The Warrior is one of the seven soul types or roles in essence. The Warrior’s specialty is forceful interaction, especially with those who oppose or threaten.


“I came, I saw, I conquered.” — Julius Caesar

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” — Winston Churchill

“I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.” — Salma Hayek

Rising to the Challenge

Warriors are forceful souls; they embody qualities of strength, courage and determination.

Like Kings, Warriors are action-oriented beings, and therefore down-to-earth, single-minded and very wilful. Unlike Kings, however, they tend to be more attracted to the cut and thrust of battle (whether real or metaphorical), preferring to just get stuck in rather than to stand back pulling all the strings.

Warrior souls tend to see life in terms of confrontations and rising to the challenge. There are causes to serve, struggles to be overcome, battles to be won. They like to be on the front line with their trusted comrades, and strongly value both courage and loyalty.

The basic drive of any Warrior is to uphold something “right” and defeat something “wrong”, however those two are defined. A Baby Warrior, for example, might fight against law-breaking in the local community. A Young Warrior might fight for his or her country against foreign threats. A Mature Warrior might fight against social injustices such as starvation in Africa. Even in the entertainment industry, Warrior souls approach their work as a kind of personal battle or test.

A perfect example of the Warrior’s relentless commitment to a challenge is the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad. Diana first tried to swim the 100 miles of shark-infested ocean between Cuba and Florida in 1978, aged 28. On her fifth attempt, at the age of 64, she finally succeeded. The 15-minute TED talk she gave after that is well worth watching:

Warriors are invariably attracted to some sort of challenge. The challenge could be anything — the forces of nature, an invading army, undesirable elements in the community, social injustice, racial prejudice, or oneself. Fulfilment, for the Warrior, comes in the form of victory over the given challenge.

Positive and Negative Poles

[As a reminder, any manifestation of consciousness has both a positive pole and a negative pole. The positive pole is an expression of the true self or soul; the negative pole is an expression of the false self or ego.]

In the positive pole, persuasion, a Warrior is forceful and effective without being overbearing. In other words, respectfully persuasive, courageous and protective.

In the negative pole, coercion, the Warrior descends into intimidation and brute oppression. The ends justify the means, and any approach that gets results may be perceived as useful, no matter how unpleasant for others.

in the movie Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood (himself an Old Warrior) plays a character whose journey is one of moving from the negative pole to the positive pole of the Warrior spirit.

Warrior Soul Evolution

As a reminder, all souls progress through five cycles of self-evolution in physical form (see: Reincarnation: the 35 Steps.)

Baby Warriors tend to be at home in law enforcement and the armed forces. Mike Tyson is a Baby Warrior in the largely Young Warrior world of boxing (a challenge indeed).

Warriors find their feet in physical form during the Young cycle, which is focused on individual accomplishment. Young Warriors are attracted to the macho action hero archetype, and tend to seek glory as “invincible” soldiers, leaders and athletes. Famous Young Warriors in power include Ivan the Terrible, Mao Tse Tung, Churchill and Eisenhower.

Mature Warriors, by now disillusioned with warfare and violence, try to throw their forcefulness into more meaningful challenges and causes such as acting (Judi Dench) and writing (Bram Soker). Their politics becomes more about fighting for the underdog.

Old Warriors like Igor Stravinsky and Clint Eastwood become more philosophical and seek pure self-expression through mastery of their forceful nature.

Warrior Characteristics

Warriors are distinctly solid and physical, ready for action, very much at home in their bodies. In both male and female form, they can be aggressively sexual.

Facially, Warriors are often characterised by low eyebrows and an expression that says, “Don’t fuck with me.” Or perhaps it’s, “Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.” Not necessarily aggressive, just ready for a bit of action. Whenever you see that look in the eyes, even in a small child, you are probably looking at a Warrior.

Like Kings, their faces tend to be quite firm and angular rather than soft and rounded (unless they happen to be overweight).

Some famous examples of the Warrior soul:

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Steve Biko

Steve Biko

James Mason

James Mason

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney

Helena Blavatsky

Helena Blavatsky

Ivan IV (The Terrible)

Ivan IV (The Terrible)

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

John McCain

John McCain

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro




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85 Responses to “The Warrior soul”

  1. 1 Roger Phillip 27 Nov 2013 at 2:36 pm

    weird article.. what’s with the salma hayek opening comments?

    • 2 barry 27 Nov 2013 at 4:40 pm

      She’s a Warrior, and the quote is typically Warrior-ish.

