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  • Buddhist Personality Type: Deluded/Speculative

    Posted by Qrystal on March 5, 2009 at 1:43.
    Category: Advice. Tags: personality.

    The spiritual task …[for] the deluded type [of person] is to transform spaciousness into a state of rooted equanimity. Deluded types need to learn how to reel in their minds. Practices useful for a deluded type include: noting (labeling); mindfulness of the hindrance of doubt; body awareness; somatic experiencing; qigong or yoga; precision; mindfulness of the earth element, and putting oneself in safe and pleasant surroundings to prevent dissociation.

    I just did a test to find out which Buddhist Personality Type I am, and it turns out I have Deluded / Speculative tendencies. Interesting! and somehow unsurprising.

    I am blogging this quote so I can be reminded what it is I need to do to overcome my natural deluded tendencies. One interesting thing is how many of these I’ve already realized to be immensely useful to me: noting/labelling, body awareness, yoga, and mindfulness. I’m now feeling very encouraged to continue pursuing these things! I’m also intrigued at the idea that I need to be more mindful of “the hindrance of doubt”. Wow!

    More quotes this article had about the Deluded/Speculative type:

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    • Anonymous

      I also completed the screen with similar results. It is a vulnerable type in a harsh world where we speculate how things could be. Delusions are the only place safe enough for recovery in an unsafe world. Good suggestions to balance these tendencies, but is there any good to the world or oneself in this type or is it just ridiculousness…?