The seven soul types: what do they look like?

I’ve been adding some pictures to my pages about the seven soul types (as described in the Michael teachings). Specifically, I’ve done seven facial caricatures to show what each one tends to look like (at least to me), highlighting and exaggerating the main features — the Scholar’s prominent brow, for example, and the Priest’s intense eyes.

Below I’m showing them all together on one page, with a number of famous faces as representative examples in each case.

Now, I’ll readily admit that it’s quite easy to find exceptions to the rule. Yes, you can probably point to a famous Priest soul incarnation who looks nothing like the Priest ‘stereotype’ shown below. Fair cop. Not all Priests have definite almond-shaped heads. But I see this is as a general approximation, a pattern, not a hard-and-fast rule.

And of course, head/face shapes will vary according to body size. Going by shape alone, for example, a Sage who is small in stature like Miley Cyrus looks a bit like an Artisan. But that’s just the shape. You can still spot the Sage in Miley Cyrus because a Sage’s face has also a firm, elastic and shiny quality (as it’s always on the move) while an Artisan’s tends to be soft and very ‘composed’. You have to look at the whole package — not just shapes but also tones and movements. And in the Sage’s case, the motormouth is also a dead giveaway!

See what you think.

A d v e r t i s e m e n t


Servers are gentle, genial souls. Facially, they often characterised by a rounded head, sometimes potato-shaped, with soft, sagging features and smallish, tired-looking eyes. Rounded shoulders are also typical.

The Server’s baseline expression varies between one of sorrowful pity (when they focus on the common woes of life, like Mother Teresa) and sweet, innocent cheerfulness (when they focus on the common good, like the Dalai Lama). But either way, there is a basic vibe of harmlessness.

Typical traits: accommodating, caring, modest, dedicated, unassuming, homely, downtrodden, melancholic.

Desmond Tutu
Florence Nightingale Albert Schweizer


Artisans tend to have heart-shaped or cup-shaped faces, together with a dreamy, unfocused, faraway look in their eyes. Where Sages have a starry twinkle in the eyes, Artisans have mysterious portals into their inner worlds.

Their facial expression tends to look very composed, as though they were sitting for a portrait (indeed, many models are Artisans). The mood of the expression can vary between a childlike playfulness and a very broody look of being lost in deep thought, as though contemplating some tricky arithmetic (which I suppose Einstein frequently was).

Artisans have a habit of creating a striking image for themselves which both attracts attention and at the same time serves as an outer façade behind which they can hide. This includes a tendency to go for distinctive hairstyles and clothes.

Typical traits: inventive, imaginative, innovative, idiosyncratic, flaky, ditzy.

Albert Einstein
Jackie Chan Michael Jackson
Woody Allen Naomi Campbell


Warriors look distinctly solid and physical, tough, firm-skinned, perhaps leathery, and very much at home in their bodies. The head-shape can be quite straight, a bit like a jar.

Like Kings, Warriors tend to be hard and angular, but the telling features are the low eyebrows and the ready-for-action expression which varies between “Yeah, let’s do this!” and “Nobody screw with me!”

Typical traits: forceful, assertive, loyal, protective, determined, ruthless, vicious.

Judi Dench Benito Mussolini


Scholars tend to look intelligent but somewhat unexpressive and socially detached. They usually have a large, flat forehead and relatively hollow, deadpan features. The mouth is naturally shut rather than open. In contrast to the Sage, the Scholar’s face looks like it isn’t used much for expressiveness.

The eyes can look deep-set, partly because the Scholar’s attention is usually somewhere inside their brain rather than out there where the action is, and partly because the prominent brow can overhang the eyes, adding to the Scholar’s observing-rather-than-participating look.

With Scholars, it’s all happening inside the head; their mind is always busy processing, absorbing, learning. Overall, I would say Scholars have a look of benign detachment.

Typical traits: curious, knowledgeable, analytical, dry, pedantic, detached, neutral, aloof.

Charles Darwin
Margaret Thatcher
Ho Chi Minh Marlee Matlin


Sages’ facial features are often unusually big, open and elongated or elasticated, perhaps even cartoon-like. In addition, they often have a twinkle of mischievous merriment in the eyes, as though itching to tell a joke or share some scandalous gossip.

The face is a key means of expression and the Sage’s face is always ‘on’. Their cheeks tend to be a prominent feature, rounded from lots of smiling and joking. The whole face is like an inflated balloon.

Young-soul Sages are all all eyes and teeth with their big, sparkly smiles. Old-soul sages like Osho are more mellow and look like, well, happy sages.

Typical traits: eloquent, witty, gregarious, flamboyant, effusive, attention-seeking, loud, verbose.

Mariah Carey


Priests tend to have almond-shaped heads, and cat-like eyes that point forwards very directly. I’ve also noticed that the eyes can sometimes seem ‘upside-down’, with the upper lid being more open than the lower. Also with Priests, the corners of the mouth often look sharply pointed.

The Priestly facial expression suggests a strongly felt desire to make things right or better. This typically varies between one of stern disapproval (when they focus on what’s presently wrong with the world as they see it) and rapturous enthusiasm (as they focus on realising some higher potential).

