How to rediscover your childlike personality type is a new paradigm in personality typing. When our personality type is pure and childlike, it naturally takes inspired actions led by Divine Intelligence. A childlike persona is the way of the “soul’s role” in personality typing.
Your childlike personality type,
Is open-minded, and innocent,
Knows the heart is where truth lies,
Connects to eternal unlimited, potential,
Is pure in thought,
Instinctual in nature,
Sees the world anew, daily,
Fearless, and pure
Knows beauty is love expressed,
A childlike persona is rooted in Divine Intelligence.
Nina Zapala, book excerpt, the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️
What is a Childlike Personality Type?
Please understand this definition is mine and mine alone. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
Nina’s Definition: a Divinely inspired, pure personality; is childlike in nature, chosen to help us through trials, tribulations, and triumphs we encounter in life. Realize this persona is the perfect fit to support your life’s purpose. In fact, your personality type clearly reveals your life purpose; when it’s in a pure, childlike state.
Let me be clear; I’m. not speaking of a “childish” persona; I speak of a childlike personality type.
One More Thing
Your childlike personality is the “doorway” connecting you to a spark of Divine Intelligence; found in the center of your heart. Meaning when your personality type becomes fearless, open, and clear, it receives Divinely inspired directions and actions always with your higher self in mind.
Will you trust and listen to your higher self? Or will you continue to trust and listen to the external voices of the world?
Ponder this question as you make choices in life!
Where Did Your Childlike Personality Go?
Most of us don’t remember our early days when we would cry, smile, and poop, and everyone was like, oh, what a cute baby. Nobody scolded us, made fun of us, or judged us for doing what comes naturally to us. Ahh, the good old days.
Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, “a child around age two until approximately age seven is in the ego stage of development. This means the child cannot use logic or transform, combine or separate ideas (Piaget, 1951, 1952).” Simply Pshycology.com
I know I did, and mothers everywhere will probably agree with this assessment, but in simpler terms, it’s known as the “terrible twos.”
The terrible twos, for many children, are a time of rebellion against what is being forced upon them, my belief. Again, I also believe children are very in tune with their higher self, which is actually your eternal being rebelling!
For most of us, the rebellion is subdued, which begins the distortion of the pure, childlike persona. We as children learn guilt for not doing what we are told. Shame for being something other than our parents expect us to be and fear losing love, security, and acceptance unless we contort ourselves to be someone else.
Guilt and shame conditioning continue until we recognize it as an adult and either remain unconscious or consciously stop the cycle.
It’s a long journey, so if you are not there, please don’t judge yourself. Celebrate yourself that you’ve begun thinking of removing negative beliefs. This is a big step, an awakening to your truths.
The child’s unknowing is also fertile… we have to find ways to unlearn those things that screen us from the perception of profound truth. We have to achieve the child’s unknowing because we have been made so smart. Zen also recommends not losing the “beginner's mind,” so important for immediacy in experience.
Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul, pp51–52
How to Uncover Fears In Your Personality Type
Based on liberating lessons and teachings, the best way to stop unhealthy fears of guilt, shame, and unworthiness… is to explore your personality type, especially the primary trait, aka the Essential Self.
Remember, typing predisposes each persona to certain behaviors, both good and bad. If you look into the weakness of a trait, you will find accompanying fears.
Myself as an Example
My dominant trait, extroverted intuition, sees new ideas, possibilities, opportunities, innovation, creativity…
Want to find your fears? Look no further because unhealthy traits have what you’re looking for, especially your Essential Self, the primary trait. Because when it’s unhealthy, all the traits become unhealthy. It’s a dominion effect.
When my dominant trait is unhealthy, I’m busy and never stop-a a crazy woman on a quest for new possibilities. I don’t take time to analyze, slow down and think or listen to someone else’s idea because I’ve become a know-it-all, ignorant, arrogant and compulsive. I’ve stopped listening to what my trait is trying to tell me. Eww!
When we are willing to listen to what fear is trying to teach us, we gain a deeper understanding of our childlike personality type, which opens the doorway to our heart center, the Divine spark within. This is the path to our true SELF. When my Essential Self is healthy, I can recreate the ordinary into something extraordinary.
