Every Archetype Has a Shadow Side
This is the unconscious parts of your personality that are not always visible or expressed. It includes fears, insecurities, and hidden desires that oftentimes lead you to make poor decisions or engage in destructive behaviors. The key to harnessing the power of the shadow side is to be aware of it and recognize when it is influencing your actions.
By understanding when the shadow side is not serving you, you can learn how to better manage yourself. You can also use this knowledge to help others gain insight into their own shadows, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their behavior and choices in life.
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Get to Know Your Shadow Side, to Easily Shift Conflict to Creative COnversation
Understanding the shadow side of our archetypes can shift conflict to creative conversation. When team members understand and value the unique perspectives and gifts of each other, it is easier for members to assume positive intent. Positive intent creates a safe place to seek to understand each other and avoid jumping to conclusions. Conflict can easily be resolved and creative solutions are more easily generated.
The shadow side does not serve you when it creates conflict that can lead to unhealthy dynamics within your team. By understanding how different archetypal patterns may contribute to team dysfunction, teams can more easily recognize and address potential issues before they escalate.
Exploring the dynamics of individual archetypes is a great way to build trust, strengthen relationships, promote productivity and improve overall team performance. So why not take the time to learn about the different types of Archetypes and allow yourself to grow? With a little bit of insight and exploration, you’ll be well on your way to success.