The origin of our personality

Do you think that the choices you make are well though-out and make rational sense? Think again. It turns out that more often then not, this is not actually the case. The majority of our behavior and the choices we make are based on unconscious processes. Since the Ancient Greeks people have been involved in finding the origin (Gnothi Seauton) of these processes. For a long time they came no further than approaching our unconscious as a ‘black box’. However, recent scientific research has changed this.

This is you. Or at least: your blueprint.

1. Our DNA


Our DNA comes from our parents and is the blueprint for all particles in our brains. It forms the foundation of who we are and with that the basis of our biological identity.

2. Adherence styles

Biological development

In the first few years of our lives, our biological systems adapt to the environment in which we grow up. Our parents and upbringing play an important role in this.

3. Personality & Motives

Personality Development

Then we develop ourselves as a person and an individual: our personality. On the basis of our social environment we form certain characteristics, preferences and motives.

4. Role attitude

Professional Development

In our professional life phase, we develop the way we stand in our professional life. Work experiences ensure our role attitude. What gives you and what is costing you energy?

And this (above) we can blueprint
and match with others. Wow!

Your personality, scientifically proven

Led by a team of cutting-edge scientists, a personality model has been developed (HEXACO) that maps your personality in 6 dimensions. Your entire personality is based on these six dimensions:

Honesty-Humility (H): sincere, honest, faithful, loyal, modest/unassuming versus sly, deceitful, greedy, pretentious, hypocritical, boastful, pompous

Emotionality (E): emotional, oversensitive, sentimental, fearful, anxious, vulnerable versus brave, tough, independent, self-assured, stable

Extraversion (X): outgoing, lively, extraverted, sociable, talkative, cheerful, active versus shy, passive, withdrawn, introverted, quiet, reserved

Agreeableness (A): patient, tolerant, peaceful, mild, agreeable, lenient, gentle versus ill-tempered, quarrelsome, stubborn, choleric

Conscientiousness (C): organized, disciplined, diligent, careful, thorough, precise versus sloppy, negligent, reckless, lazy, irresponsible, absent-minded

Openness to Experience (O): intellectual, creative, unconventional, innovative, ironic versus shallow, unimaginative, conventional

Biological identity

With the rise of neurosciences and insights from genetics, our knowledge about the unconscious has increased tremendously. It now appears that the way we behave depends largely on the way different biological systems in our brains have developed. We call this our biological identity.

Develop the right mindset

You can view your biological identity as a personal filter that lies over your world of experiences. It influences the way you look at people and how you judge situations. E.g.: some people enjoy a lot of social contact and make sure they are always available for others. Other people are eager to take on new challenges, but are quickly distracted and have difficulty completing projects at the same time.