Why do they matter?
Our subtype pattern can influence our daily experience even more than our type. We don’t often notice its impact as clearly as others in our lives do, especially when they are a different subtype. Without understanding and conscious communication, even small differences in subtype emphasis can create relationship challenges over time. So by becoming more awake to your own subtype – and the subtypes of those close to you – you can help prevent misunderstandings and conflict with others whose preoccupations differ from yours.
Some people see their primary subtype quite quickly, while for others it’s a matter of study over time. Those who know us well may offer useful feedback, since we don’t always see ourselves objectively. For further exploration, check out our upcoming classes that explore Instincts & Subtypes.