Greedy, Aversive, Or Deluded? Find Out Here !

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Greedy, Aversive, Or Deluded? Find Out Here !

The Visuddhimagga offers descriptions of six personality temperaments: three unwholesome types and three wholesome types. The text suggests that the unwholesome and wholesome types “parallel” each other. The modern-day application of the personality-type system focuses primarily on the three unwholesome types and pairs them with their positive attributes. The three types of Buddhist personalities, paired with their positive tendencies, are Greed/Faith, Aversive/Discerning Wisdom, and Deluded/Speculative. The Greed/Faith personality type is characterized by craving and optimism, the Aversive/Discerning type by criticism and clarity, and the Deluded/Speculative type by doubt and equanimity. Each type has its neurotic tendencies and its awakened tendencies, and the spiritual ta


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you go to a friend’s house for the first time, what is the first thing you notice? 
    • A. 

      The handsome Sub-Zero fridge you’d love to have in your own kitchen.

    • B. 

      The cluttered living room that would be much more welcoming if she got rid of a few chairs and rearranged the rest.

    • C. 

      You don’t notice much, and when you go home you can’t remember a single piece of furniture.

    • D. 

      -

    • E. 

      -

  • 2. 
    When you go to the beach, what is the first thing you say?
    • A. 

      'The water looks perfect"

    • B. 

      "Look at all the seaweed. There’s no way I’m going in the water"

    • C. 

      "I can’t believe I forgot my towel again!"

    • D. 

      -

    • E. 

      -

  • 3. 
    In the morning...
    • A. 

      You like getting up early because it’s a great time to get things done.

    • B. 

      You get up grumbling, with reluctance (another day already!?) and a sense of obligation.

    • C. 

      You have a Ph.D. in sleeping late, and when you do get up, you must contend with brain fog for several hours.

  • 4. 
    After watching a movie with your partner, you are mostly likely to comment: 
    • A. 

      “I love seeing movies by that director. Let’s get another one when we return this.”

    • B. 

      “I can’t believe how badly they butchered the story from the book. From now on it’s only foreign films for me.”

    • C. 

      "Why were they shooting at that one guy?”

  • 5. 
    You consider shopping: 
    • A. 

      A sport, and you’re in the major leagues.

    • B. 

      A necessary evil. You go in, get what you need, and get out again before someone pisses you off and you have to kill them.

    • C. 

      A nightmare. With twenty brands of cereal on the shelves, how are you supposed to pick one? And let’s not even talk about clothes shopping.

  • 6. 
    What do you have in your home?  
    • A. 

      Imported chocolate, an extensive DVD collection, and some fine art.

    • B. 

      Extra blankets (the heat is so low sometimes guests complain), closet and office organizers,emergency flashlights;

    • C. 

      A hodgepodge of furniture and small piles of papers and projects that you’re going to get to one of these days.

  • 7. 
    In school, you were usually:   
    • A. 

      Chatting with your friends.

    • B. 

      Correcting the teacher.

    • C. 

      Doodling or daydreaming.

  • 8. 
    At dinnertime, you think:
    • A. 

      “Wow, this looks great! I’ll have one of everything.”

    • B. 

      “Uh, is it dairy-free, wheat free, soy-free, and organic?”

    • C. 

      “Dinner, already? Nice.”

  • 9. 
    As a kid, your nickname could have been: 
    • A. 

      Sparky

    • B. 

      Eeyore

    • C. 

      Space Cadet

  • 10. 
    When you’re being honest with yourself, you’ll admit that you’re: 
    • A. 

      Grandiose.

    • B. 

      Obsessive compulsive.

    • C. 

      Clueless.

  • 11. 
    When things aren’t going your way, your first thought is:
    • A. 

      “No worries, it will improve soon”

    • B. 

      “It’s someone else’s fault, and I should help them see the error of their ways”

    • C. 

      “Hmm, I wonder if I did something wrong?”

  • 12. 
    When you are collaborating on a project, you mainly: 
    • A. 

      Have faith everything will work out...

    • B. 

      IOIOI

  • 13. 
    Your opinion of this Buddhist personality quiz is: 
    • A. 

      It was fun. I wish it had more questions.

    • B. 

      Totally unscientific. Tricycle is turning into a Buddhist Cosmopolitan.

    • C. 

      Seemed okay, but I wasn’t sure about my answers to some of the questions.