The personality, its history and its importance

The study of personality has more than two thousand years of history. Ugh !!! Yes believe me.

In Occidental culture, it was started by the doctor Hippocrates in the 5th century BC, in Greece, the cradle of European culture. Surely the terms blood, phlegmatic, melancholic and choleric will ring a bell: he related bodily moods to behavior.

When psychology as a science began, with Wundt, in the nineteenth century, psychologists were not on the subject. But fifty years later, in the 1920s, in Germany itself, Sheldon and Kretschmer restarted the study. They attempted to relate bodily characteristics to psychic behaviors. The terms viscerotonic, athletic, picnic will also ring a bell… They did this by correlating their body characteristics with their behavior in samples of individuals. But they could not state the necessary cause that explained this correlation. So he stayed on descriptive research and psychology dropped the subject.

In the past twentieth century, psychoanalysis, Freud, and behaviorism, Paulov-Skinner, appeared, dominating psychology studies until the 1960s. They had no interest in personality because some were engaged in the meaning of non-conscious content for behavior and the other in conditioning behavior.

But in the 1940s, the matter was taken up again. Wondering what was the reason? Survival: in World War II, it was necessary to assign many people to different combat places and it was necessary to adjust the selection, according to the behavior and intelligence of the individual, to the characteristics of the position because it was at stake to win the war and this was determinant. Factorial intelligence (PMA) and personality and psychopathology tests (MMPI, CATTELL and others) appeared.

So in the sixties of the last century, psychologists returned to the subject of personality with great interest.

First they wanted to distinguish what is innate (temperament) from what is learned (character). The multiple studies concluded that, except in extreme cases, it was impossible to establish this difference. And they defined personality as a mixture of innate and learned. In the 1980s, the study on Personality and Individual Differences increased. Research on the functioning of the brain, among others, the differences between men and women and multiple intelligences, was also developed.

Personality tests and questionnaires that describe how each individual is according to the personality dimensions established by each theory proliferated and continue to proliferate. Many of them are now accessible online.

Many of these tests only remain a mere description of traits and do not provide anything relevant to the problems we face in our daily lives and in our relationship with others. For this reason, some researchers have warned about the need to establish a structural relationship between personality and biology, between how one is and his or her organism, so that the personality does not remain only in a description of traits but rather identifies a way of interact with the world that involves the whole of being.

But they have not been able to find this interrelation.

It may seem surprising to you, but we have found it thanks to the work done by a Japanese in the 1950s, Haruchika Noguchi (1912-1976), whose research has hitherto gone unnoticed by occidental science because he did it in his own way, without statistical studies or scientific records, but with careful observation of multiple people and incredible intuition.

Haruchika Noguchi

Based on their discovery, we have demonstrated the existence of a new dimension of personality:

the highly adaptive reactivity.

You react to reality and interact with the world with five highly adaptive behaviors that the human species has developed over millions of years, but with the predominance or specialization of one or some of them. These five basic behaviors are those of:

observation, targeting, emotional expression, confrontation / struggle and sexual / intimacy.

Each of these spontaneous behaviors is specifically interrelated:

  • with the action of one of the five great biological systems: nervous, motor-combustive, assimilation-circulatory, eliminator-recycler and reproductive-conjunctive.
  • with the mobilization of one of the five parts of its body structure: head, chest-shoulders, mid-trunk, waist and pelvis.
  • with one of the five psychic and mental expressions: contemplative, pragmatic, emotional, conclusive and absolute.

But also spontaneously, you are preferably activated by one or some of these highly adaptive behaviors, your corresponding biological system, your area of ​​body structure, and your mental and psychic expression.

For this reason, we have developed a personality test so that you know in what percentage it reacts and interacts with reality with each of these five highly adaptive behaviors.

And not only that, but we also offer you some pointers on what your specific tendency is for physical disorder and mental discomfort when you build up excessive stress on these highly adaptive behaviors.