  2. 3 ThatsMyName 12 Dec 2013 at 8:55 am

    Hi Barry,

    I think ‘warrior’ suits me best of all roles. I’ve been observing myself and other people for years, and studying Michael Teachings also a lot.
    My Mom always told me I could ‘kill by looking’ – I must admit, I do have those eyes. But don’t have that intention, I want to do absolutely no harm. In the other hand it’s interesting there’s still a lot of aggression within me, which sometimes breaks out, especially when I see or feel injustice against someone (including myself). But I never start the conflict, I’m always seeking for peace – still it’s no good business confronting me, because I can respond very forcefully – sometimes even suprising for myself.
    Physically I’m not one of those ‘tough guys'; but quite a fast mover, still very athletic and ‘fresh’ in my thirties. I even did Aikido for a couple of years. If you know that kind of martial art, it is only used for defence – defending myself and others seems an important issue in my life in all fields.

    I’d like to hear more about mature & old warriors, how they might feel, their life attitude. Quite a little said about them on this page. I’ve seen Gran Torino movie, referring to that can be a good starting point.

    • 4 barry 15 Dec 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Hi ThatsMyName

      Warriors probably feel most at home as Young souls, where it’s a case of “every man for himself.” They have a competitive instinct that suits the Young souls’ task of proving themselves as individuals.

      But, that said, Warriors also have a drive to protect the weak and disadvantaged, so as Mature souls they will feel very comfortable fighting for good causes such as workers’ rights, women’s’ rights, democracy, and so on.

      However, Warriors are naturally outward-bound, concrete and proactive, while the Mature soul phase is naturally inward-bound, and reflective, so there is an inherent conflict to being a Mature Warrior. You naturally want to hit the world and make it right, but your psyche is compelled to ask soul-searching questions which demand time to pause and reflect.

      The Michael entity is itself a composite of mostly Warriors (plus Kings), who completed their reincarnational journeys in the Middle Ages, and in some channelling by Victoria Marina (also a Warrior) they have described their lives as Mature Warrior souls:

      “The mature soul cycle in general was less action oriented externally than the earlier young soul cycle in particular, but we would say the mature soul experiences were far more internally active which is the hallmark of the cycle. We would not say that the early levels as mature souls were easy, for in fact many times there was great internal discomfort and confusion as we began to look within ourselves which we would say was not our preferred method during previous lifetimes.
      At one point in historical reference, there was approximately an equal number of entity mates in the mature soul levels as there were in both young and old. (50% mature, 25% young, 25% old). At this juncture there was much exchange of information taking place as souls in the young cycle could attain assistance from the then mature souls, while the mature souls could attain assistance from the old souls. We might compare this process to the educational process and call it “evolutionary tutorials” which could be accessed by the essences of the entity much in the way a human individual would seek out a more experienced individual for support and guidance.
      We found this process especially helpful during the treacherous lifetimes in the mature soul cycle when we experienced more drama including alcoholism, murder due to jealousy, extreme emotions, suicides (which incidentally reached their peak at the 6th level of the mature cycle when life became unbearable)…”

      Well, there’s something to look forward to …!

      I would imagine that the overall ‘feel’ of each stage is something like:

      1. Infant Warrior: Instinctive aggression — I experience safety by confronting whatever threatens me.

      2. Baby Warrior: Moral steadfastness — I experience honour by dutifully protecting and serving my community.

      3. Young Warrior: Personal triumph — I experience glory by beating the best.

      4. Mature Warrior: Ethical courage — I experience self-respect by upholding what I truly value.

      5. Old Warrior: Universal will — I experience ultimate strength by surrendering my personal will.


  3. 5 Whendi S. Roberts 16 Dec 2013 at 7:29 am

    I am a Warrior

  4. 6 jesse wilson 17 Dec 2013 at 4:34 am

    Ever since I was a little kid I’ve known I was a warrior when I was 5 id go outside and find a stick that stick was my sword in my imagination I was never a big shot I was just a soldier and everytime id have a battle id always win but id always end up dying in the process now I have an actual sword and I’m naturally good with it its like I’ve done it before I spin swords and I’m damn good at it I may even be the best in the world I never had a taste for modern wars guns arnt my thing but its like I was in the mideval times before I’ve had dreams I was on the battle feild and in thoes dreams it was always like the story in my imagination I would always win the fight but die saving everyone else its weird

  5. 7 Cameron Bartel 14 Jun 2014 at 3:38 am

    I want to be a warrior, unflinching in battle unterrified, brave, humble. I need others. My number is 251-330-6431 I know there are others like me out there, contact me.

    • 8 barry 14 Jun 2014 at 10:02 am

      I’ll approve this for now, Cameron, but it turns out you’re recruiting for a private army of white supremacists or whatever, I might have to rethink it!

  6. 9 Jon 23 Jul 2014 at 7:40 am

    I am definitely a warrior soul. I am very confrontational and a born fighter. I’ve never had formal combat training wether it be hand to hand, melee, or with firearms. I strongly believe in a past life I was some sort of warrior in the Bronze Age- Roman era. I have always been an excellent, natural fist fighter and strangely when I hold machetes or long knives (work around the house or hunting season) I can close my eyes…I feel at home with the weapon in my hand.