The Priest’s gaze often has an inflamed, hypnotic intensity which can look strikingly beautiful — or strikingly sinister, depending on where the Priest is coming from.

Typical traits: fervent, visionary, hope-inspiring, earnest, uplifting, preachy, fanatical.

Christopher Walken

Uri Gellar

Carl Jung


Kings tend to be distinguished by a solid-looking block-like head with ‘meaty’ or ‘granite’ features. There is often a broad, muscular, well-defined jawline.

The face reveals a self-assured, commanding expression with a very masculine look of authority that says “I know exactly what I’m doing,” — the flip-side of which is a withering look that says “You don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”

Typical traits: commanding, masterful, self-assured, decisive, harsh, imperious.

Sean Connery
Sandra Day O'Conner
Katherine Hepburn

And finally…

See if you can guess the soul type of this handsome psychologist and blog writer:

Further reading

If you’d like to read more about the seven soul types and how each one operates at home, at work and in relationships, I can strongly recommend this book –

7 PERSONALITY TYPES by sociologist/counsellor Elizabeth Puttick, Ph.D. (Hay House, 2009).

Amazon link

205 Responses to “The seven soul types: what do they look like?”

  1. 1 Errin 07 Feb 2014 at 5:12 am

    You’re very handsome…

  2. 2 jessica 12 Mar 2014 at 6:43 pm

    This is so great. i just fiund out i am a scholar-cast priest, and before reading, i looked at the shapes and found the 2 that look most like me. crazy that it turns out that they were the scholar and priest. i find this so interesting. i am 15 and will continue to research this. its very interesting.

    and im guessing you are a scholar or a priest. anyways, this is awesome

    • 3 barry 19 Mar 2014 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Jessica – yeh, I’m a Scholar.

      • 4 Awaken 13 Apr 2014 at 6:05 pm

        i just love all and being scholar by your-self, it helped me as priest and of-course rest of all with unique significance. If all people start working friendly, our world can be in harmony. With regards, :) keep it up

  3. 5 A D 03 Apr 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Dear Barry,
    Thank you for this fascinating and comprehensive site, and for sharing so succintly what many of us struggle to understand, however strong our intuition.
    I would really appreciate your expert opinion on what soul type I would appear to look most like.
    I am resonating most strongly with priest, followed by server, then sage – according to the personality type descriptions (not the face type descriptions).
    I work as a psychiatric nurse, and my main drive is to encourage people to love and accept and nurture themselves, (although I myself can either be paradoxically struggling with, or mastering the same basic concepts within the self) , if that adds any insight into my character type. ;)

    Sending love and light.

    • 6 barry 03 May 2014 at 8:56 am

      Hi A–

      Well what strikes me first is the clear, forward-looking luminosity in your eyes which is one of the obvious features of a Priest. I was finding it more difficult to pick put the casting influences while the words “Server then Sage” were stuck in my head! However, just by quietly dwelling on your image (to the extent that I can from a set of photos), I get that your joy is in giving. I suspect you’ve figured yourself out very accurately, though for me the third role is a toss-up between Sage and Artisan. Does this chime with your sense of self and purpose —

          In essence, I love to encourage others to adopt a better way (=Priest),
          …specifically, in a way that reduces personal pain and suffering (=Server),
          …and also in a way that is unique (=Artisan) or comprehensible (=Sage)

      The thing about struggling:
      They say “we teach that which we need to know”, which I think is better translated as “growth within ourselves goes hand-in-hand with serving others in the same way.” For example, a leader who is struggling to be a better leader will find a perfect way forward by teaching others how to lead; in the process, he finds himself discovering and mastering the essence of leadership. Likewise, encouraging others to accept and nurture themselves – with the heartfelt commitment you obviously have – will inevitably help you in doing the same within yourself.

      On a more speculative note, I wonder if you might gradually move from “encouraging self-love in others” to “teaching others how to encourage self-love in others.”


      :-) barry

      • 7 A D 17 Aug 2014 at 10:57 am

        Thank you so very much Barry!
        And yes I do resonate with what you have suggested, very much. I cannot decide between the sage/artisan third role… as I am not sure how I am percieved/received by others… but a little bit of mystery never hurt anyone ;)
        I really appreciate your insights into struggle and growth… Its taken me some time to come back and read your reply – but the timing has been absolutely perfect for me.
        Thanks once again for your time!

        • 8 barry 17 Aug 2014 at 7:57 pm

          De nada!

  4. 9 Tammy Johnson 30 Apr 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Can you tell me what soul type I am? This picture was taken in 1998, when I was 31 .

    • 10 barry 03 May 2014 at 9:09 am

      Sorry, Tammy, but that’s a rather small, low-resolution pic. Do you have anything bigger/clearer? If you’re worried about linking publicly to pictures of yourself, you can email them to me privately via the Contact page:

  5. 11 N TA 01 May 2014 at 10:47 pm

    i don’t know what soul type i am.. i just can’t figure it out i think im a priest because of my warm and focused eyes but i LOVE sports.. im extremely compettive and have to be number one .. but other times im so selfless that i wanna give so much to everyone..

    these are some pictures of me >‘

    • 12 barry 03 May 2014 at 9:54 am

      Hi N

      Well my primary impression is Warrior, which would explain the sporty competitiveness (do you also have a strong co-operative team spirit?). I don’t see the luminous focus of a Priest so much, but yes, there is a gentleness to your eyes which suggests you’re aware of others’ needs. Selflessness can be interpreted in different ways: from pure altruism to neurotic martyrdom, but your urge to give sounds like a healthy and natural inspiration to serve.

