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What is The Five Archetypes?

  • A science-based system that teaches people to thrive in the face of challenge, improving personal well-being, relationships, and the effectiveness of business strategies.
  • A systematic approach to build confidence, empathy, and a growth mindset.
  • It's not a personality test; its primary goal is to guide us to grow ourselves, others and our organizations - especially in the face of chaos and adversity - rather than merely emphasizing our differences.

How to use your Five Archetypes results:
  • Step 1: Notice your highest and lowest archetypes. You may have ties, which is fine!
  • Step 2: Explore the PDFs that correspond to your highest and lowest archetypes. The PDFs demonstrate how your unconscious thoughts and behaviors strengthen or weaken your relationships.
  • Step 3: Join the waitlist for our digital learning program! Get personalized, bite-sized text reminders and activities to rewire stress responses for healthier relationships. The program launches in Spring 2024 - access the waitlist on your 5A assessments results page.


  • The assessment takes about 10 minutes. As you consider how to rate each phrase, be careful not to fall into the trap of “I should.”
  • Instead, pause and reflect on how frequently in the past three months you have felt aligned with each statement. The more accurate your answers, the more spot on your personalized action plan will be.
  • Upon completion, a link to your results will be emailed to you. Follow the link to find information about your archetypes, such as stressors, gifts, and more, which will enable you to apply your results immediately.
  • Click the "Next" button below to begin.
Which option best describes your stress reaction in a group meeting when someone points out flaws in your project pitch? A) Are you more likely to get angry and feel criticized (Wood)? B) Are you more likely to ruminate about the fact that you could've addressed their needs better, potentially avoiding the conflict in the first place (Earth)?
Which option best describes your preference in brainstorming conversations? A) Do you appreciate the importance of giving everyone a chance to speak and explore all angles, even if it takes several meetings (Earth)? B) Do you prefer people get to the point without excessive discussion (Wood)?
Which option best describes what makes you feel better when you feel like things are stuck and not moving forward? A) Does it make you feel better to shout in frustration and then be reminded of your past wins to boost your confidence (Wood)? B) Does it make you feel better to talk to someone you trust and be ensured that you've done the right thing and followed the right protocol (Earth)?
Which option best describes what feels worse when you're feeling insecure or irritable? A) When people don't show appreciation for how you've supported them and what you've done for them(Earth)?, B) Having to engage in lots of small talk that drags on for a long time (Wood)?
Which option best describes how you are most comfortable dealing with disagreements that arise between you and others? A) Are you more comfortable being accommodating to avoid potential conflict (Earth)? B) Are you more comfortable facing the conflict head-on, making sure to address the issue right away (Wood)?

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