    I’ve dreamt once as a small child, of a rocky plain. My vision was hindered by what felt a heavy helmet, my chest and arms felt heavy and tired. I remember gripping my weapon in my right hand tightly, squeezing it with all my might as I felt the cold sting of something penerating my lower back. The dream ended with my face feeling pressed into the warm earth. All I thought in the last moment was that I longed to have a woman to love in my short life, and that I felt my time had not come.

    Sometimes in the dead of night, I’ll wake up with immense pain in my lower back. I’ve gone to a doctor about the issue and I was told there were no signs of any damage there, that I must be mistaken.

    And for such a long time starting as child , I longed for a girl to have a life with. I found one a year ago, she is absolutely the most lovely thing I’ve ever seen. I am fiercely loyal to her and we plan to marry soon. I don’t know why, but we are inseparable, which is strange since she is a priest soul, we typically do not see eye to eye, but I respect her greatly, even admire her. She is very religious, where I am as well, but I am more about the “holy warrior” prospect where as she is purely peaceful and devoted.

    • 10 barry 23 Jul 2014 at 8:47 am

      Sounds spot-on Jon.

      Hmm.. mind of I borrow some what you say to use as small quotes in the main text, just to illustrate how Warriors describe what it’s like to be a Warrior?

      FYI, this is going off on a slight tangent but I have a theory that the description of roles as pairs (Sage + Artisan = expression, Priest + Server = inspiration, and Warrior + King = action) doen’t quite work. It works well for the overleaves (where Dominance is the opposite of Submission, Acceptance is the opposite of Rejection, and so on), but the roles don’t fit the same positions as we would expect. The opposite of a master (King, dominance) is surely a servant (Server, submission). Likewise, the opposite of being all-loving (Priest, acceptance) is not service (Server) but the pushing-away of all that is undesirable or threatening (Warrior, rejection), sorting the wheat from the chaff.

      Just some food for thought….


  7. 11 Tanner 24 Jul 2014 at 7:20 pm

    What a fantastic page! There’s so much I want to say that I don’t know where to begin. This is going to be long and endearing. I really, really hope you don’t slam your face into the keyboard due to my drivel. Good luck.

    My friends and associates have always called me crazy, I knew I was sane and collective, but I secretly loved and couldn’t stand the label.

    I had quite the temper as a young boy until the age of 20. I was very ornery and my lack of control resulted in spankings from the principal at least once a week. Confrontation was embraced and met quickly, often times without caring for the consequences unless they were extremely difficult to overcome. I was gifted with quick understanding and learning, always being the first, or one of, with the assignments and if I wasn’t I felt what I now recognize as failure.

    I was very athletic from a young age. My parents like to bring up an event where they walked outside and saw me standing on the top metal bar of a chain-link fence, wearing only a diaper and cowboy boots, and standing perfectly balanced without holding anything.

    I was a ferocious competitor and I would always finish at or near the top of any sport I competed in, despite nearly always being undersized at the level of competition I was going against. I was naturally gifted and could anticipate an opponents next move with precision, which abled me to “bait” them into a move for me to capitalize. I could improve my skill in physical activities with minimal practice. This earned me recognition as “Tight End of the Year” in highschool football over two others that ended up in the NFL and it was my first season trying it. I was only 5’10” and 170 at the time and others at that position are typically 6’3+ and 200+.

    My coaches had a lot of trouble finding positions for me because I competed so well but I was always undersized where I played. I was a late to puberty and only 5’3 135 at the age of 15, eventually growing to 5’11 190 when I was 19. I’m less than a month into 25 and I’m still 5’11 but I weigh 175. I’m very tone and have less than 10% body fat despite hardly ever exercising or working out (as in less that 10 times this year to date and nothing more than 15 minutes). I still have a 41 inch vertical jump and I think if I trained, even just a little, I could reach 45″ within weeks.

    My first year in track I placed 6th in state men’s 100m dash, running a 11:04 and 10:93 second sprint despite no formal training. I ended up getting a football and track scholarship, which was what my mother’s father and brother accomplished as well. I started playing my very first semester in college at a position I had no experience in all my years playing because I was a Warrior for the game. I could have played baseball and several others had I chose, without giving great deals of time to.

    My emotions were always dramatic and short-lived. I always experienced either high “highs” or low “lows”. I ended up dropping out of college 3 times because I wouldn’t go to class. I hated my lack of discipline. I can always advise people on how to take care of problems and teach them how to do something with nearly perfect instruction and communication, but I still don’t use my own advise or logic for personal tasks. I procrastinate often.