      So I’m slightly stumped here… but at a guess maybe a Priest-cast or Server-cast Warrior. My confidence level on this one is pretty low, so I could be way off. :S



      • 13 N TA 04 May 2014 at 1:19 pm

        yes i also have a strong co-operative team spirit, my team has to win even if its just for fun haha.
        And since i was young i remember i always wanted to be in charge or atleast i thought i would know whats best for everyone and if i wasn’t in charge or people wouldn’t listen to me i had this rebellious attitude, one of the reasons i quit my football team but i stll have it i just toned it down a bit. maybe king-like? everytime i took the test i resonated most with Priest,King and warrior

  6. 14 Michele Powell 09 Jun 2014 at 1:48 am

    Mature, level 5, warrior… this is pretty damn cool!

  7. 15 Tom 13 Jun 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I belive i’ve been, and still can be nearly all types, I seem to channel all at various rates, I have also seen my face change to soft eyed, hard eyed, and my personality traits, behaviours and interests, also positive/negative polarities, at frightening rates. I don’t know what’s going on, but something is…

    • 16 Michele Powell 13 Jun 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I am quite the same, but I went with the one that I saw most often. The one that makes the biggest impact when I look in the mirror or at photos.

  8. 17 Louisa 13 Jul 2014 at 8:27 am

    Brilliant article that I keep coming back to. I’m an Astrologer and so fascinated by the inner motivations and patterns of people (i’m pretty sure I’m a priest too). If you’re interested in whether these patterns link up, I’d be happy to get involved. Though being a scholar, I’ll understand if astrology sounds a bit flakey! Thanks again

  9. 18 Dawn 23 Jul 2014 at 11:50 am

    I’m an artisan, priest, and server (:

  10. 19 Tobiah Goss 29 Jul 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Hmmm. I think I’d put myself down as a combination of scholar and king. Thoughts/comments/etc?

    • 20 barry 08 Aug 2014 at 4:11 am

      Hmm, the link just says pic removed or not available.
      Looking you up on Google+, though, my first impression was actually Warrior – but that is entirely based on one pic of you in sunglasses striking a Warrior-like pose!

  11. 21 Cassandra 05 Aug 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Can angels be real, someone told me that im an angel?

    • 22 barry 05 Aug 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Well, we are all beings of light, at least between lives, so if “angel” means “being of light” then yes you are – we all are. But as far as I know an angel is a particular type of being — one who doesn’t do reincarnation — unlike us “souls” who are beings who have chosen to evolve through reincarnation.

  12. 23 candice heath 01 Sep 2014 at 8:53 am

    I say that guy is a scholar? Am i right

    • 24 barry 01 Sep 2014 at 8:57 am

      That guy says yes you are right!
      5th-level Mature Scholar (Sage casting)

  13. 25 Uniquecorn 07 Sep 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I had so much fun reading almost all of the articles here, pretty amazing!
    I am very curious about my good friend/role model who is a musician…
    And also just as curious to know what type do I look like.
    I would kindly appreciate your opinion, keep up the good work :)

    • 26 barry 09 Sep 2014 at 8:40 am

      Hi Uniquecorn

      Thanks for that.

      Well, I found some portrait shots of you that were easier to interpret (,,, and you come across very much as an Artisan and probably with Priest casting.

      (Hmm, yet again, another young woman with the same type as my wife – I wonder if I am projecting!?!)

      And as for Karl, I would guess Artisan with Warrior casting.

      P.S. – I too am addicted to Nutella!


  14. 27 Mindsend 15 Sep 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Physically, I seem to be a “Young Soul” Sage (you can see my face in this link)

    However personality wise I seem to hold equal parts Sage, Scholar, and Artisan, and I’ve been told on repeat occasions by other people that I’m an “Old Soul yet young at heart” (I’ve also been compaired to both Galapagos tortoises in patience, a wise master in observational wisdom, and a Cheshire Cat in behavior)..

    What exactly does this make me?

    • 28 barry 16 Sep 2014 at 11:17 am

      Confused, of course!

      Ha, well I’m pretty sure I see a Sage with Artisan casting, possibly mode of Passion, young in physical age but not necessarily in soul age. There’s a very creative dimension to your witty expressiveness.


  15. 29 Travis Perry 27 Sep 2014 at 10:11 am

    Whilst this was prewritten (by me) and very slightly edited ( due to the location of it’s original posting) I’m going to repost it here and have you deduce what it is I am. The things your about to read are simple theories as anything at any interval is subject to change; thus keeping an open mind on everything within the universe is essential (thus the concept of anything at any interval lol).

