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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 preference when you meet someone new? A: Do you prefer experiencing an instant, deep, intimate connection where personal information is shared quickly (Fire)? B) Do you prioritize honoring proper boundaries of engagement with individuals you hardly know, expecting the same from them (Metal)?
Which option best describes your reaction under stress when someone accuses you of making a mistake and asks for an explanation? A) Do you tend to feel scattered and confused about the details, leading to panic (Fire)? B) Do you typically have a clear understanding of what happened and can describe the facts and details with poise (Metal)?
Which option best describes how you prefer to engage with new acquaintances? A) Are you inclined to ask new acquaintances about intimate details of their careers and family right away, hoping for and getting excited about reciprocal sharing (Fire)? B) Do you tend to refrain from initiating conversations about private topics, in the hope of avoiding unwanted inquiries (Metal)?
Which option best describes how you'd feel if a loved one surprised you tonight with a wonderful vacation, with departure scheduled for the very next day? A) Would you feel more delighted because you relish surprises (Fire)? B) Would you feel more perturbed because surprises leave you no time to make any necessary arrangements for being away (Metal)?
Which option best describes the type of leader you're more inclined to feel confident in? A) A leader who trusts their intuitive feeling about the right next move (Fire)? B) A leader who emphasizes reliance on research and data, discounting intuition as unreliable when making important decisions (Metal)?

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