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Five Elements Defined

According to Chinese Medicine, each of us is born with a unique blend of five archetypes within our personal nature. One of these five types serves as our primary nature. This primary nature determines how we interact with our internal and external world.

Understanding the physical, cognitive and spiritual archetypal correlations gives you a fascinating ability to predict your functional and dysfunctional life patterns, both in relationships and on your own. Once you know these patterns you are empowered to prevent and overcome those that aren’t healthy. 

Understanding your type gives you insight into why you are prone to certain physical, cognitive, relationship and work challenges.  When we know ourselves. we learn how to self-regulate and empathize with the diverse needs of others. As a result, life is sweeter, music sounds more robust, colors are more saturated and love is boundless.

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Tournesol Founder, Carey Davidson, catalyzes personal healing. Discover how your archetypal nature advances your ability to predict and overcome obstacles to success at home, at work, in love and in our wide and wonderful world.

Discover Your Primary Archetype

We all have a mix of all five elements in our nature. The element you scored highest in is your primary. It informs how you engage in the world. Take a look at all the element definitions below with your assessment scores at hand. You’ll see how much of each type exists in your nature.

The Eternal Optimist - The Fire Archetype

Fire is often associated with warmth, passion and joy. Your work is in preventing burnout and overcoming the fear of losing love and connection.

The Caregiver - The Earth Archetype

Earth types are nurturing, warm and highly empathetic toward others. Your work is around feeling safe in the face of social anxiety, overwhelm and worry.

The Perfectionist - The Metal Archetype

Metal types create beauty in the world and are meticulous and detail oriented.  Your work revolves around not getting too stuck in the details and overcoming self-critical beliefs.

The Philosopher - The Water Archetype

Water types are excellent listeners and are philosophical and introspective. Your work is in preventing over-isolation in times of stress.

The Go-getter - The Wood Archetype

Wood types are determined visionaries. They seek out challenges and perform well under pressure.  Your work is in overcoming the frustration of feeling confined.

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