    I am able to look at a person and listen to about one sentence of a conversation and be able to determine their intelligence, integrity, traits, and personality. I enjoy association with engineers, historians and scientists. Their precise communication and logical insight to problems is fun for me to participate in. I am naturally interested in geography, geology, biology, and simple mechanics. I have always looked to Hannibal Barca, Alexander the Great, Ramses II and a few of the great Roman generals as my favorites in history. I always pretended to be a high-ranking commander in a ground-level hand combat army. I always loved medieval strategy games like Warcraft, Age of Empires etc.

    I am fascinated with making a low-tech systems for practical uses for farming, heating, harnessing energy, and defense. I have a “green-thumb” and interests in growing everything from cacti to tolerant lawn turf. I didn’t always have that interest until a few years ago and I’m working on hydroponic farming for year-round cultivation on a commercial scale. I seek unbiased and objective recounts of history and events leading to either conflict or conspiracy. I am a true believer in an Elitist/secret society-controlled world and see almost everything in daily living as a product of their systems. I don’t trust explanations for most events going on, either from the media, organizations, or officials.

    I have been lonely for the majority of my romantic life. I always want to be with someone, but I have a hard time getting the ones I really desire. I’m always a 1 1/2 year relationship guy and they have always broken up with me even when I had forgiven them for similar matters. I end up with about a year in between the relationships as a romantically-lonely person, though I “talk” to several but never get more than “interests”. I have bouts of jealousy, mainly because I think I am just as good or better than the man in praise. Many of the women in my age love to worship these men or celebrities, which I interpret as showing their true character as a groupie or gold-digger, looking for security or attention at the cost of long-term happiness, no matter how “independent” they say they are.

    I don’t have a problem with engaging people in conversation because I can be entertaining and interesting. It helps being attractive, but I am also labeled “stuck-up” just because people don’t know me. I bartend a lot of weekends and always start the conversation knowing exactly how to engage the person without a word being said before. Women have always been shy or intimidated with me, and people have said I look “pissed off” for a majority of my adult life, even when I feel like I’m expressionless. I realize what that means now, haha. I always seek the acceptance of others, as in I want to be liked and think I’m likable to everyone through some characteristic I possess.

    *Crazy Alert*
    ***I was raised Christian, but grew away from it when I sought after science. I have a very scientific-driven thought process. I have never ruled out reincarnation, but recently I have completely ruled out atheism and agnosticism through my research in the motivation of many events throughout history. I had been agnostic for the last 5-7 years. I have reverted to Christianity because of this research, as odd as that may sound. I don’t agree with many of the bible’s explanations for many events and I’m certain it has been altered by man through misinterpretation and misinformation, but the heart of our known problems and what will happen in the near future is the key to my belief, along with several events that had no correlation that hinted to me and gave me signs of what to seek out.

    If that doesn’t make any sense, it basically means I think the Illuminati- by ways of the continuation of several secret societies going to the ancient egyption worship of the god Set which is an actual idolization of Adam’s own son, Seth. One of Seth’s sons was a luciferian worshiper and was given the secrets and the ‘aliens’ that contained the andvanced technology and knowledge were the Nephilim – which shared the knowledge and kept the Order alive through powerful men, even ones highly praised in the bible such as Solomon “the wise”… and it goes on and on etc. The ways have shaped every part of out world and it’s presence is a perfect explanation for most-everything in question, such as alien technology used in advanced civilizations of the past to the total spectrum dominance we unknowingly are being forced upon us this moment.I’m terrified for the existence of the world being dominated and of the times to come, though not necessarily for myself.

    I do however, believe in evolution, the big bang, billions of years of the universe etc. I just believe it was started by a higher power.

    Now why would I believe that? Do you know how coo-coo that makes me sound? How can I have such a logical reasoning for most of my experience of life and deem this as the answer to the biggest mystery of our existence? I don’t know if a Warrior would be so certain of such a hole-stricken riddle. I’m embarrassed, maybe because the conditioning of modern society, to even admit this, but it is who I am. ***

    I apologize for the lengthy, even unnecessary autobiography. I’m curious as to what you can interpret given the information. I see Warrior traits many times over, but I don’t know what to make of the other, it’s only clear in patches. Is there anything you can help me with? I’m in the midst of learning who and what I am and I’ve become stuck! This truly is the most confusing time of life and it seems every answer produces 10 more questions. I appreciate your work, much love! -Tanner

    • 12 barry 08 Aug 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Whew! Thanks, Tanner.

      Well, your perceptions and actions as you’ve described them here are very consistent with being a Young Warrior — bold, brash, ultra-competitive, determined to succeed, skilled in tactics and conflict, ready for any challenge or confrontation, and basically unstoppable!

