sage deludes her/himself with the idea that his provides him/her with freedom, but s/he is not free at all. The negative Sage is addicted to being perfect and truthful and right and has no tolerance of normal human feelings or vulnerabilities. Such a Sage often tends towards ascetic practices and constantly derides the self or others for any sign of not being perfect.
    Shadow Sages also tend to try to make the world seem less mysterious by limiting the number of acceptable ways of perceiving reality. Such individuals are also incapable of acknowledging the way that their own subjective biases colour their supposedly rational findings. Shadow Sages typically want to control knowledge in such a way that it is not threatening by focusing on a style that correspond to their learning style. Knowledge, then, becomes a way of showing superiority to others. Their primary focus thus becomes not on the attainment of wisdom itself, but on the evaluation of others. Whatever relative truth they have discovered is identified with absolute truth, and their primary focus is in guarding this truth from assaults by the barbarians.

  42. Juhi Kore says:

    Juhi Kore
    Major: Government World Affairs
    Minors: Psychology & Leadership Studies

    Book: Health, Illness and Disease: Philosophical Essays
    By Havi Carel, Rachel Cooper

    Reflection:
    I do not agree with my archetypal result to a great extent simply because through experience I have realised that it is not always the wisest of decisions to violate societal norms in dangerous and/or offensive situations. I do agree with the fear of nonaliveness since I am a very positive and spontaneous person but enjoyment is only one of my primary goals, not the only.
    Through the book, I learnt about that the monomyth of quest stories is an idealised form of the illness narrative. Stories that revolve around the transformational, in particular, self-transformational journey of the character(s) are perceived extremely positively by one and all.

    ——-
    Archetype: Fool
    50% Innocent, 48% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 44% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 65% Lover, 59% Destroyer, 89% Creator, 59% Magician, 67% Ruler, 52% Sage and 93% Fool!
    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.
    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:
    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  43. Meghan Miller says:

    Meghan Miller
    Liberal Studies Major

    I found this exercise really interesting. As a person who enjoys reading and stories in general, I loved identifying different archetypes in things that I’ve read. My result of the caregiver was really unsurprising for me. I’m the mother hen of every person I meet, consistently reminding my friends to wear a sweater or making sure that they have enough food, even if I have to go out of my way to do it.

    When I was younger, I read “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” and later as an adult revisited it. The archetypes listed here apply to almost every character, and I feel that it’s both a healing story with mythical aspects.

    You are the Caregiver!
    61% Innocent, 29% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 87% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 58% Lover, 46% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 51% Magician, 59% Ruler, 57% Sage and 81% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  44. Annie Connally
    Psychology Major
    Article: Weigel, J. (2012, Dec 25). Self-awareness is key to self-empowerment. McClatchy – Tribune Business News Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.esearch.ut.edu/docview/1243333353?accountid=14762

    Response: After reading about the Archetypes, I could have sworn that I would have been the Explorer, but I can definitely see how I’d be the Creator. I have a vivid imagination and I love to dream big, its even more fun when I’m able to make those dreams into reality. What I got out of this is that each individual person is the hero in their own story regardless of how “ordinary” they may be. In regards to where I think I am in the monomyth (hero’s journey), I would definitely say that I am on the road of trials. My surroundings are different in college; there are tons of people everywhere with different backgrounds. The trick is to always stay true to oneself. Why fit in when clearly individuals were created to stand out.

    You are the Creator!

    47% Innocent, 28% Orphan, 72% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 72% Seeker, 58% Lover, 35% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 63% Magician, 76% Ruler, 49% Sage and 70% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  45. Bridget LaPorte says:

    Bridget LaPorte

    Major -Public Relations & Advertising

    You are the Creator!
    74% Innocent, 24% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 65% Lover, 44% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 64% Magician, 71% Ruler, 57% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Reflection: I don’t disagree with getting “creator” because I do embody the goal and fear of the “creator” but I didn’t necessarily think that was what I was going to get. I agree that my goal is identity. Everyday I strive to make sure I remain true to who I am and that I continue to do things for me. Going along with that, the fear of inauthenticity would be accurate. I think that everyday I try to discover new hobbies and likes/dislikes. But I also believe that I embody traits from a few of the different archetypes. I felt I embodied some of the “lover”, the “caregiver”, and the innocent”.

  46. Nagham Kheder says:

    Nagham Kheder
    Major: Political Science and International Affairs
    Minor: History

    Reflection: I have always been interested in the Myers-Briggs personality types and this follows similar traits to it. I found this exercise interesting. I in a way predicted the outcome of the quiz. I identify myself with most of the aspects that make up a Caregiver. That is why I am not surprised with the result I got. I don’t agree though with the fact that I seem like a caring parent, which is what I first thought of when I saw Caregiver. I normally show compassion to people in a sense where I care about them more than about myself. In all I see how this exercise is helpful.

