Lily J. Kotila, M.A., M.A.T., PhD(c)
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Orange Personality Type
AA Oxytocin Type
Biology & Psychology
Oxytocin is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter.
When investigated as a neurotransmitter, it becomes evident that from birth, regardless of gender, we have 3 genetic variations of Oxytocin levels among our human population.
Oxytocin is considered to be the primary personality molecule. It not only affects our emotional ranges but it affects our interaction styles including how we: perceive information, utilize communication techniques, form listening behaviors, chunk memory, focus on matters of importance, establish judgments, and much more.
We socially understand males and female differences with respect to assigned gender roles. We attempt to make sense of people through lenses of ethnic and racial differences. In attempt to understand "why people are the whey the are," we also take into consideration categorical references such as: age, birth placement in family and marital status of an individual. While these variables contribute to how one's personality operates in the world, the reality is that Oxytocin is the primary factor responsible for personality differences. Anthropological, sociological, biological research support these concepts.
Up to this point in history, we have primarily been conditioned to understand and make sense of people and their behaviors through categorizations of: gender, age, position in birth order, family of origin dynamics and culture. Of course these variables have social impacts on the shaping of people's psyches, but they are considered to be 'secondary influencers' of personality development. As previously referenced, Oxytocin levels create the foundation to one's primary personality.
Ranges of Oxytocin are determined by DNA language instructions. DNA has four language letters referred to as nucleotides which make up the DNA genetic alphabet. These letters include: A, T, C and G. With respect to Oxytocin, only 3 of these nucleotides are relevant for discussion: A, C and G as the nucleotide T does not play a role in Oxytocin development.
An analogy to this concept is, if you were to spell the word "wall," only 3 of the 26 American alphabet letters are used. While the rest of the alphabet's letters matter in order to spell words other than "wall," they are not relevant when the word "wall" is being examined.
The location for the three DNA nucleotides coding for Oxytocin is found on Chromosome 3p25.
An individual might have a genetic Oxytocin DNA letter combination of: AA, GG or AG. It is a scientific fact that as human beings, we all have one of these three types of combinations. To make things simpler, Livin4d has color coordinated these Genetic Personality Types based on varying Oxytocin levels. AA = Orange and GG / GA = Blue.
Originally, Livin4d color labelled the AG form of Oxytocin to be Green Personality Type, but upon further solidification of this psychological theory, it became clear that Blue and Green personality types are very similar due to the presence of one G nucleotide. Therefore, the GG and the AG type naturally coalesced into one type, that of the Blue personality.
When you get tested for your Genetic Personality Type, if your results present in the AG format, you will have access to supplemental material demonstrating the slight differences between having two G nucleotides versus one.
By getting your personality genetically tested, the results of Blue or Orange will help you to understand your role in relationships through a scientific lens, below the levels of social conditioning. If "other" gets tested as well, the results will help you to better understand the relational dynamic.
By utilizing the genetic personality concept, you will experience relationships from a different perspective than from when you filter your understanding through the above mentioned socially conditioned lenses.
Livin4d removes the guesswork and ambiguity from the equation of understanding self and other by clearly delineating innate differences in personalities. Once personalities are understood, these genetic variances (of Orange and Blue) allow for a more concrete way of experiencing interpersonal dynamics which ironically allows for more fluidity and movement.
Above are 6 examples of genetically manifested Orange Personality Type psychological attributes. These qualities are quite different from Blue Personality type characteristics. More variances between Orange and Blue Personality types are demonstrated and discussed on the Personality Chart page.
Though differences in personalities can easily create relationship and interpersonal friction, this discord doesn't have to be the case.
Livin4d teaches how to create complementary relationships between orange and blue personality types by educating about individual personality differences such that aspects of character can be balanced in a relationship and individual ego can be lessened in order to benefit relational ego.
Livin4d expands awareness by outlining potential frictional areas and providing a set of tools to optimize relational functioning. This new perspective will result in your viewing of "other's" characteristics as attributes and assets for relational functioning rather than problematic issues.
Neither personality type is better than the other. Each type has intrinsic values. Unfortunately without knowing your genetic personality type, egos often get in the way as we attempt to convert "other" into mirrored reflections of self.
By knowing that "self" and "other" have scientifically proven genetic personality differences, it removes the desire to change "other" and it creates room for more objective understanding and appreciation of biological differences of personalities.
The paradigm shift of Livin4d not only lessens ego from the relational equation which often results in fighting or friction, it also creates a shared objective platform, thus decreasing attachment to subjectivity, thus allowing for teamwork and energy expenditure to be put toward shared growth and relational goals.
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