This type framework reflects new thinking about human personality.
The KanerosTM Personality Type Framework takes its name from the Greek words kanali (channel) and Eros (life force) because it shows how we channel the two energies of Eros, the Feminine and the Masculine. It’s based upon four principles:
- We all channel both Feminine and Masculine energy.
Both energies combine within a person to shape her/his personality. Like other forms of energy, they’re conveyed by matter: the hormones oxytocin and testosterone.
- Your primary energy determines your natural intensity.
Primary energy is the energy one channels at a greater level. It’s usually Feminine in a woman, and Masculine in a man. It makes you more laid-back, or more hard-charging.
- Your secondary energy shapes your basic temperament.
Secondary energy is the energy one channels at a lesser level. It’s usually Feminine in a man, and Masculine in a woman. It makes you naturally creative, or instinctively conservative.
- Natural intensity + basic temperament = personality type.
Factors such as birth order and intelligence also affect your personality, but your natural intensity and basic temperament form the core of who you are.