    I really want people to read it as the original location wasn’t able to hit any eyes and thus I wasn’t capable of attaining a response -.- other than likes /thumbs ups and it crushes the entire purpose when no response is given. ( because I am incapable of knowing if the message written was understood).

    lolol. If my introduction didn’t give away your classifications of the soul ( which I was using a different method but yours seem to bode similar if not spot on results).

    Here it is.____________________

    Starting with conceptual ideas of God and “Nothing” Someone might argue that even nothing is something but they’d be so incorrect that it has to be explained as to why. Nothing is not something; it is nothing. The word nothing is something; but true nothing is just that. Not darkness, not light, it simply is nothing. In short it is the opposite of existence.
    One might ask then “What is true existence?” A response that can only be answered with the word “now” right “now” you are existing. The universal “God” debate begins with “existence after life” which is irrelevant because right now your are in the now; you can never be in the yesterday or tomorrow; even if you time traveled you’d simply be in a variation of the “now”(just a different now than the one I or others reside in).
    To begin understanding the concept of existence you have to look at yourself. No matter what most humans will eat; sleep and drink a revitalizing fluid. This allows them to persist existing. Simple enough of a concept to grasp? If one wishes to continue existing it will attain a fuel source. If one no longer exists (note I did not say die to any spiritualists out there) Then they become nothing.
    So all one needs to maintain existence is fuel. This is the bare minimum.
    Moving on as my thoughts shift I start looking for truths, small tiny truths; things that are consistent. Science will offer many truths to those who walk that route. But for todays thought I’ll look towards small truths found in all religions. Starting with the Dhalai Lama. This person needs no introduction. A very great spiritualist position within the eastern world; the Dhalai Lama has a documented history of both being able to give the exact (within 2 days tops but often exact) death date for themselves after a certain point. This and despite not being flooded with modern medicines and tech often have and continue to live INCREDIBLY long lives. Peaceful leaders with peaceful intentions. From this focus on the ability to predict ones death. It has been done in the western world before by a famous mathematician Abraham de Moivre He went the route of probability and found his answer to be mortally correct.
    In short a feat which has shown both science and spirituality to be capable of doing. As the methods behind both differ and the results the same one should simply observe the methods used. Mr. Moivre used math and focused on the lengthening of sleep cycles. (oddly) While the Dhalai Lama simply feels it and trusts what it is he has sensed.
    For the logical mind the Dhalai Lama would have been one hell of a lucky guesser if it were not a position and The Lamas before him capable of the same feats. Thus the Lamas way is illogical; for most that ends there. Remember both the concepts of logic and the Lamas for later observation.
    How does one defeat nothing? Simply place something inside of it. Within a more well known religion we are mini gods or made in god’s own image. Anthropomorphic beings with Trillions upon trillions of things living inside of us all doing something. They allow for both conversion of energy ( which is an actual part of breaking down the energy and dispersing it to every cell) as well as the many other things that your body is known for; from acting as a defensive unit to foreign germs and so on. In short if one were to give personalities to the life within us we’d probably have an Osmosis Jones (film from the 90s about cells being cops and fighting criminals/germs) parody of our real lives. An off topic question would be “do you think they’d kill eachother over their beliefs without realizing they’re standing in the middle of their “micro god”. In short we are the gods of our microverse. If we were part of an image; one could easily see us being in a similar scene.
    Going back to the concepts of logic; “if you were a god what would be your sole objective when your only opposition were the concept of “nothing”.
    The answer is of course “exist” It’s already been established that in order to grow and or continue existing you need fuel. Investing in a fuel source that depletes with time is placing a “doom counter” to your concept of existence. (cough; I don’t intend to delve into modern politics)
    So establish a source of energy that can easily replenish itself. This will enable you to both stay filled and allow you to continue expansion safely. As time goes by you’ll need to continue expanding; as you continue to expand you’ll need to set up more depot’s or “gas stations” in which to refuel yourself. By the way remove phrases like “gas stations and fuel” and I’ve just described what the physical universe is doing. An ever expanding universe which just keeps growing and going.
    Imagine if you could take your nervous system and lay it across the map of THE PLANET EARTH. The Nervous system is over 60,000 miles long meaning it would go around the planet more than two times. Now remove your ideologies of pain and pretend that you weren’t equal to an “Osmosis Jones cell” but the size of their host. Your nervous system which was initially small prior to the imagining of all these no longer goes around a planet twice but much much more; imagine if it wasn’t just your nervous system; but all of them and that they were the universe itself
    Ever growing ever expanding all while removing “nothing” by adding something. The thing is we have no clue where we are in the “line” of gas stations. We could be the first or the 874th and we’d have no general idea as to which direction we’d be headed in in to find the 873rd or 875th “gas station.” Upon the event we are not the first and indeed higher on the scale; Maintaining the ideology of the small truth ” made in gods image” means that we could potentially find other anthropomorphic beings; a key factor being that such beings would need to be anthropomorphic or close in order to arise to a species capable of dominating the others on it’s planet to the point of being “top gun”.
    Deepak Chopra; a Famous Physician (Doctor) and writer is a very unique man. Even in his field of unique and odd individuals he stands out; mostly because of his studies of Quantum entanglement and his actual philosophies Chopra a decorated man of science believes heavily in the universe being more than simply physical. (this is obvious by his interest in quantum science; a science which defies the very concept of logic. For Deepak He believes that through “Quantum” one can bridge the “energy” or “ethereal”/spiritual Plane. In short He suggests Quantum Science holds a key to the age old question ” whats on the other side of the veil” The key words in all this were quantum, ethereal and energy.
    This man has also done extensive studies on “emotions” and energy. If you’ve ever been upset and walked into a room filled with laughter and people joking; it will effect you in a way that will result in you soon falling to the emotion of joy. The same can be said if a room of happy people are having a great time and an angry person quietly walks in; everyone and their mother will notice him. In short an energy source.
