In helping people identify and understand their money patterns and behaviors, I work with Money Types, or “archetypes.” Money Types are not just another “label” meant to define you, but are a powerful way of helping people to gain awareness about their relationship to money. They are not “who you are” at all. However, they can help you understand “where you are” with regard to money and your financial life.
I have identified eight specific Money Types, which are outlined in my book, Money Magic:Unleashing Your Potential for Wealth and Prosperity. For now, here are the cliff notes
on each of the eight types:
The Eight Money Types
Innocent – Takes the ostrich approach to money, doesn’t want to see
what’s going on. Seeks safety and security and longs to be rescued.
Victim – Often blame their financial situation on outside forces.Tends
to live in the past and often has a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Warrior – Take charge, goal oriented, focused, and decisive. Tend to be
the most successful as they are usually financially discerning, driven,
and highly self-actuated.
Martyr – Busy taking care of others’ needs, but often neglect their
own. Tend to be self-sacrificing and long-suffering. Financially
generous but may have strings attached.
Fool – Tends to take financial shortcuts. Financially fearless, often
impulsive and can get caught up in the enthusiasm of the moment. They
need to slow down their financial decision-making process and do the
research before signing on the dotted line.
Creator/Artist – Often on a spiritual or artistic path. Finds the
material world difficult to live in. Can be financially detached or
have a conflicted love/hate relationship with money.
Tyrant – May use money to manipulate and control people, events and
circumstances. Have a great need for safety and control and believe
money is all that will provide that for them.
Magician – The ideal Money Type. Willing to claim their own power.
Armed with the knowledge of the past, they are at peace with money,
feel financially secure and know their needs are always be met.
I will be blogging about each of the Eight Money Types over the course of the next week, so stay tuned.
Peace & Blessings!