Attitudinal Psyche (AP) is a personality typology system that measures your attitudes towards four main aspects of life.
There are four aspects of life that Attitudinal Psyche defines: Physics, Logic, Volition and Emotion. An easier way to imagine what this means, is to decide what part of the human experience something may affect.
- Does it affect your body or health? It’s Physics.
- Does it affect your mind or thoughts? It’s Logic.
- Does it affect your spirit or willpower? It’s Volition.
- Does it affect your feelings or soul? It’s Emotion.
All domains of life can be divided into the pieces and parts that make them up. For this, we use the aspects.
There are also four main ways in which everyone dispositions their attitude towards each of the aspects. The attitudes are defined by Attitudinal Psyche as: Confident, Flexible, Insecure and Oblivious. An easy way to imagine the attitudes is to understand how you view yourself against others.
- If you are more confident in yourself and own interest than others? You’re demonstrating the Confident attitude.
- If you are equally flexible in helping your own interests and others? You’re demonstrating the Flexible attitude.
- If you are insecure, unsure and worried about your own interests and others? You’re demonstrating the Insecure attitude.
- If you are oblivious to your own interests and thereby trust others more? You’re demonstrating the Oblivious attitude.
What Attitudinal Psyche suggests, is that the aspects (F,L,V,E) and the attitudes (confident, flexible etc.) come together to form a function. No one aspect can be in charge of two attitudes, nor can one attitude be in charge of two aspects. Each attitude and aspect fit together to create four distinct functions.
For this example, we have chosen the Physics aspect to join with the Confident attitude. We label this as “1F“. The Emotion aspect has joined with the Flexible attitude: “2E“. The Logic aspect has joined with the Insecure attitude: “3L” (Ouch!). And finally, the Volition attitude has joined with the Oblivious attitude: “4V“.
All of these functions work together to create the full range of one’s attitude and disposition in life. In this example, we call this type FELV.
The AP type FELV is one of the 24 distinct personality types that make up all of Attitudinal Psyche. Each type has a very unique set of functions that determine what they focus on and how they interact with the world. For more information of each type, please visit “The 24 Personalities” tab.
The 24 distinct AP types are further categorized into “Sextas”. Each sexta has its own name (named after Greek numbers). They are Ena (1), Dio (2), Tria (3), Tessera (4), Pente (5), and Exi (6) respectively. There are four types per sexta which all seek accomplishment and discussion of the same aspects of life. We refer to this similar focus as “Process oriented functions” (2nd Flexible & 3rd Insecure) and “Results oriented functions” (1st Confident & 4th Oblivious). Each type in the same sexta will have the same two aspects in their 2nd + 3rd function, and 1st + 4th function.
For example, LVEF and FVEL both have V+E as process oriented functions (2+3) and L+F as results oriented functions (1+4). They are both part of the Exi sexta.
Furthermore, every two types in Attitudinal Psyche have a unique relationship between them. Types within the same sexta have the best compatibility, but there are varying degrees of wonderful matches – to not so great matches depending on which two types are involved. For more information on this, please visit the “Type compatibility” tab.
(The relation in the graphic is called the “Radiant” relation. It’s highly compatible and ranked 9/10.)
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The underlying theory that acts as core tenet of Attitudinal Psyche was originally developed by the Russian author, Alexander Afanasyev, in the book “Syntax of Love.”
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