    Archetype: The Caregiver
    49% Innocent, 49% Orphan, 53% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 72% Lover, 54% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 53% Magician, 66% Ruler, 69% Sage and 59% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence
    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  47. Kevin A says:

    Kevin Aldrich
    Management

    I think it was very interesting to learn the different types of archetypes and see which one fits you. To be honest, I don’t know if I necessarily agree with being The Caregiver. When I am around my family I would say a lot of those characteristics are applicable. However, I can’t say I am like that all the time. Especially because I get into confrontations or arguments a little more often than a “caregiving” personality would.

    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test …
    You are the Caregiver!
    58% Innocent, 36% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 61% Lover, 58% Destroyer, 74% Creator, 61% Magician, 57% Ruler, 49% Sage and 72% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.

    Fear: Selfishness

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms

    Task: Give without maiming self or others

    Gift: Compassion, generosity

    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  48. joetully15 says:

    Joe Tully
    Major: Communications
    Minor: Marketing
    https://hbr.org/2015/05/6-myths-about-empowering-employees
    Reflection: I do not quite agree with my results. It says that I am the fool, when I do not believe this is true. Although some parts to my life I take lighthearted, I believe that I am a leader by birth and by my actions. I have led ever since I was young and am looked up to by people who are significantly older and more experienced than me. People often turn their heads to me for guidance and leadership because they know that I will provide this for them, which in turn is comforting to those people.
    ———————-
    Results: 57% Innocent, 36% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 63% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 62% Lover, 59% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 56% Magician, 64% Ruler, 51% Sage and 81% Fool!

    ­­­Goal: Enjoyment

    Fear: Nonaliveness

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it

    Task: Trust in the process

    Gift: Joy, freedom

    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.

    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:

    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  49. Cassie Rubio says:

    Cassie Rubio
    Major: Communications
    Minor: Speech

    Reflection:
    After reading the 12 common archetypes, I am not all that surprised with my results. I am the kind of person who enjoys living moment by moment and I appreciate the little things in life. I am also 100% bored easily and love having excitement in my life. I did find it interesting that in the break down I am considered 83% creator because I am not creative at all. However after reading the description of the creator archetype it did ring a little more true. It describes the creator as someone who is a dreamer and I associate myself highly with the idea that there are bigger and better things to come in my future. I found this assignment really interesting because it opened my mind to different perspectives and being the open minded person that I am, it was interesting to see different perspectives pointed out.

    You are the Fool!
    49% Innocent, 62% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 63% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 70% Lover, 41% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 46% Magician, 64% Ruler, 44% Sage and 87% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

  50. Danielle Oddo says:

    Danielle Oddo
    Biology -premed (genetics)

    Reflection:

    I thought that the concept was extremely interesting. I like how the different stories that were used all share a common theme. I enjoyed the starwars and harry potter example. I agree and disagree with my result as innocence. I believe that it is a small portion of who I, but not to the capacity of which the quiz categorized me as. I would never put myself in a situation where I need to be in denial of my actions or the world around me. I do agree with the statement about putting myself in a peaceful surrounding. I agree with the gift of loyalty, I would deem that quality a strong suite.

    You are the Innocent!
    82% Innocent, 12% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 56% Caregiver, 39% Seeker, 67% Lover, 28% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 66% Magician, 81% Ruler, 71% Sage and 57% Fool!

    Goal: remain in safety
    Fear: abandonment
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Deny or seek rescue
    Task: Fidelity, discernment
    Gift: Trust, optimism, loyalty
    Addictions: Consumerism, sugar, cheerfulness

    The Journey of the Innocent, in all its versions, begins in a kind of utopia, a safe, secure, peaceful, loving environment. Suddenly, we are thrown from that environment and enter a world where we are judged, where unfair discriminations are made, where conflict and violence are rampant and illusions are shattered.”
    The Innocent in each of us, however, knows that if that safe garden is possible anywhere or anytime, even if we personally never remember experiencing it, then it can be recreated sometimes, by someone.
    Only at the end of our journey are we Wise Innocents, knowing the whole breadth of life’s experiences, and choosing to create a peaceful, egalitarian world where all creatures can be known, honoured, and empowered.
    The Innocent also believes that it is important to stay defined by one’s persona and have no secrets from the world.
    Shadow Side:
    The Shadow side of the innocent wants to protect the innocent state by refusing the Fall, and can cause us to be in denial about our own actions. When healthy, Innocents transgress, forgive themselves, moderate their behaviour, and move on. Shadow innocents blame themselves if others violate their principles.

