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Buddhist Personality Types

In addition to a theory of personality types, Theravada Buddhism psychology has a well-developed description of the underlying factors and dispositions that influence us. Some of this is the result of how past experiences can remain present throughout our lifetime. The combination of underlying mental factors and past conditioning come together to condition the appearance of what we sometimes call the “self”. On this afternoon, we identified the underlying mental factors and past experiences that contribute to our sense of self. We also discussed the impact these have on our personality structures. After identifying our own elaborate “Personality Type,” specific dhamma practices were identified to assist each individual to further develop the mind. Included in the discussion were:

  • Parāmi profile: 10 wholesome qualities of mind to be developed
  • Index of Potential Problems: the qualities of mind that most cause suffering
  • Primary Mentality: the 6 foundations of identification

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Buddhist Personality Types Steve Armstrong 2015.03.01 2:31:32 2:31:32
2015.03.01

Appears in Series:

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Sati Center <multiple> 2004.04.24 288:22:53 288:22:53
2004.04.24

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