    All of these things have been testing concepts of logic while providing circumstantial evidence that would nullify a flat denial of all concepts without a great or serious thought placed in them; for the remaining concepts they will be less based upon concepts of logic and more focused on the other side of the veil. Whilst I’ll be capable of attaining a source for the information provided whether or not one can believe ones claim in any experience is up to the individual and nothing stated can change that.
    There are many many case studies and documentaries on “N.D.E.’s” this stands for near death experience. In the majority of case files (I’m never willing to say all on such matters) The experiences were all rather close. or Identical within nature. Naturally these were pulled from people in different locations/countries and simply observed and analyzed ( some testimonials filmed). The similarities other than the ability to ( for even if a moment) travel at a speed near instantaneous as well as accurately describe photos hidden from site at hospitals ( in a test used to verify the existence of NDEs most patients in hospitals have pictures above their heads that they are unaware of and can’t see; yet when they come back they are able to perfectly describe as well as go into details of things they should have no capability of knowing (about the general area) one such case being a foreigner who was able to tell the hospital where a small shoe was on a windows ledge floors above him.
    While all these smaller stories can vary based upon the type of death like departure the strongest similarities are that they all meet a being in which they feel nothing but pure “love” and generally good feelings from; then they are asked a small question often it resembling have you ever allowed anyone to feel what you feel now or something of similar lines. Occasionally going so far to simply hang out with family and fallen friends for a brief moment before being told the ode “its not your time” and being back here. Note: this has also happened with Suicide NDE’s (take that at your own pace)
    The fuel if these NDE’s are accurate even in the slightest that a god or god like being would be utilizing would be emotions. The power of “positive emotions”. Why not negative ones? other than the NDE’s confessions there is no way to disprove that the negative energy is disregarded or used. One such theory is that the negative emotions such as “anger” are nothing more than “potential without purpose” or Potential used for “XYZ” ( anything) In short it’s like using gas for a lawn mower when you knew that if you put it in a car you’d go further. Sure your lawn looks nice; but if it was between your lawn and say being stranded “you” would have chosen the lawn. All in all it’s a choice only the individual can make. One could state it is a flaw of free will; but in order for “emotional fuel” to even be a concept; a spark of conflict is needed. Of course if I were to go on with such ideals then I’d be writing an entire book on societal behaviors and individual choices. Greatly off topic for even my loose release of thoughts.
    The concept that catches my attention however; is not NDE’s but Pre birth studies; these are studies in which a child acts decades older than himself and remembers everything about himself in another life. Often these come and go until the child is about 5 or so. In some instances it can be amazing to talk to these “old children” but in others such as a case with an English child it can be heart breaking; as all the facts he had been giving sources were generally accurate even when he had given the location of his old life; the name of the town, his fathers name (first name incorrect; last name was correct though), along with his houses colour and the geographical land that was there. The child had wanted to see his real family so so bad. While he respected his “birth mother” the small child always said that she was just a second mom. When he made it to the house he was enthralled and at home; until it sank in that nobody had been living there for decades. The boy grew quiet and sad. Within months after these experiences all signs of that old life were gone; the boy remembered very little to none at all.
    These stories interest me the most because they give insight on both death and life; the only issue with these stories are the sources telling them. (children of young age) However; if you can get past this and read the reactions of those around the child also apply your own general intuition you can normally decide if a story is or isn’t “for you”.
    another very exceptional piece is if you cross reference Pre birth experiences with NDE’s you’ll find that some of the NDE’s claim to be able to speak to new born children and the entire experience was apparently (for a lack of formality) Trippy as all hell. Due to the nature in which they were / are able to communicate. One such story results in a man who was on his death bed communicating with a newborn and the new born telling the “dead” man he’s sick but they don’t know. (they being the hospital) once the NDE came back to life he immediately told both the doctors and family were amazed at such a story and found the child to be in a condition which required immediate care. That man was also of foreign nationality.
    These thoughts began within the concepts of “futility”. I observe the world with an open mind never throwing away an idea; but always willing to throw them to the side(ideas) for new methodologies. Futile is pointless.If “nothingness” were to be capable of holding a meaning without losing said meaning “futility” would best describe that. The lack of a point or motive or even a need for a motive as nothing ( the word not the actual nothing). The opposition to nothing is clearly something. That something now has the name “existence”. And thus everything scampers to the beat of “existences” drum. Even those who refuse to use fuel while physically alive have the potential to be alive after they’ve lost physical form. This results in them continuing to play existences “drum” if one adds the concepts of “reincarnation” to any religion ( as none actually deny it) then death one is essentially trapped in an “eternal existence” constantly forgetting who they are relearning finding new friends/families/allies, dying; being shown how much fuel they’ve deposited then sit around in line; potentially their ego aka personality/the reason you do the things you do is allowed to stay behind to greet future friends and family upon the event their ego is either unformed (children) or mastered (Dhalai Lama) . perhaps they would maintain most if not all of “who they were” then receive for a lack of better words “mind wipe” and be capable of maintaining subtle memories or personality traits to assist them.
    This concept of reincarnation does not oppose any religion (then again there are Buddhist and Taoist Christians so only the ignorant would argue otherwise) As a note I myself am not “religious” simply spiritual in my thoughts. This was first even capable of becoming a concept after The Great World War 2. After all those people dies a few decades later the baby boomers showed up. Not only were these Boomers just convenient in their conception to help fill in all those who had died. But they were about opposing war so amazingly and loudly that it’s almost if they knew of it’s potential horrors first hand. Granted they also were so extreme they ended up being known as hippies and forming a sub culture on planet earth.

