Your Personality Type Isn’t Your Identity Its A Tool — Nina Zapala

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Your personality type isn’t your identity. It’s a tool intended to support your soul self on this earth-bound journey. To be more succinct, when you utilize your personality type from a healthy state, it becomes an expression of your soul’s desires. Your personality will consistently take action from a Divinely inspired place, the true SELF, rather than fill your reality with fear-based actions.

It’s a monumental shift, and it can change your life. It changed mine, and if you’re open, it can change yours!

For many, career personality typing from 1950 has become a way people identify themselves. These identities, labels, or judgments, pick another label, 🙃 have become popularized through mems, stereotypes, and false narratives.

These narratives are cruel, unimaginative, and untrue.

Your Personality Type isn’t Your Identity. Your Personality Type only indicates behaviors and characteristics! Don’t let it define you, as you are so much bigger than any theory!

This blog looks at a new narrative; personality typing with a spiritual understanding. It moves beyond career typology and explores the idea of how Divine Intelligence, the infinite, unlimited potential of all there IS, works through your personality, creating a personal reality that leads you in the direction of your highest good, your truth, the true SELF.

Pop on over to my YouTube channel for an unedited, 30-minute video on the topic, or enjoy a quick story on Pinterest. Want to learn more? Book a one-on-one session with me; click the button below.

Stop looking outside for help. You’re sourced and fuelled and funded by a renewable resource, which is within you. It never runs out. It is your Essence. It’s your life. — Michael Beckwith, New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Cente

What is the true SELF? Hint it's not a Personalty Type Identity!

I believe the true SELF to be the totality of who you are, your humanness, the logical human who shows up in the world using the five senses. It’s mind feed.

And then there is the flip-side of the true SELF. I believe it to be the beingness of a human being. It’s spiritually feed. It is the heart-center, the soul, or as I think of it, the spark of Divine Intelligence that resides in us all. In our beingness, we connect and recognize Divine Intelligence. The unlimited, unimagined, creative vast intelligence of all there IS. It’s the source of all, including every human being and everything you encounter on the planet.

In essence, our totality is a creation of our personality type, and our soul self united to create the true SELF. When the true SELF takes control, it expresses Divinely inspired actions through our personality, your personal reality. It’s your beingness expression through your humanness.

When you are not connected to the soul Self, you then create from the mind, which taps the past and is fed by what you know, your innate prescriptions of life. In the mind state, you are inspired typically by fear-based actions; ego, non-enoughness, what’s been prescribed by others, guilt…

Yep, it’s time to flip flop your thinking. As Michael Beckwith so eloquently said, ‘stop looking outside of yourself.’ And I’ll add, the external world is where you find answers about your life’s direction, purpose, or truth backed with fear. If you want the truth, go within. Intimately know your personality type, but remember, you will need to put your true SELF in charge of your life!

What Makes You Special?

Can you answer that question?
If you know what makes you special, share in the comment box below.

If you don’t know what makes you special, no worries, you are not alone, but let me help you begin to see how special you are.

Hidden Within Your Personality Type Are Helpful Tools

Hidden within you is a radiant, light-filled personality answering the question, what makes you special. I’ll use myself as an example.

I’m an ENTP, or as I’ve designated this type, the Curious One. Other pundits have labeled me as the:

  • Innovator
  • The Executor
  • Debator
  • Visionary
  • The Inventor

The indicators of my personality type characteristically show up as a novelty seeker, idea fountain, along with possibilities, opportunities… All are wonderful. Yet, if I don’t apply curiosity to all of these behaviors, they become prescriptions of what already exists. I will remain in what is because I’ve not embraced curiosity; my desire to learn, explore and grow has become unconscious.

When I recognize curiosity as an integral part of my true Self, I accept who I am and use creativity to gain knowledge. I remain open-minded to what is. I explore differences of opinions and cultures and question the HELL out of everything. It’s what I need to expand my consciousness and be at peace with myself.

Geez, I hope that makes sense.

Want to learn more about the aspects of your spiritual personality type? Do you even know your personality type? Book a session if you’d like to explore the ESSENTIAL SELF!

A symbol is a term, a name or a picture possessing specific connotations in addition to its conventional and obvious meaning. It implies something vague or hidden from us. — Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.

Your personality Type Isn’t Your Identity It’s a Tool: Let me Digress For a Minute.

Yes, I’ve created names for each personality type. I know this sounds hypocritical, but let me explain. I’ve refocused many of the words from career typology into a spiritual typology in my upcoming book.

For example, I don’t believe the word association of a dominant trait, the trait you use the most has a positive word association. In fact, if this trait becomes too dominant, you begin to develop unhealthy behaviors. I’ve re-visioned the dominant trait into the Essential Self as it is “essentially” who you are?

Words Have Energy

Please understand, I do not want a “word” to limit your potential. That would be wrong and arrogant. But since we live in a world that uses words to communicate, I, too, use words.

Words have energy, and I believe this with my whole heart. Here again, the intention is to focus not on the definition of the word but its energy. How is the energy of the word stirring within? What does it bring to your attention? The word is here only to open your eyes to a new way of seeing yourself. Using labels to identify yourself is the old paradigm of personality typing, which opposes personality typing with a spiritual understanding.

Don’t Believe What The Say, Believe What You Feel

My thought is that you look at what the personality pundits have said about your type. But please, and I include myself here, don’t take anybody’s word as to the “gospel of your true SELF.”


Because you give your power away to another human being, we are all beautiful souls who’ve experienced much in our lifetime. And we see life through these experiences, so they become tainted with our beliefs, values, and so forth. And through these experiences is where we express our opinions.

So I ask, are these your beliefs, values, and opinions. Before you say yes and blindly agree, question it all, and ask yourself, is this MY truth? You will get an answer as the body is quick to respond. If you feel a calm knowingness, the answer is yes, but if you feel your throat tightening, a knot in your stomach, a headache coming on… these are signs that you are moving away from your truth.

Next week’s blog will post the 16 personality types and the indicating words I’ve associated with each type. Stay tuned…

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 the next beautiful life chapter. –– Nina Zapala, founder: The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️

More About the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing

I hope you found Your Personality Type Isn’t Your Identity Its A Tool eye-opening. I’m passionate and intentional about introducing the idea of personality tying with a spiritual understanding to help 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, a fearless, pure, and healthy personality, 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 to 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!

Join The Movement

Ready to find yourself? If so, I’d love for you to join me on Tube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or Instagram. But, of course, the best way to feel part of this community is by subscribing to my email list.

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 on September 17, 2021.



Spiritual Personality Typing. Liberate the Mind. Free the Soul. Change Your Life. I’m a Teacher. Writer. Dog + Planet lover.

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Nina Zapala

Nina Zapala

Spiritual Personality Typing. Liberate the Mind. Free the Soul. Change Your Life. I’m a Teacher. Writer. Dog + Planet lover.