  51. Logan Amstey says:

    Logan Amstey
    Major: Marketing

    Part 1: Monomyth

    Reflection:
    All of these films, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Mulan, and Spider Man all have very similar structures in their story arc. They all have a relatable and likable main character where the whole world seems to be working against them. They are then called on to have a greater purpose and become a hero. They struggle throughout their journey but in the end they save the day and are no longer just an average person. People like these story arcs and they can constantly be rebranded again and again with new characters and different worlds. In the end they are all the same cliché story.

    The Monomyth Reflection: The Kingsman
    I just recently re-watched the movie The Kingsman. At first the main character is asked to become a Kingsman. He refuses, but eventually accepts. He struggles with family life going off to Kingsman training, but then joins the “belly of the whale” and goes to Kinsmen training.

    The road of trials is in the form training to become a Kingman. His initiation through the Kingsman training come through a series of trails from almost drowning, jumping out of an airplane, and raising a dog which he eventually is asked to kill. He passes every test except refuses to kill the dog and fails the initiation.

    His return come when the bad guy has almost fully takes over the world, so he is called back into action and has to fight. He is welcomed back with open arms to the Kingsman and defeats the bad guy. He then has the freedom to be a full blown Kingsman, even though he did not kill the dog.

    If I would have to choose a stage of the Monomyth in my life, I would say I am in the Initiation Road of Trails. I am currently going through trails, aka college courses, to prove I am worthy of achieving a good job after graduation and will be successful at that job. If I am successful, I should be able to be initiated and be prepared for a successful career.

    Part 2: Archetypes

    My result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test …
    You are the Innocent!
    81% Innocent, 16% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 72% Lover, 37% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 63% Magician, 72% Ruler, 52% Sage and 78% Fool!

    I think this all has been very interesting. Showing how all of these popular stories are all just reincarnations of each other really shows the lack of creativity in Hollywood. It does make me feel more comfortable and even a little inspired to write my own story for class. As our assignment of writing a fairy tale seemed like a daunting task at first, I now see I could write the story using the Monomyth structure. Using this structure will give me guidance towards writing the story.

  52. Jill Sutherland
    Major: Criminology
    I thought it was interesting to see how my favorite stories are a lot more similar than I had originally thought, with the Star Wars and Harry Potter example. These stories at their core are about a boy discovering that he is different form others and then learn how to use his gifts to save the world from evil, even though one take place in space and the other in a world that has magic. As for my results I wasn’t expecting to be given caregiver. To me the name sounds like some one who sits by passively as other people go out and do things in the world. Even though it is true that I do like to help others to the best of my ability and try to handle problems on my own, I want to be a more active player in life then what I think a caregiver does.
    You are the Caregiver!
    57% Innocent, 43% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 72% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 51% Lover, 65% Destroyer, 65% Creator, 49% Magician, 67% Ruler, 68% Sage and 52% Fool!
    Goal:   Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task:  Give without maiming self or others
    Gift:  Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence
     

     The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.
     

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  53. Kelly Davies says:

    Kelly Davies
    Advertising & Public Relations

    The Creator

    65% Innocent, 20% Orphan, 53% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 34% Seeker, 72% Lover, 49% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 56% Magician, 72% Ruler, 48% Sage and 78% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Reflection:

    It is an interesting concept that humans could have archetypes within our collective unconscious that drive our deep emotion. I honestly did not have an idea of which archetype would best fit me when I reviewed the twelve primary types. I did have a feeling mine would fall under the Ego set just from knowing that in terms of Zodiac signs I am considered a Leo. The Creator definitely described my personality and my internal drives. I do always strive to be authentic by remaining myself and expressing my talents often. The Soul is also considered to contribute to my freewill, which aids in my creativity. After reading about my archetype, I am glad I chose a creative advertising concentration within my major!

  54. Tatianna Gerlits says:

    Tatianna Gerlits
    Film and Media Arts Major

    |PART 1, MONOMYTH|
    Reflection:
    I have seen the comparative document between Starwars and Harry Potter before and it really allows the viewer to think about how a simplistic storyline can make two fairly different movies. I have taken multiple film classes and in them we have discussed how similar movies are, and that there usually is no original idea but a new take on it. Similar to many Disney animated films about princesses. There is a princess who needs to be rescued, not always by a prince, and her journey to finding love.
    Reflection:
    The Spongebob Squarepants Movie fits the Hero’s Journey criteria perfectly. He needs to save Neptune’s crown from Shell City or Mr. Krabs will die.
    I feel, as of right now, that my life is in the stage of “Road of Trials.” I am in college and my adventure is just beginning. Although I am a junior, the road seems long and I have still so much ahead. I think this stage is the most relatable also because I don’t believe I have met my “goddess” yet.

    |PART 2, ARCHETYPES|
    Quiz Results:
    You are the Caregiver!