    • 30 Travis Perry 27 Sep 2014 at 10:42 am

      A note about my essay that I wish ( rather hope) you read is that oddly enough it meshes well with most if not all things that you’ve stated. I feel as though our studies ( for a lack of better words) mesh with eachother without causing contradiction. This is probably due to the alternative approach we took to finding truth. A “writers note” would be my statement about Buddhist Christians ( or whatever the precise wording was) was simply to avoid an initial conflict which would result in a loss of meaning. Thus it’s “Buddhist philosphy” mixed with christianity. Note: I am not religious ( thereby not a christian; I mean no offense to anyone lol) rather an individual whose simply very very spiritual. If three paths were the “yogi, monk, and Fakir I’d fall under one who walks the path of the Yogi to attain a more solid understanding of it all.

      I really myself feel and have been told time and time and time again ( since childhood) that I’m an Old Soul or when entertaining discussions with others around my age while numbers were capable of being assigned to the group; everyone got really quiet and just said your soul is to old for numbers ( no this is by no means an attempt at boosting my ego) . If your chart were to be used I’d say I only have this or maybe a cycle or two left. The reason is physically I’m young ( 25). Mentally I’m tired and bored. When I say that I look forward to this life’s death ( only to one person do I speak these things to; and for those wondering no, she is not my age but in her 70s due to wishing to avoid a typical “response” from a “majority” that’ll view such things as morbid). I truly mean it.

      Whilst I do not intend on taking any form of suicidal approach, I feel more as if I’m relaxing and embracing everything that I can comprehend; the things I can’t I simply teach myself until there’s a basic level of comprehension. Just watching the world spin giving those who seek information just what it is they seek if I have it available. Upon the event I don’t I often attain it for both them and future reference in general.

      As much as I dislike using “I” and talking solely about myself ( for this length especially) I felt it was something to say because the writer of these articles is also another old soul. In todays world it almost feels hard to find such things. So I value such talks. ( my initial “essay” ) was meant not specifically for the writer of these articles but for everyone who wishes to take the time to read.

      • 31 Travis Perry 27 Sep 2014 at 11:29 am

        A brief response; it seems your a mature soul ( finished reading the entirety of everything; it was the seven soul types that caught my attention hardest (as it provided a brief overview of your observations of humanity) Thus the first topic (and only topic) I responded to. A mature soul however, is capable of a very interesting level of observation, whilst your ideologies claim to be that of mature mind; why is it you personally feel as though you are no older? Whilst taking your time and enjoying your “interactive auto-pilot” travels throughout existence do you attempt to imitate (positively) that of an older soul? I ask this because I’m curious as to what you feel you lack in (within accordance to your definition) A human who dedicates a website to learning (and teaching) is displaying (in a personal opinion) one of the highest forms of compassion. As a negative motive here would gain you very little to nothing at all upon the event you wished for something else.

        Your attempts to grasp a deeper understanding (of the soul and things) within the spiritual world (which is a touchy topic as despite the countless years of research [speaking on behalf of the both of us] even the most solid of ideals we can grasp will only appear to be theory——-which in my opinion a balance of both are required, if one were to use your diagram the middle point between knowledge and theory would be a fireplace; the top (knowledge) being the essential smoke that rises) are grand in nature. Forgive my (consistent) rants; I simply look forward to speaking with you. I wish to see where your at myself (through conversation, especially after finding out your personal evaluation of self.) Perhaps it has to do with a mental “feeling”. A man in his prime ready to accomplish a vast accumulation of knowledge so that you can teach others and in turn potentially re-teach yourself in the future…. now I’m definitely ranting idle fancies >_<.

        • 32 Travis Perry 27 Sep 2014 at 11:31 am

          My final statement is; take your time in responding, whilst I would enjoy a relatively fast response finding someone with your mindset is valuable to me thus if it takes you months or years to do so; please do not feel as though your comment’s are ever to late. I’ll be checking up on this website rather often.

        • 33 barry 27 Sep 2014 at 11:34 am

          There you go. Thank you Travis.