See the difference. It’s HUGE!
How much fresher milk and sky and laughter will taste once we are returned to the feel of being new
Mark Nepo, author Book of Awakening
Rediscovering Your Childlike Personality
The quote from Mark Nepo above shows the first steps in rediscovering your childlike personality. It often stems from feeling into situations, which is an endless task of discovering and rediscovering what our feelings tell us. What’s paradoxical here is you must go to the soul self, aka heart-mind, to feel what’s right for you.
Simply put, triggers alerts us to untruths, aka false beliefs. They are gentle messages from the soul, letting you know it’s time to awaken from the trauma, pain, struggle… which recreates itself anew every day if you don’t let go. Pay really close attention to triggers. They are key to rediscovering your childlike personality.
Also, know you can’t begin the process with a logical mind. It’s muddied by years of being feed sticky, negative programs; confusion, guilt, shame…
The progress begins when the heart becomes clear versus staying in confusion.
The heart can communicate with the mind, encouraging new beginnings. It ushers in fresh thoughts and beliefs that are pure, fearless, and unencumbered. Negative feelings drop away, and triggers lessen.
You’ve grasped the importance of listening to your heart. Your childlike persona is now in fellowship with your logical mind. Ahh, the true SELF readies itself to bloom!
Ask yourself, do you want to be lead by your own Divine Intelligence, or do you want to be lead by external forces?
Nina Zapala, founder, the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️
#Journal Prompt and Meditation
What’s triggering your fears? Name them.
Ask: How are you blocking the “feelings” that are locked in your heart? Now close your eyes, be still, feel and breathe into the feeling, and breathe out the feeling. Try to stay in this meditation until a feeling arises.
What’s been triggering your fears over the years? Name them all.
#Meditation: Ask, How are you blocking the “feelings” that are locked in your heart? Now close your eyes, be still, feel and breathe in the feeling, and then breathe it out. Try to stay in the meditation until a feeling arises.
Answers come from the heart, where the spark of Divine Intelligence lives. This Divine spark lights the path of the true SELF. If you want to know your truth, you must embrace a childlike persona, the gateway to Divine Intelligence.
#Journal Prompt: Writing about your feelings, who, what, when, where, and why? How are these feelings negatively affecting you today?
Realize these feelings are not YOU. You are a human being here on earth to co-create with love, aka Divine Intelligence. The feeling was genuine at the time but is no longer relevant in the here and now.
More About the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing
I hope you found How to Rediscover Your Childlike Personality Type eye-opening. I’m passionate and intentional about introducing the idea of personality tying with a spiritual understanding to you awaken to your true SELF.
The career personality typing model of the 1950s is fine. Yet, as we awaken to our spiritual needs, we must use the gifts of a childlike personality type to support our spiritual selves.
When our childlike persona and spiritual selves are in a union, we express soul intentions, taking Divinely inspired action in all we do. Ahh, the true SELF in action; it’s with you always exuding joy, passion, and purpose.
You Are Not Alone in Life’s Transitions
Are you wondering, “Who Am I?” “How did I get here?” “Why Am I Here?” You are not alone in your quest for answers as 93%of people want to change something about themselves?
Why change what Divine Intelligence created you to be? The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️ answers life’s most challenging questions while also illuminating the gifts you are here to share with the world.
I say Don’t Change Yourself. Find Your True SELF.
In times of confusion and chaos are when critical decision-making skills are needed the most. The choices you make today can alter the course of your life.
A question: Do you want to make choices inspired by your Divinely Inspired true SELF? Or will you continue to rely on the external world, an external “hero” to help you sail through life?
I’m sharing the liberating lessons and soul wisdom I gained going through my transitional 7-year life tsunami to guide you through yours. The time is now. It’s never too late to begin again!
Are you going through a life transition? Becoming a parent, empty nester, going through a divorce, or major career change? A deep working knowledge of your spiritual personality will give you the clarity, confidence, and courage to guide you into your next life chapter.
- Nina Zapala, founder: The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️
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It’s Time to Discover; The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ — Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP.
Note: I’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side and ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.
Originally published at https://www.ninazapala.com on August 27, 2021.