    72% Innocent, 21% Orphan, 53% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 67% Seeker, 67% Lover, 58% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 53% Magician, 71% Ruler, 48% Sage and 76% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

    |Reflection|
    It is really interesting to break down stories into more of a simplistic form and see how similar they can be to each other. Especially two very well known films like Starwars and Harry Potter. When taking the quiz I was disappointed in my results. I like that idea of being the Caregiver, but it also reminds me of the old grandmother like woman who is a side character just helping the hero. I think there is always this thought and hope to be the hero and the one who goes on this amazing adventure, but instead I am that nice motherly helpful side character.

  55. Morgan Hood says:

    Morgan Hood
    Major: Digital Arts

    You are the Creator!
    43% Innocent, 51% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 66% Seeker, 59% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 47% Magician, 66% Ruler, 77% Sage and 41% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    REFLECTION

    This exercise really helped to put things into perspective. I’ve always been a big fan of reading, usually fiction, and I’ve noticed a lot of these monomyths, but never knew how to classify them. It’s interesting to read about different archetypes and see how I lined up with them. I’ve always been more reserved in various dynamics in life (school, home, friends), and I usually like to quietly support others from the background. Therefore, I wasn’t very surprised when I scored 78% in the caregiver category, however scoring even higher in creator did surprise me. Reading more about the archetype, I started to understand that much of it was true. I usually do try and make various situations better, and always try to improve things. I suppose this goes hand in hand with caregiver, as I only scored 2% more in this category, and the two present themselves in my life quite a bit. Anywho, this assignment was extremely interesting and I can’t wait to get some friends of mine to try it and see if they match up with my predictions.

  56. Evan turner says:

    Evan turner : Finance
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

    I personally found all this very interesting. The hero archetype caught my attention. Showing how they use this to keep viewers on there feet and wanting to watch more and more as the movie or story goes on . I also thought it was crazy how similar Harry Potter and Star Wars are. How by just changing a few words the story can be completely different but generally the same.

  57. Austin White says:

    Austin White
    Musical Theatre Major

    You are the Creator!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator: The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    REFLECTION

    Overall I really enjoyed the readings and the ideas that they gave me. Personally I have always known that stories with similar plot points and major ideas existed and were used quite often, I’ve even used my knowledge of common Monomyths and Archetypes in stories and novels to get away with very minimal reading or skimming when required text is involved. I never thought that it actually had a term to go with it such as Monomyth I thought it was just a writer that had a similar idea as another and never thought that it had an actual name for itself. My biggest thing with Monomyth and other types of similarities is that just because the plots are similar doesn’t mean they are identical, a plot can be virtually the same in outline i.e. Star Wars vs. Harry Potter but on the inside are two very different and original ideas and stories. I feel like in todays age in media, anything that is not completely unique is a “rip-off.” A story can be virtually the same but its really the smaller details and personal spins on the story and plot that really make a piece unique especially in this day and age of where it seems almost impossible to be completely unique of some kind of plot or archetype.

  58. Nathan says:

    Nathan Morel
    Bachelors in Music Performance (Piano)

    A little bit of analysis:
    The similarities between Luke and Harry demonstrate that humanity keeps on expressing ideas through story and that use similar character types. These characters in stories are heroes who usually have an important heritage that undergo a certain process with similar outcome; saving the world or their world. Common themes associated with this role are self-sacrifice, being the sole savior, being human, but somehow also have some meta-human (Greek use of the term). Frodo and Mulan follow similar character archetypes. Spider-man also has similar elements in his story line.
    When I think of other stories that share this monomyth I think of religious stories since I am very religious. Jesus, Jonah, Moses as well as other religious fiction like Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, etc. all follow the monomyth. If I had to pick a monomyth segment that describes my current life, I would definitely say I am somewhat in-between being in the belly of the whale and being on the road of trials. I am about to leave for Boston of become a Rabbi and have already started my road of trials in some ways. But I still am overcoming my own shortcomings and fears.
    You are the Caregiver!
    73% Innocent, 17% Orphan, 62% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 68% Lover, 46% Destroyer, 74% Creator, 67% Magician, 67% Ruler, 61% Sage and 56% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

    Summary:

    I think that all of this is a crucial element to our lives; the stories that we listen to and relive in every moment. I really do think that a lot of this helps illuminate how humans live their lives; there are patterns that humans connect to specifically design for a purpose. I remember the first time I ever saw the monotype. I immediately reflected upon it and how common it is in our society. How humanity seems to tell the same stories over and over again.