      Interesting what you say about liking the company of scientists etc. It is often said that Warriors and Scholars have a (surprising) natural affinity. They complement each other well – Warriors are physical and proactive while Scholars are cerebral and detached, but both dislike wasting their time with imprecise data and nonsensical ideas. They appreciate each other’s single-minded focus.

      You are clearly seeking for deeper truths that can explain many things. This is very typical of anyone who has what (in this framework) is called a goal of Growth: the drive to perceive further than before, to understand more, and ultimately to develop in wisdom. I too have this goal and certainly my life has been similarly driven by a constant search for hidden truths.

      At 25, you’re still at least a decade from the turning point in life where we try to shed all false patterns and become fully true to ourselves – what Carl Jung called individuation. (BTW, if you think 25 is confusing… Well, let’s just leave it that.) Anyway, the result of that great leap forward in mid-life is that we explicitly start to work on what we came here to do – what’s called our True Work or Life Task.

      Mine, for instance, is to communicate my Scholarly understanding of that which uplifts or enlightens us, so here I am :)

      I have no idea what yours is, though I would imagine it to be along the lines of making choices to do with achieving success using your competitive, combative strengths. The main takeaway is: consider that all that happens in the first half of life (0-35/40 ish) is (in Warrior-speak) like an assault course that has been perfectly designed to train and prepare you for the work you’ll do in the second half of life.

      Hope that makes sense, and maybe sheds some light on your current life.



  8. 13 D Christopher 19 Aug 2014 at 4:03 am

    Wow Barry great info.

    I am most certainly a Warrior myself. Even down to the physical features. I knew I had some sort of warrior spirit before I stumbled onto this website today. I left the army infantry around 2 1\2 years ago In hopes of giving my children a more stable life and father figure. I noticed quickly that the warrior didn’t leave with the military life style. One of those ” You can take the man out of the Infantry but you can’t take the Infantry out of the man” type of things.

    Once I learned that I was naturally aggressive and competitive I began to discover ways of harnessing my aggression for the things that I believed in, which were and have always been fighting for the good and helpless( Even before I started becoming more religious). So I kept up with a physical regiment in the gym as well as started to train in F.I.G.H.T or ( Fierce Israeli guerilla hand to hand tactics). It completely put me in my element. I noticed it gave me great joy and purpose again. Which as a result calmed my aggression and temper. I have a strict set of morals that I have always had as if I couldn’t change it if I tried. So needless to say I am a persuasion type of warrior. I haven’t always known these things though.

    Funny enough my fate came to me in a dream. I was a freshman in college studying criminal justice as my major when one night I had a dream that I was a soldier wearing body armor with an orange cloudy backdrop. I can now identify it as an IBA ( Interceptor body armor) and a Kevlar helmet. The orange cloudy backdrop was clearly a desert environment like the Middle East. As fate would have it, an Army recruiter called the next day. Which by the way had never happened before. Even more interesting I never had even thought about the military as an option for the future. It seemed right so I signed up that same day for Army Infantryman ( 11B ). Now with a 15 and 12 month tour in iraq under my belt.

    Life changing stories aside, once you find out what you are, you can harness it to do what you believe in. I have recently become more religious and it has only seated my beliefs in fighting for what is good in the world. I continue to stay “battle ready” and harness my knowledge and skills. I am most certainly a man of action and believe that nothing is more satisfying than teaching somebody through action instead of words. With the blessings of balance, agility, endurance, strength, and just plane veracity makes this 28 year old 5’6″ 170 pound man a force to be reckoned with. That’s not me “tooting my own horn” either. As those with a warrior spirit know it oddly comes naturally and once you realize what you are, it can be taken to new heights.

    That’s not to say that i don’t get the Warrior spirit setbacks. Often Violent dreams, Teeth grinding when sleeping, Jaw clenching when awake, being over competitive, Intimidating to people, sometimes being an “elitist”, compassionate and protective of my loved ones, lacking sympathy of peoples pain, and skepticism, which I attribute to being a doo-er not a say-er making it hard to relate to say-ers, and the list goes on. Covering that more for Tanner, I believe that his “craziness” comes from a warrior spirit being down to earth and a user of efficient skills and common sense. A lot of things that happen these days tend to be “coincidence” and as most already know common sense and coincidence don’t play well together. Most of my Warrior soul buddies including myself that have left the army have began to question rules and peoples intentions. Perhaps not on the level of Tanner but are certainly looking at things from a different angle.

    Whew! that was a lot. Barry, I’d also like to say 2 of my 3 very good friends are scholars so I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this page. Hopefully this was informative for those wanting to learn the warrior soul and perhaps a relief to those seeking answers.
    -D. Christopher

    • 14 barry 19 Aug 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hey Christopher!

      That’s a great account of what makes a typical Warrior tick. Not only does it help verify and clarify my understanding of you guys, it also gives lots of insight to the Warrior’s-eye view of things.

