Monthly Archives: February 2011


Advocate Archetype

The advocate archetype is devoted to defending and championing the rights of others and is passionate about transforming social concerns. Famous real or fictional people who possess it: Atticus Finch as portrayed by Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird Erin Brockovich as portrayed by Julia Roberts in movie by same name Malcolm X Norma Rae as portrayed by Sally Field in movie by same name Occupations or life roles that may incorporate it: Attorney Defender Legislator Lobbyist Environmentalist


Archetypes can be compared to a seed. There is already a pattern encoded at an individual level that knows it will eventually turn into a tomato plant or petunia. Human beings are attuned to 1, 2 or 3 archetypes. How archetypes manifest at the individual level varies from person to person. For example, the healer archetype is my predominant archetype and has manifested in me as a counsellor and therapist. For others, it may germinate as a doctor, nurse or