Motherlike caring leader

Mythic archetypal figure: Great Mother goddess.

I am conscientious worker. I will take care of my employee and clients even if it needs self-sacrifice. I want that they will understand to be obliged to me.

My best characters are: I dedicate myself emphatically, truthfully and varm-hearted to serve others

My weaknesses are: I do not allow my employee and the other nearest ones live their own life. My self-sacrificing behavior makes other feel guilty and leave them debt of gratitude. I am very often tired.


Fellow-leader 

Mythic archetypal figure: Female spouse of main god.

My life is in order if everybody takes their responsiveness. I am devoted fellow-leader and responsive and protective citizen.

My best characters are: I am dutiful and able to keep my promises.

My weaknesses are: When my world-views are based on obligations, I broke easily if others do not behave same way. Then I may become furious. I can be also very jealous. 


Fatherlike ruler

Mythic archetypal figure: Father-gods

I am nearly all-knowing and take everything for my duty and work hard. Others need my skills and I trust myself. I can protect fatherly my favourite employee.

My best characters are: I know what to do and I am also able to make decisions also in difficult situations. 

My weaknesses are: I may be selfish leader and I am not able to listen others. Its is difficult for me to accept anybody beside me.  My self-knowledge is bad, I get hurt easily and accuse others if something goes wrong. 


Instinctive leader

Mythic archetypal figure: Gods of Water

I am intuitive, effective and active. My abilities in coping with my feelings are not very good. I lose easily my temper. 

My best characters are: I can express also difficult feelings. I am able to be emphatic and understand  the meaning of feelings in life. 

My weaknesses are: My way is to unburden explosively my feelings. Therefore I may be also frightful. Hardships break me up and can ruin my life. Weak self-respect guides me to accuse others about my own problems. 


Hedonist

Mythic archetypal figure: Adonis

My life is guide by enjoyments. As a leader I maybe mostly interested in the possibilities that comes with the high position like prestige and wages.  Others may not be able to understand my odd way of life. 

My best characters are: Ability to enjoy and be free and moving

My weaknesses are: I am irresponsible. Economically successful persons criticise me. I may hurt somebody when I seek only pleasure. 


Competing female leader

Mythic archetypal figure: The Goddess of cultivation

I am competing and goal-directed. I can be rational, objective and fair.  In collegial relationships I behave sisterly or brotherly. 

My best characters are: My good knowledge and ability to be objective makes me good leader, one who endures also through disaster or hardship

My weaknesses are: I may forgot the meaning of emotions in leadership. My own touch to the world is merely based on knowledge. I may be too much concentrated to work and too competing. 



Sister, Feminist

Mythic archetypal figure: Goddess of forest

I feel good to be a part of women’s world and trust to my bodily wisdom and abilities. I prefer women to men in collegial relationships and tend to mistrust in men. 

My best characters are: I am strong and I am able to bring forth another kind of leadership and working culture into the too male-oriented world. 

My weaknesses are: I can wild and fearsome. I do not always see the meaning of the opposite sex. My female-oriented competing nature can be damaging in relationships. 



Innocent maiden

Mythic archetypal figure: Young maiden

I am not leader. I prefer to trust in others, especially in the older ones. I do no hesitate to ask help, when I need it. I am kind and quiet and do not insist any demands on others.

My best characters are: I am able to trust everybody and everything. 

My weaknesses are: I deny easily negative things and negative sides of life. I am often helpless and alone and stay long times in imaginary reality. 



Competing male leader

Mythic archetypal figure: Young sun-gods

I want to play potent person. I am educated, powerful and success-oriented. I work to develop my self-consciousness. In work I can be brotherly but also narcissistic. 

My best characters are: I know my goals in life and I am able to live still better life and be more effective

My weaknesses are: I can be narcissist and cruel. I do not have empathy for others’ needs and try to put these dawn. I am also too competing.



Fighter

Mythic archetypal figure: God of War

I enjoy fighting and want always to be the winner.  I am able to hit dawn enemies and rescue own employees.  I am brave and disciplined. In working relationships I seek after a partner or a helper. 

My best characters are: I enjoy to meet obstacles. My life is fighting and competing. 

My weaknesses are: I may be too cruel against the opponent and force them to subjugate to my power. I may start to compete and fight also inside own company. 



Outsider

Mythic archetypal figure: Gods of arts

I am not leader type.  I want to stay aside in marginal and have artistic abilities. Being out of normality gives me ability see thinks, which we do not normally see. I am rather shy in relationships. 

My best characters are: I am able to see sensitively and I can create beautiful things

My weaknesses are: I stay aside. I do not have much social life. I will be cheated by my lover and friends and I also may cheat them because of my inability. 


Enthusiast

Mythic archetypal figure: Goddess of Love

I am free and sensuous.  I am not goal-oriented and want to enjoy myself in life. I am also creative and changeable. In relationships I am interested to get admirers around me

My best characters are: The feelings and enthusiasm rises up in my presence. I am able to enjoy myself and get also others near by to feel good. I respect the life in all its forms.

My weaknesses are: My open eroticism my get people afraid. Open changeable love makes also people jealous. 



Wise female leader

Mythic archetypal figure: Goddess of Wisdom

I am learned to live quiet and wise life. I trust in others in social relationships and I am able to get workers to give their best.  I know the good meanings of religion to human life. I want to develop my spiritually. 

My best characters are: I am open-minded and loving. I have an open, understandable and allowing relationship towards all living. 

My weaknesses are: I live sometimes in my own world and the so-called normal life, getting more money and respect, does not interest me.


Wise male leader

Mythic archetypal figure: God of the Underworld

I take myself aside, out of normal life and give space for others. As a leader I can get the workers to give their best.  I can be a ‘hermit’ also in the middle of other people. 

My best characters are: I should know my own burdens and the life left beyond. I want to find the deeper meaning of the life. I am not afraid of death. The sense of nearness of death gives me peaceful mind.

My weaknesses are: I may become lonely with guilty feelings and stagnate with the bad things done in my earlier life. 


Wanderer

Mythic archetypal figure: The Messenger of the Gods

I am all the time moving and searching after inner reality and researching outside world. I am not depending on safety matters and thanking people around me. I want to be free and go my own way. 

My best characters are: I am good communicator and are also able to express myself. I can be good leader in short projects but I am not long-span.

My weaknesses are: I am a little bit out of everything and always going somewhere. It is not easy for me to make commitments. I cannot stay long in same situation.


Ecstatic Wanderer

Mythic archetypal figure: The God of ecstasy

I am not leader. None can hinder my ecstatic way of life. I will come and go freely. I can create new things. Any commitments does not interest me. 

My best characters are: I am free, creative and offer new spontaneous ways to life. I trust my instincts and bodily wisdom.

My weaknesses are: I do not live normal life, I am outside laws and rules. I may became narcotic. 


Clown, Fool

Mythic archetypal figure: Trickster 

I am not leader. I want to be free and non-conventional. I find new resolutions to yield the hindrances and problems. I am playful and arouse laugh and glad. 

My best characters are: I can turn thinks upside down and are able to see new possibilities. I try to enjoy every moment and I live fully. By my ability to laugh in every situation I can bring enjoyment also to other peoples life. 

My weaknesses are: I may not responsible. 




 

Archetypes in leadership