The Light Boar: You are a natural born leader in term of getting things done, planning, following through on what you say you will do, and making choices that are proactive. People tend to rely on your expertise and they admire your work ethic and focus. Your energetic power exudes, “I am in charge and in control,” which can be a relief for some and a threat to others.
The Shadow Boar: In the wild, a boar gets aggressive when it feels trapped – a human being with the boar archetype can get defensive when confronted. This defensiveness may feel aggressive, often taking the form of vocally proving yourself right and the other person wrong; it can also involve ruminating about past situations, judging another that has challenged your actions or thoughts. The need to be right and the need to control an outcome is often your downfall and causes great disturbance within you.
The Business Boar: You are very successful in early stages of business where you can do most things yourself. However, you may struggle to build an effective team or expand your business with joint venture partners and long-term employees because of your desire to be in control and to be right. You may micromanage and believe that only you can do the job best. Business Boars may also experience trouble at home when parenting or partnering, and employees may even leave work environments where the Boar is in charge. Boars are typically aware of their power distortion, often feeling lonely and frustrated by an inability to change their deeply ingrained patterns of power.
The Light Butterfly: You are naturally captivating and people are drawn to you. You have a presence that draws people in and you have an avid and enthusiastic tribe of followers. You are colourful and expressive while still being real and authentic. You are not drawn into the chaos of life but rather have a great joy for life as you open your heart continually to experiences around you.
The Shadow Butterfly: In nature, the butterfly moves quickly through life: dancing, mating, eating and dying all within 2 days to 2 weeks. The Shadow Butterfly Archetype is similar. Since you are not prone to attachments of any sort you may find yourself thinking about moving on to the next person, project or idea in your life – which may lead to an aversion to follow through and commitment. Because of this, it can be difficult for the Shadow Butterfly to work in a team where deadlines, follow through and high quality work is required. As a Shadow Butterfly, you will also be prone to seeing yourself as either superior to others (spiritually, mentally, emotionally as well as skill-wise), or to see yourself as removed from the cares of humanity, preferring to fly high above the dramas of the world. This may do wonders to keep you in a Zen state, but can cause much difficulty in relationships, where others perceive that you are uncaring, distant, unreliable or even disloyal.
The Business Butterfly: As a business butterfly, your charisma and colourful expression draws many new clients and teams to you, but overtime, these same people may leave the fan club, annoyed with your lack of follow-through as you don’t always do what you say you are going to do and change your mind or direction quickly. This intensifies when others perceive that you are above the cares of this world. You may be initially surprised by their irritation with you, justifying that you require change and passion to feel alive, yet deep inside you know that your power archetype is holding you back.
The Light Cockatoo: You are a highly social creature and love to connect with others. You care greatly for the tribe, and are a master storyteller. People often tell you that you are the glue that holds the organization together because you take time to make people a priority. People come to you first if they have a personal problem and you take pride in this. As a parent or lover, you take care of others and support them when they go through challenges.
The Shadow Cockatoo: Because Cockatoos are highly social creatures, they can become overly dependent on outside affection and affirmation. This makes the Cockatoo in you more apt to take things personally and be sensitive to the actions and behaviours of others. You may find yourself thinking about or even complaining about what they did or didn’t do or say on a regular basis. A bad case of Shadow Cockatoo results in you repeating stories like a broken record rather than letting go or taking action to improve the situation.
The Business Cockatoo: You are great at building relationships with colleagues and team members. You care deeply for your customers. However, if you don’t like someone, everyone knows it, either energetically or because you’ve been vocal about it. You are equally hard on yourself, and can spiral into self-criticism. The Business Cockatoo must become much more aware of negative self-talk and taking things personally and learn to navigate their power in ways that don’t cause emotional chaos within themselves and the organization. Once they train their mind to do this, Business Cockatoos have the capacity to build a thriving team built on authentic, no-drama communication and genuine care for each other.
The Light Armadillo: You are a wise and sensitive soul despite your often tough exterior. You prefer to be in the background rather than be the life of the party, and you are very comfortable being alone. This allows you to be the one people seek for wise council, as you don’t tend to get dragged into drama or chaos at the office or at home. You are very capable of seeing the motives of others, but while you may understand and even have compassion for human behaviour, you often get tired of it all and withdraw.
The Shadow Armadillo: Just like the Armadillo in the wild, when you feel fear, you protect yourself by withdrawing from the world. This action eventually becomes your go-to power pattern. You become distant and stop connecting emotionally. You step back from meaningful conversations or important debates and decision making processes. You may even find that life begins to lose meaning. On a personal level, you say no when people invite you to gatherings or events, preferring to stay home. Others perceive that you have stopped caring, and on some level, they may be right.
The Business Armadillo: While the Business Armadillo is typically very efficient and productive due to protecting their boundaries, they have trouble developing deep relationships with colleagues and clients. New clients can sense the armadillo is not fully present and may back away from working with them. Business Armadillos find that people tend to tire them out. They reason that they need much more time alone, which then creates more distance with the people in their life, often impacting the quality of business relationships. While you may see this as your personality trait, there is also a distinct power pattern that is stopping you from reconnecting deeply with others. Once you dissolve the Shadow side of the Armadillo in business and life, you will expand your business with happy clients and colleagues you are passionate about connecting with.