TVT means: Type•volution Types

The TVT Types are based on Jung’s 16 Personality Types, taking inspiration from both MBTI and Socionics, combining the most essential aspects from both theoretical systems for improved type descriptions.

Furthermore, each TVT type has a “Purpose Role“, which utilizes the strengths and cognitive preferences of the type, for the fulfillment and improvement of the individual and humanity at large.

Here’s the current list of TVT type descriptions (stay tuned):

What’s your Purpose Role?

Whenever you follow your Jungian type’s/TVT’s Purpose Role, you will feel like you give the most value to both the world and yourself. It’ll be effortless, things falling into place. No thoughts like “I should do this…” but rather “I want and need to do this, my life and others’ depends on it.” And whenever you engage in something that suits your Purpose Role, your self-esteem and positive attitude will naturally increase.

Ideally, every person would follow the Purpose Role of their Jungian Type. However, there are generally two other possible options for you, if for whatever reason your interests and skills align more with those other Purpose Roles. However, be warned, the level of satisfaction or psychological ease will vary.

For example: Let’s say you are an Aesthete (ISFP+ESI) with “no subtype”, standard type. Your two other options for a Purpose Role will be either being like a Performer (ESFP+SEE) or like a Bonvivant (ISFJ+SEI), because these are the Purpose Roles that are the closest to your true personality type in terms of strengths. Aesthetes who are interested in matters like acting or dancing often times adopt the Performer Purpose Role (e.g Michael Jackson). Aesthetes who are interested in social work and children often adopt the Bonvivant Purpose Role.

My general advice is to either go with your natural Purpose Role or the one of your “Mirror”, so in this case that would be Performer (ESFP+SEE). If you go with the Bonvivant Role, you can attain a lot of success in the external world and give it value, but you won’t truly feel satisfied internally, because it is opposed to your cognitive preferences. For that, the Performer Role is more psychologically rewarding, but it can also be draining for you as an introvert to keep using your extroverted functions. I cannot recommend any of the other Purpose Roles in this case, at least not as a primary Purpose Role. (You may have a “secondary” Purpose Role, depending on your subtype.)

Interestingly, many introverts end up choosing the “Mirror” as their Purpose Role. It brings them “out of their shell” into the external world whilst retaining the same cognitive preferences and similar strengths, which can have some upsides. Whereas extroverts are often more inclined to engage with the “Quasi-Identical” Purpose Role, based on the external demands and opportunities they find. For example, the Experimentalist may use the Entrepreneur Purpose Role (e.g Alexis Ohanian).

I can type your Purpose Role in a Get•Typed session. We can discuss your Purpose Role(s) more in a Type•Coaching session.

Philosophy behind the Purpose Roles