Jungian experience revealed the basis of personality.
Some things can only be partially understood through external observation, and this is true for human personality. Its basic aspects were felt through internal experience, specifically, a descent into the deepest inner realm of the Self.
In mid-life, the framework’s creator, Chris Charuhas, had a mystical experience that was both unsettling and enlightening. During this experience, Chris perceived what he thought of as raw Masculine energy, the terrifying force known in the Hindu tradition as the destructive aspect of Shiva. He also felt what he judged to be raw Feminine energy, the beatific grace that Dante Alighieri wrote about in the Divine Comedy.
This encounter with what he interpreted to be humanity’s primal energies gave him insight into how they worked, and he wrote down several ideas about how people channel the Feminine and Masculine. His notes would later form the foundation of the KanerosTM Personality Type Framework.
He later learned that the psychologist Carl Jung had a similar experience, which Jung called a “confrontation with the unconscious.” Jung said about his experience that “I often had to cling to the table so as not to fall apart,” but he felt it would be valuable, so he went with it. He expressed its importance this way:
I hit upon this stream of lava, and the heat of its fires reshaped my life…my works are a more or less successful endeavor to incorporate this incandescent matter into the contemporary picture of the world.
That’s an excellent description of Chris’ experience as well.