  59. Annie Earlysmith says:

    Annie Earlysmith Communication major

    Reflection:

    I think it is interesting to know your archetype because the better you know yourself, the better a person you can be. Knowing I am a creator type, and thus admitting my weaknesses/fears, makes me want to work to be a better person and overcome such issues. I am not sure how true the idea of myself being an artist type is but I can definitely agree with the rest of my results.
    I have always been keen to notice the similarities between many block-buster movies but I had no idea there was an actual science behind it. It now makes a lot of sense that most of the movies i truly enjoy have characters with similar archetypes or stories that follow similar monomyths. I think i may try to expand my horizons a bit now and watch movies with different plot ideas. No matter what though, I will definitely never look at movies or stories in the same way again.

    Results:

    You are the Creator!
    51% Innocent, 51% Orphan, 56% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 55% Lover, 63% Destroyer, 74% Creator, 49% Magician, 69% Ruler, 53% Sage and 57% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  60. Taylor Whitesel says:

    Reflection – Luke and Harry
    I found the similarities between Harry Potter and Luke’s stories pretty interesting, but It’s something that only makes sense when you think about it. Similarities in plots such as these only adds to the argument that movie ideas are just recycled from previous movies and directors get their ideas from movies that they like or are inspired by. I read somewhere that many people believe that there only seven main plots that are just recycled over and over again: Overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, voyage, and return, comedy, tragedy, and rebirth. It’s an interesting theory and it’s something that I think about sometimes when I see a movie that is similar to another movie I had watched in the past. The three clips of the movies that you shared follow under one of these categories as well. Spiderman being an “Overcoming the Monster” movie and Mulan and Lord of the Rings under “the Quest.” I also noticed that the scene in the Lord of the Rings clip where Frodo is looking in the water to see something appears a lot in cinema. I mainly remembered it in one of the Harry Potter movies.

    Reflection – Monomyth
    Another movie that follows the stages of the monomyth that I thought of was The Matrix. The protagonist, Neo is called to an adventure, but refuses it at first, but then accepts and is unplugged from the Matrix to start his journey of becoming the one.
    Honestly, as of right now, I would consider myself ready to enter the belly of the whale. The semester is in full swing and homework along with swim practice is flying at me in every direction. The pressure to do well not only in academics, but athletics is very high at this point in my life. I am also at a money crisis and getting through the rest of the semester with pretty much no money is a struggle.

    Archetype Quiz Results
    You are the Creator!
    57% Innocent, 48% Orphan, 51% Warrior, 37% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 54% Lover, 52% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 46% Magician, 62% Ruler, 56% Sage and 52% Fool!
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task:  self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift:  Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
     The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
     
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Ending Reflection
    I think that all of this is very interesting. I am definitely in favor of the idea that movie ideas are recycled whether it be for the better or worse. I never knew really what an archetype was before this so it’s good to know more about something such as this. I am eager to learn more and to listen to what you have to say about this stuff.

  61. John Whitaker says:

    John Whitaker
    Major: International Business and Entrepreneurship

    You are the Caregiver!
    72% Innocent, 17% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 87% Caregiver, 33% Seeker, 72% Lover, 35% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 61% Magician, 67% Ruler, 67% Sage and 76% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    REFLECTION:

    I always kind of knew that many stories were told similarly. In high school that thought was also clarified. My English teacher taught us about Freytag’s Pyramid which is very similar to the idea of monomyth. Dr. Harrison clearly has a great grasp on the repetition of stories and it is evident through the thoroughness of the article. Although most stories in America have the same patterns as each other, that is not true all over the world. In movies in places such as Japan, it is not uncommon for the “bad guys” in a movie to win. I think that this is a very effective way of telling a story; that way the audience is on the edge of his/her seat the entire time. However, I do not believe that this would work out if it was just started in America one day because we are so used to the happy ending. All in all, i think that most stories have the same patterns, but that is not why we love stories; we love stories because of the process of the main character getting to where they are trying to go.

  62. sara says:

    69% Innocent, 40% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 62% Lover, 56% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 54% Magician, 69% Ruler, 49% Sage and 89% Fool!

    Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

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