Your Personality Isn’t Your Identity: It’s A Tool

Your personality isn’t your identity. I believe it to be a tool intended to support your soul self on this earth-bound journey. More succinctly, 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 activities.

It’s a monumental shift, and it can change your life. It changed mine, and if you’re open, it can change yours! Nina Zapala –Founder and Guide Spiritual Personality Typing

For many, career personality typing from the 1950s has become a way for people to identify themselves. These identities, labels, or judgments are labels. 🙃 We’ve 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 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.

Don’t have time to read the blog? No worries, check out the cliff notes here, or head on over to my YouTube channel for an unedited, 30-minute video on the topic. Do you love Pinterest? Me too. Enjoy a quick story on Pinterest.

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 Personality 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 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.

Who We Are in Our Totality?

In essence, our totality creates our personality type, and our soul self unites 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’ve disconnected from the Soul Self, you’ll only create from the mind, which taps into the past and is fed by what you know, your innate prescriptions of life. In this mental state, you are inspired typically by fear-based actions; ego, not-enoughness, guilt, shame, another’s prescription of who you are…

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 unique, share in the comment box below.

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

Just Below the Surface of Your Personality Are Extraordinary Tools for Self Growth

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

I’m an ENTP, or as I’ve designated this type, Inquisitive, while others have labeled my type:

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

The indicators of my personality type characteristically show up as a novelty seeker, highly creative, and pattern- seekers who thrive on possibilities and opportunities. Wonderful, right?. Yet, if I don’t apply curiosity to all these behaviors, they become prescriptions of what already exists. I will remain in what is because I’ve not embraced my signature curiosity; my desire to learn, explore and grow has become unconscious.

When I recognize curiosity as integral to 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 doesn’t sound very good, but let me explain. In my upcoming book, I’ve refocused many of the words from career typology into a spiritual typology. 

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

Words Have Energy

Please understand that I do not want words 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 on the word’s energy, not the definition. How does the energy of the word resonate? What does it bring to your attention? Using labels to identify yourself is the old paradigm of personality typing, which opposes personality typing with a spiritual understanding.

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

When you’re on the web, look at personality profiles and what’s said about your type, don’t take everything literally. Ask yourself how you feel, and please, I include myself, 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 one. Stay tuned…

Recap: Your Personality Type Isn’t Your Identity

– A look at a new personality paradigm; personality typing with a spiritual understanding,

– The goal of the personality typing with a spiritual understanding helps you re-know the truth of who you really are, your true SELF,

– How to rethink and use words as higher vibrational energy vs. solely identifying with the definition of a word; which puts you in a box,

– Don’t believe what they say; believe how you feel about what they say.

I don’t know who I am right now. But I know who I’m not. And I like that.” ― Amber Smith, The Way I Used to Be

More About Spiritual Personality Typing

I hope you found Your Personality Type Isn’t Your Identity Its A Tool eye-opening. I’m here to share a new philosophy to get you excited about your personality. I hope you begin to see your personality as a magical tool and realize its importance to a meaningful life.

Make understanding your personality type a priority. It’s the best relationship you can cultivate in this lifetime.

Of course, with all good things in life, if you do the work, take responsibility, and make personality typing with a spiritual understanding, a daily ceremony, you’ll reap the rewards. Once you do, you’ll realize the only way for your higher self to express itself is through a healthy persona – the two can’t exist without each other.

It’s a profound awakening, moving you closer to your truth, unshackling you from a purposeless existence into a new reality of unlimited possibilities. You’ll be ready for any occasion, situation, or event – travel, relationships, career, and most importantly, a meaningful life.

I know this to be true because this is precisely how it works in my life.

Join The Movement

Will you join me on this journey? I believe spiritual personality typing is Divinely timed. It’s a relevant new tool to assist those who aspire to ascend during the great awakening we are all experiencing. So let me ask, are you ready to learn more about who you really are to illuminate your soul Self?

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xoxo 🙋🏼‍♀️


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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.

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