      It’s strange (or as Spock would say, “fascinating…”) that it’s Warriors who seem to be doing this more than any other type on this site. I get lots of enquiries from Artisans who send me photos of themselves and ask “Do you think it’s possible I might be an Artisan?” But Warriors – true to form I guess – just step up and say “I’m a Warrior and I tell it like it is!” Which is cool for us Scholars!


      • 15 D. Christopher 19 Aug 2014 at 1:44 pm

        Well Barry, In my opinion I think that in today’s society warrior spirits look for that ” what’s wrong with me” which brings them to this site. Society seems to have all the answers like counseling, medicine, and religion to deal with people with warrior souls. Of course when this doesn’t work, the person can become frustrated and being physically and mentally made for “the fight” a lot of warriors souls go straight to being the negative pole side of ourselves. Which often lands us in trouble with society.

        Where Scholars like yourself are just seen as “nerds” or quiet. Basically your not hurting anybody by reading a book or being naturally talented with electronics. I know that when I have a question about electronics one of my friends who is a scholar through and through is always there to educate me. It’s funny to see his response when he doesn’t know the answer. He cants his head like a dog, raises an eyebrow and looks up almost like he searching in his library, then says ” hmmmm… I don’t know..” In a curios manner. Which tells me he is about to find out exactly what he didn’t know. At that point I realize that I’ve lost him to the internet and give him time and space.

        [ROFL – barry]

        On the other side of the spectrum people like servers feel as though they are weaker than other soul types so don’t like to outwardly say what they truly are ( especially men). So often they will put on a front so as not to be walked on. My love is Primarily a sever soul type and I’ve noticed we compliment each other well. I encourage her to better stand up for herself and she encourages me to be humane and remain on the positive pole of my soul. I’m sure most of this you know, but I enjoy discussing obvious traits of people’s soul types. Especially because of how new and accurate the information is to me.

  9. 16 Billy Fett 06 Sep 2014 at 8:49 am

    Who’s the idiot who wrote this crap?

    • 17 barry 06 Sep 2014 at 9:24 am

      I’m that idiot!

  10. 18 Laura Flowers 25 Sep 2014 at 5:33 am

    My significant other is a Warrior Mature level 3. He is a theatre fight director, he’s educated but not to have a high paying career, he’s soon to be military at the age of nearly 32, classic warrior looks, everything you have written fits him perfectly. I always wondered how the theatre aspect and a warrior soul fit together, but I understand now.

    He’s a neat guy, complex, interesting, fierce but kind, loyal and caring. I wasn’t certain I needed a partner, but it has been an interesting and fitting journey.

    Thank-you for writing this. I learned a lot.

    • 19 barry 15 Oct 2014 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Laura.

  11. 20 Chan 08 Oct 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I thought I was a server but I did your questionnaire and it came up with warrior… Reading this through I can definitely identify with some similarities but some things I don’t think are necessarily true to my sense of self. But perhaps I am over thinking it. Also a few years ago I met a psychic who told me about some of my past lives apparently I have been a polar bear many times, I was also a soldier and at one point a servant in a royal household. Just wondering if you can shed light on any of that and whether they indicate I truly am a warrior? I feel like right now in this life I am experiencing too much fear/doubt to be a warrior, to believe/accept I am a warrior.

    • 21 barry 11 Oct 2014 at 8:08 am

      Hi Chan

      What sort of face do you think most resembles your own? See:

      I think it’s fair to assume that we have all been soldiers and servants in previous lives, regardless of type. They are very common occupations, globally and historically!

      • 22 Chan 14 Oct 2014 at 2:14 am

        Priest – to a T. Now I am totally confused!

        • 23 barry 15 Oct 2014 at 10:41 am

          Try this. Think of what sort of activities and skills seem to come naturally to you, more than they do for a lot of other people. Of the following seven descriptions, 1-7, which sounds most like you:

          I am naturally …

          1. Nurturing, assisting, caring
          2. Thinking out of the box, tinkering, imagining (or re-imagining)
          3. Taking on challenges, competitive games, confronting wrong-doing
          4. Observing, studying, learning
          5. Being witty, crowd-pleasing, telling stories
          6. Coaching, counselling, motivating others
          7. Leading, commanding, uniting others around you

          How do you think others see you? How would they most likely describe you (if they are being honest)? Which of these, 1-7, fits best?

          Tunde is…

          1. Very helpful, but can also be a bit of a moaner
          2. Creative, but can also be a bit of an airy-fairy fantasist
          3. Proactive, but can also be pushy or aggressive at times
          4. Brainy, but can also be nerdy and a bit boring
          5. Entertaining, but can also be a bit of an attention-seeking missile
          6. Uplifting to be with, but can also be a bit preachy and morally superior
          7. Extremely competent, but can also be intolerant of others who are less competent

          • 24 Chan 16 Oct 2014 at 8:40 pm

            Probably 7 for both – what’s the verdict? Please can you break down what soul each number signifies?