    • 34 Random person :P 27 Sep 2014 at 5:37 pm

      This is sooo dope. :D Seriously. So good. I’d happily rant on how good it is, and how awesome life is but 1. I’m kinda speechless 2. I’d go on til the end of time (if there actually was a such thing as time and not just a concept made by humans/people based upon the perception of the rhythm of and the patterns in how the things around us happen). haha

      • 35 barry 29 Sep 2014 at 11:40 am


  16. 36 Nicole 28 Sep 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Hello Barry,

    Thank you so much for your very informative article, it’s helped answer many of my questions! I saw here that you have been helping people decipher which soul type they are by looking at their pictures. I know at times it must take a lot out of you to help so many people so I admire that you continue to do this. I was also hoping you might make an acceptation for me as well. I would appreciate it so very much… I can’t tell what I am either and am very interested!

  17. 37 LLL 01 Oct 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Barry,

    I actually stumbled upon your site after I had thoughts of change/growth this morning and it was amazing to me how well something clicked with me. However, I can be indecisive at times so I am not sure what I could possibly truly identify with as all of them seem to have some areas I gravitate to. Could you shed some light for me as to possibilities of my levels and were I could be at in my journey.

    Here are some images of my face – I tried to gather a rainbow of emotions (I didn’t have a mad face tho! lol) My face is very telling in person and its always apparent how I feel to others.

  18. 38 Claudia Dragan 07 Oct 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Hello Barry! I really enjoyed reading your articles.

    I took the quiz and I got Scholar, which was my thought as well, but I also have some Artisan in me.. or also Priest? I’m not sure which is my true type and which is my casting.
    If you get a chance I would love to hear your thoughts.

    I gathered a few pictures of myself, hope there’s enough to get an idea.

    And if any info about myself helps:

    I’m a visual artist and also a philomath. I’ve had both sides since little but I feel I was more creative as a child and student when learning was my “duty”, and love learning more now when creating is my job. I enjoy what I do but at times I feel I have no inspiration and doubt my creative side altogether. I’ve always had a curious mind and loved doing research on stuff that interests me. I’m curious but also lose interest quickly. I get distracted easily. I multitask. I start reading about something and end up with tens of tabs open. Whenever I come across something I don’t know much about I start reading. I always ask myself why and how.

    I live a great deal in my head and fight a constant battle with my own mind. I am probably an introvert but sometimes I don’t seem like it. I am concerned with my appearance but I value knowledge and wisdom more. I’ve always had an interest in crime, mystery and the unknown. About 10 years ago (am 27 now) I started to ask myself questions about the meaning of life, spirituality and religion (was raised an orthodox, am now an atheist). I looked for answers in eastern philosophies, astrology, numerology, reincarnation, and grew an interest for Buddhism and meditation. I feel the more years pass the closer I get to my true purpose. I’ve recently become vegan and more considerate and involved in things that actually matter rather than my ego. I want to leave this world a better place. I want to find answers and also make a difference.

    So that’s a little about myself. I’m still trying to figure out who I am and still unsure of what I’m actually doing in this life.

  19. 39 Martyna 08 Oct 2014 at 6:53 am

    It’s wonderful, very interesting and enlightening. As for Your type I think You are either a priest or a scholar. I would say a scholar, because you keep on filling this blog with new research and everything.
    Also, can You tell me what type I am? plzzz

  20. 40 Dali 25 Oct 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hello there,

    I’m not sure whethet I’m artisan or king?… Bipolar? :D

    • 41 barry 26 Oct 2014 at 12:29 am

      Sorry, your link doesn’t appear to be working.

  21. 42 Na 02 Nov 2014 at 6:54 am

    Mind helping me what soul type I am?

    Hope the link works. Please and thank you!

    • 43 barry 02 Nov 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Immediate impression is Priest.

      Usual caveat applies: my impression may be wrong, especially from one photo, and especially a photo of someone still of young age (we tend to look more like ourselves as we get older).

  22. 44 fiffe1 09 Nov 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Hello. Very interesting and informative article.
    Can you tell me which type I am.
    The photo is from early 2014 I think. :)

    • 45 barry 10 Nov 2014 at 12:51 pm

      sorry, can’t access that link for some reason.

      • 46 fiffe1 12 Nov 2014 at 8:28 pm

        Or are you able to see my profile picture. It’s the same one :)

