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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 what makes you feel worse when you're feeling very irritable already? A) Do you find it makes it worse when people don't show interest in you and what you have to offer (Fire)? B) Do you find it makes it worse when you have to slow down and engage in lots of small talk (Wood)?
Which option best describes how you would react in a meeting when you're excited about moving a project forward and someone lists all the reasons why you can't proceed as planned? A) Are you more likely to get angry and feel like your plan is being criticized (Wood)? B) Are you more likely to feel sad and perceive the person doesn't appreciate you for who you are (Fire)?
Which option best describes how you prefer to engage In brainstorming conversations? A) Do you enjoy being playful and excited about tossing around fun ideas with people (Fire)? B) Do you prefer that people save time and get to the point (Wood)?
Which option best describes what would make you feel better after someone criticizes your work? A) Does it make you feel better to cry, and then get a hug and reassurance from someone who has your back (Fire)? B) Does it make you feel better to shout in frustration and then be reminded of your past wins to boost your confidence (Wood)?
Which option best describes what you're most likely to do If someone gets in your way of getting things done? A) Are you more likely to quickly make your way around this obstacle and remain on course (Wood)? B) Are you more likely to panic and feel big uncomfortable emotions while you try to figure out the nicest way to deal with this new problem (Fire)?

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