            This is actually a great quiz just asked some friends to do it for themselves – you should make it into a post and then hyperlink to the soul type page each answer correlates to.

            Thanks Barry – absolutely love this blog. Since recently discovering it I have trawled through all the pages. I am both full of admiration and gratitude.

            • 25 Chan 19 Oct 2014 at 8:23 pm

              7 is king – but I guess warriors and kings hold some similarities or harmonise well with one another. I think it’s more likely I am a king soul as although I like and prefer action I most definitely prefer to command from the back as opposed to leading from the front so to speak.

              • 26 barry 20 Oct 2014 at 9:05 am

                King sounds likely then.

                1 = server
                2 = artisan
                3 = warrior
                4 = scholar
                5 = sage
                6 = priest
                7 = king

                The quiz is online here:


                and there’s a link to it from here:


  12. 27 Guillermo 12 Oct 2014 at 6:31 am

    Hi. I just wanted to tell the story of my journey as a person and see if anybody can try and make sense of it and tell me what type of soul is really mine. Keep in mind that I’m only 19.

    I’ll begin with my early childhood. I was raised by overnurturing parents, though most of my time as a pre-teen I spent home alone because they worked to death to give me a decent home. I was always the loser type. Quiet, shy, socially awkward and a total tool because I helped out those who either didn’t need help or those who verbally abused me. This manifested in my adolescence as social anxiety. I was still a tool and I avoided social interaction even subconciously (I spoke really fast and mumbled which made interaction even more difficult). I was never a good athlete nor the best student. I would describe myself as a term I know despise, “slacker”.

    When I graduated high school I felt like this was going to be my life forever. I left for college soon after and started living by myself (with the economic help from my parents). Having a fresh restart with new people made me realise that I wasn’t the stepping stone that I made myself out to be. I still struggled with social anxiety but gradually I began to work on removing it from my life.

    Only recently (around 3 months ago) did I feel the warrior within me brake the chains that bound me my whole life. Every obstacle, be it academic or social I percieved as an enemy to be confronted and defeated. I started walking taller, I spoke clearer and more concisely, I felt confident and stopped worrying about all the things within me that gave way to my social anxiety. I know now that my foe is my past self and that this foe is to be triumphantly defeated. For the first time in my life I felt what it was to be competitive, I want to excel above my classmates and others even in trivial matters.

    I don’t know if this was a precursor or anything but during my therapy sessions to aliviate my anxiety I independentaly formed an image of myself that would protect me against my insecurities. First it started as a shield but recently I imagine myself as a roman general walking confident and triumphant.

    I feel like the warrior spirit is deep within me campaigning against myself and that when it manages to destroy the enemy it will flourish naturally and triumphantly in all aspects of life.

    • 28 barry 15 Oct 2014 at 11:29 am

      Hi Guillermo

      I cannot tell yet if you’re a Warrior or not, but what you describe strongly relates to something else – the life transition that is known in this framework as “the 3rd monad”.

      To explain:

      Every life unfolds in stages (infancy, childhood, etc). But each stage begins with a mini-crisis. Or rather a challenge that means letting to of the previous stage of life and boldly entering a new one. These can be thought of as “gates” leading from one life stage to another, and there are 7 in all.

      The 1st gate is birth.

      The challenge we all face at birth is to let go of the comfort of the womb and become an independent organism. Most of us do it, but many do not – they opt out. Some are still-born (having abandoned the life altogether), while others may be born fine but have subnormal development (having come into life but not fully committed to it).

      The 2nd gate is the formation of a self-image around age 18-36 months, which parents call the “terrible twos”.

      The challenge is to use one’s newly acquired power of thought (inner speech and imagination) to get a stable idea of oneself as a person — a self-image.

      At first, this self-image is confined to how one is perceived and related to by one’s family. Parents will actually lay their own unconscious image on each of their kids, which a toddler will readily take on board. (Examples: “the best little boy in the world” or “the little bastard that ruined out happy marriage“).

      Throughout childhood, this acquired self-image will be expanded and altered based on more and more feedback from others, especially at school.

      The 3rd gate is departure and independence, which marks the transition from late childhood to early adulthood. This can be tackled anywhere from, say, 15 to 25, but in our society it is usually focused around 18 or 19.

      The challenge is for the young person to leave “the nest” of home and start a new phase of life as an independent adult in the world at large. Every hero myth refers to this, from Dick Wittington to Star Wars.

      One of the characteristics of any transition is letting go of one’s attachments to the previous life stage. This can cause family ruptures whenever someone is passing through the 3rd, especially if the parents aren’t ready for it.

