The Chinese Element Personalities

Welcome to the oldest personality system created.  Thousands of years ago, the Taoists proposed that human behavior, emotions, and health are influenced by five elements:  Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal.  This became the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.  

With these 5 elements as our framework, we can see ourselves and our relationships as they are, and it helps us release judgment of others who are wired differently than ourselves.  We have within us all five elements. 

 

However, one or two elements may predominately shape your nature and the way you respond to your environment, stressors, people.  By understanding your dominant element and the elements of others, you can understand your strengths and weaknesses, and know when one is in balance or out of balance.  This tool of awareness can bring greater compassion towards yourself and others.  That’s what the world needs now.

Curious about your own elements? Take the quiz we created below!