  23. 47 Kevin Brice 13 Nov 2014 at 4:04 pm

    By what you write and your photograph, I suggest that scholar is primarily indicated. I perceive accuracy in your ideas. I am probably a scholar too, with a long, narrow face and body, though I don’t doubt that we can be combinations of these things. I wonder how much of this is our true inner nature and if it is influenced by the lifetimes we have been forced to live because of our karma, as sometimes opposed to our dharma. Consider the Trojan war. My ex acquaintance Tony had the squarish jaw and forceful personality of a warrior and king. When he told me about his visionary experiences in which he had been the general of an army, who gave the order to destroy an entire city and another experience in which he had been ambushed and slaughtered, it finally dawned on me that he was talking about Agamemnon and he didn’t even know it. I asked him why he gave the order to destroy the city and he said it was so that those people could never seek revenge on his people. I did mention some of this one day to his younger brother, who reminded me of Agamemnon’s younger brother Menalaus. At some point Tony became upset with some in our group and departed, along with friends and family, including his wife who reminded me of Cassandra. I mentioned all this to another friend, who got Tony involved with our group in the first place. This friend had developed a great deal of conflict with Tony, mainly over his wife. This friend then insisted that he himself must have lived as Achilles. In fact he has often been a warrior and general and also has the forceful personality and big head to go with that. This has all been especially interesting to me because of my own apparent connection to Paris. And because of my particular karma, I’ve had to live many more male lifetimes than I would have otherwise, in conflict with and fighting against male anger. Yet for all these lives as a warrior, I haven’t necessarily taken on the appearance of a warrior. I’ll suggest that Paris was more of a warrior than he is sometimes given credit for, at least athletically. But his gentle appearance was probably not ever going to scare anyone.

  24. 48 TJ 15 Nov 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Could I also ask for your assistance in my Soul Type as none seem to connect to me or jump out..I thought I was a server but now im doubting it personality wise . my name link here I think will take you to my website with my pic on it

  25. 49 oligothoughts 16 Nov 2014 at 5:19 am

    Hi Barry,
    here is a pic of me, I think I am a server
    but I am not very sure – there’s also that casting stuff which I’ve just found out about from the comments. What do you think?

    • 50 oligothoughts 20 Nov 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Ooops, I mistakenly deleted that photo. Here’s another

      • 51 barry 02 Dec 2014 at 9:10 am

        Quick guess: Sage-cast Server

  26. 52 TJ 16 Nov 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Dont worry I found the test later in the blog and It has confirmed I am indeed a idea why I actually even doubted it lol..I have always known..thankyou x

  27. 53 Tricia Dasilva 02 Jan 2015 at 8:02 am

    Dear Barry,

    Thank you for read & for creating this quiz. I believe I understand enough to say I’m a sage & I was going to guess that maybe you could be scholar. Am I right & am I wrong? Lol


    How do I send pic of myself

    • 54 barry 02 Jan 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Hard to judge from one pic – Sage does look likely but many Artisans (especially with goal of acceptance) can have a simlar look. Key question: which do you prefer – being original or talking to an audience?

  28. 55 Chow 09 Jan 2015 at 4:43 pm

    It’s my first time here posting to seek for answers. So having kept this long thought in my mind, could there be a possibility which one can possess multiple types? Why do I have this feeling that I have 3 types altogether? and I cannot even just conclude one trait to describe me wholly. It’s like there are 2 more sub-traits. Specifically mentioning the Artisan, Sage, and Priest.
    It’s just a thought I had cuz I’ve been analyzing this since the time I began interested with these ideas. They just ring true to me, yet of course I still keep an open-mind to everything. It’s just that I find it strange to have this feeling, I think I need an answer an insight/answer from another because I could not be somewhat stupid to have thoughts of this, I want to know if it feels the same from other people here. You see, back when I was 10 years old, I’ve already had the fascination for Astrology because of how it surprises me from the accurate descriptions and meaningful insights it gives, and it was basically the first step I took that had me questing for knowledge and truth in this world of vastly different complexities. It’s been my ability to be able to have this spontaneous amount of energy to instantly hyper focus on things I find very stimulating (such as this article) and learn things from it which benefits for my self-actualization. Having mentioned those, I know I am fairly excellent at researching thoroughly and trying to comprehend things at also many different levels. Yes but now I am left wondering with this thought, whether it’d be possible or not. That maybe there is a possibility a person can have shared traits from another and another altogether. I just want to ask this if ever anyone here feels the same. It’s as if I have 25% of this and 50% of that, and etc.

    I don’t have the correct way of explaining this to you guys but I’ll just do it this way.
    So this is how I think I am, from what and how I really know myself relating to the types basing on percentage:

    Sage 50%
    Artisan 30%
    Priest 20%

    Here are some of my pics to help you analyze my facial similarity.

    Press the left button to see furthermore of my pictures.

    Thank you and Namaste.

    • 56 barry 10 Jan 2015 at 12:02 am

      Hi Chow

      Thanks for asking. It has been asked before and hopefully you will find an answer to it on this page:

      Also, the personality traits (“overleaves”) we take on for each new life will resemble the qualities of other roles. For example, an Artisan with a goal of Dominance will have a King-like quality in their personality for that particular life.

      Hope that helps


  29. 57 Pooja 05 Feb 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Hallo Barry! Could you have a look at and tell me which one you think I am? Frankly, I can’t tell from the descriptions – I’m terrible at trying to figure faces out. And thanks for this site. I just stumbled upon it yesterday and already know a great deal more. Your book recommendations were great too. Up until now, i’d only heard of Brian Weiss in this field. thank you!

  30. 58 Intrigued 10 Feb 2015 at 3:26 am

    Hi! I stumbled upon this site trying to figure out why I have always fall for guys that never feel quite the same way.Which led me to a site about the attractions between souls and then searched different soul types.

    Which brought me hear from the information I just read I think I am an artisan.But to make sure could you look at this picture and tell me if you think I’m right.

    • 59 barry 10 Feb 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Yep, artisan looks likely to me.

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