      Some people manage to leave the nest very consciously and easily. But some people don’t know what the hell’s going on and either resist it or do it aggressively out of frustration. You can probably see why some teenagers blow up at times. They feel the urge to stop being a child, yet also fear letting go of their beloved childhood. They want their parents to treat them as adults, yet secretly may not feel ready for it in themselves. The conflicts and frustrations can be very difficult.

      This third gate (or “monad” in the jargon) is completed most successfully when you feel a new freedom and independence of action — happy to embark on a new life on your own terms, and with no bad feelings about the old one.

      This stepping into independence also has resonances with the Warrior spirit:

      “I am not who you say I am, I am who I say I am.”
      “I do as I please, and you will respect me for it, or to hell with you.”

      So you can see how your recent experiences might appear as signs of being a Warrior, but it may simply be about stepping into adulthood.

      Every gate can be passed through successfully, poorly, or not at all. But in any case, any gate (including birth!) can also be revisited in later life, so any unfinished business can always be finished off.

      Hope all that makes sense!


  13. 29 bhagi 06 Nov 2014 at 11:31 am

    1) way of love- you havent talked about the most important thing a soul, human or warrior’s aspect of life love. what kind of love or type of lover they can be. and their life towards love.
    2) concept of god – their religion, god, divinity etc
    3) while doing the above things give examples of kings all over world or that mentioned in scriptures too. then i will ask questions based on your reply.

    • 30 barry 07 Nov 2014 at 8:41 am

      Don’t hold your breath, Bhagi.

  14. 31 bhagi 07 Nov 2014 at 7:11 am

    hello barry, nice insight.
    1) But what about souls who are cowards, inactive, dont want to act even though they can contribute, commoner. 2) is there something called dead soul, or hopeless state. how do u consider mentally retard or psychically handicapped people. then the worst thing the so called so called corrupt people or manipulative kind of people. how to relate this.
    3) soul has no gender concept yet for it to work it needs body,mind, intellect. so body is just a container to hold on the soul. then in that case how do u explain role of gender in this. 4) you have talked about biological age factor which i too agree but i have seen many case the so called old in biological age are the one’s who create problems, taunt, judge, no patience, arrogant, selfish. quite the opposite children 1000 times better, and youth they are ok as long as u dont take them for granted. but they accept their mistakes quickly than adult or oldies. YYYYY

  15. 32 bhagi 08 Nov 2014 at 8:13 am

    dint understand

  16. 33 Jack 18 Dec 2014 at 8:23 am

    Hello Barry I really like what you have written and the way you educate people on their soul essence. Now I write this becuse I feel kind of lost. I already now that I am on the verge between a mature and an old soul.
    I always knew that I am a warrior. Since a little kid all I did was either fighting friends with fists or sticks or we played some other kind of imagination games but usually warriorish. I was a brave and shining kid. I loved cartoons and fairy tales about warriors and princesses, fight and sacrifice. But somewhere along the line i totally changed. When my parents divorced I lost my confidence I became a lost kid. I was cowardish, I had distorted perception on my body becaues I got fat and did not even realize I did. I was really insecure. And it lasted for a few years during which I tried to change. Be less cowardish and more confident. I partially succeeded. But again throughout my teen and college years I still had some cofidence problems I got involved in heavy partying and light drugs like marihuana. Last 4 years on my life even though heavy in partying I always felt like their is something missing. I lacked the purpose. Academic career did not really interest me but I kept going and I still do cos the society and my parents expected me to do so. I always wanted to have some talent like drawing or playing instruments or singing and live out of those talents. Unfortunately I did not have such talents. I do not see a point of being a modern soldier nor I could be one because of health problems. And I also feel to proud to take up slave wage job(I do not have familly to provide for so I do not need to vanquish my pride)All of this led me to depression and being suicadal.

    So I am writing to you cos it is getting better in my life I understand more about my soul a little about my purpose but still I am not sure about the soul type and I really need to know this. My whole life I always felt it is a warrior but I have read somewhere an interview/channel with Micheal where he said warrios cannot procrastinate. Procrastinating, being passive, lost and depressed at times is mostly what I do recently, so is it still possible that I am a warrior? How can I get to know this? When I watched a movie where there is a battle in it I feel a huge pathos I sometimes cry but always with my chest bumped. Another thing is that I am not typically built like warrior I may have wide jaw but little cheek bones which gives me a little chubby face look even though I am not overweight. Another thing is the body overall. Now I have an athletic figure because I train but if I didn’t i would look poorly because of my bone structure. Health problems with joints are another thing.
    So I am really lost here and I no longer know what to believe. Can you comment on that? How can I make sure of the soul type? If it is a warrior what can an old warrior do?
    Best wishes,

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