You probably already know that people have different personality types. For example, some people are extroverted, others are introverted; some people are sensory and others are intuitive; etc. Perhaps you have taken the Myers-Briggs or D.I.S.C tests or you have discovered your Enneagram type, and this has explained a great deal about how you operate in the world. We are big fans of this type of exploration, as it can give you great deal of self-understanding. However, it is a very different investigation to finding out your Terrain Of Consciousness.
Your Terrain has nothing to do with your personality. It is a developmental stage you are going through, a phase you are passing through on your evolutionary spiritual journey. While you are at this Terrain, you are seeing the world through a particular set of filters. This causes you to see the world differently from people at other Terrains, and as a result, it causes you to have different kinds of beliefs and take different kinds of actions than they do. But this has no more similarity to your personality type than your age does.
For example, let's take the Connection-Based Terrain (Circle). You could be any of the 16 Myers-Briggs types and still be at Circle. You could be any of the 9 Enneagram types and still be at Circle. For example, you may be an introvert or an extrovert at Circle, you may be a perfectionist or a people-pleaser at Circle. All of these people at Circle have very different personality types, but they are all deeply connected to the Web of Life and are operating from their Heart rather than their head because—being at Circle—they are at the same stage in their spiritual development.
Your personality type is unlikely to change, any more than is your body type, your coloring, or your star sign. These are all part of the unique 'geometry' you came into this lifetime with. Yet your Terrain Of Consciousness can change. As your awareness expands, a point may come when you pass through an 'Event Horizon of Perception' and shift into the next Terrain Of Consciousness.
It is important to understand that you will still keep your existing personality type if you shift Terrain. You won't suddenly switch from being a logical literal thinker to a figurative dreamer! You won't go from being intuitive to sensory. However, at each Terrain you move through, you will embody your personality type differently. For example, the extroverted performer at Pyramid may seek fame and power as a movie star, however, the extroverted performer at Spiral may carry her light in a quieter, more subtle way, seeking to radiate love to those around her by her essence.
So make sure not to confuse the Ten Terrains of Consciousness with the many 'typologies' out there. The Ten Terrains is a Model that explains humanity's evolutionary spiritual journey and the different ways that people relate to reality. Discovering your Terrain can be one of the most profound gifts you can give yourself. But it has nothing to do with your personality type :)
～ by Tahnee Woolf ～
co-creator of the Ten Terrains Of Consciousness
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