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The core theory of Attitudinal Psyche is based on the “golden equation” spread out over the four aspects as described by Alexander Y Afanasyev in his book “Syntax of Love”. The golden equation is a 2×2 grid of positive and negative disposition over self and others, creating four combinations (+-, ++, –, -+). This equation is used in countless personality and psychology structures and systems.
However, Attitudinal Psyche does not translate 1:1 to Afanasyev’s descriptions, explanations, and understanding of the 24 types that he then created after theorizing the existence of the golden equation over the aspects. Attitudinal Psyche diverges in many key ways from the original theory with the emergence of “phases”, 18 distinct lexical patterns (as discovered by the AP-QAI), growth lessons for each type and attitude, subtypes and mitigation prevalence, attitudinal relations and compatibility, type relations and compatibility, evolution of the sextas and the rule of 7, encapsulation of aspects, attitude blocks, clubs, and many other discoveries that are unique to AP.
Attitudinal Psyche was created to represent a distinct, separate and more developed system of personality than Psyche Yoga as discovered by R. Collopy. Attributing the unique research, explanations, discoveries and more from AP to Psyche Yoga would be misleading, false and downright disrespectful to the copyrighted creations and work of Afanasyev’s. Attitudinal Psyche will continue to evolve in the coming years, and although it owes all of its creation to Afanasyev, it is not the same thing nor should it be equated out of respect for the integrity of the original system. There are many differing schools of thought that have emerged in Russia based on Psyche Yoga, and Attitudinal Psyche is just one derivative. I encourage all of those who are curious in personality systems to do your own research and compare and contrast the literature as it is quintessential in developing an understanding of what is true.
Lastly, “Psychosophy®” is trademarked by Scott Hamilton and is unrelated to Afanasyev’s work. The correct term for referencing the original theory is “Psyche Yoga”.
www.aleafan.org – Website for more information regarding psyche yoga and Alexander Y. Afanasyev