Ariel, where do the Flavours and the Weave come from?
Flavours are personality traits that are directly related to how we perceive and engage with reality.
Depending on our temporary needs, passions, obsessions, fears…time and space interact through our cognitive and behavioural faculties that I call the Weave.
I designed a way to measure and display it to keep track of what’s dominant and what’s missing, through four main indicators called Flavours, just like the way condiments influence the overall taste of one dish: the taste of your reality.
This may sound like mumbo jumbo but as we describe the process, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to grasp what it means.
The intersection of time and space is represented through two axis – vertical and horizontal.
• The vertical axis measures our preference to engage with reality whether it’s through abstract ideas (map) or tangible contact (territory). This is the axis of Experience.
• The horizontal axis measures our sense of participation in a current moment, wether it’s through repetition (pattern) or spontaneity (impulse). This is the axis of Purpose.
How does this chart become something we can relate to?
A formula combines the two axis of purpose and experience and determines your four personality traits or flavours, more precisely, the proportion between them.
Poet, Animator, Emergent, Essential, their names are as fun as they are accurate in describing the four quadrants. It would take a long time to describe each of them here, but you can get a clearer grasp when you run the quiz or get a chart reading.
The Flavours quiz is a series of questions that measures your reactions based on content and context. This means that both the meaning of the question and how you react to the question matter.
From this quiz we discover many things.
• The dominant flavour – the/those you’re currently using the most to make decisions.
• The lite flavour – the one that needs a boost and TLC
• The flavour spread – the percentage between the flavours and how they group
• Our place in the wheel and how to complete it.
Are the online results good enough to get an idea of what to do next?
Making the quiz through a Web plugin was more than a challenge, but it was worth the time and the budget. Taking the free quiz online gives you a good base from which to build on. The results include your decision-making strengths and weaknesses, the dominant and lite flavours, as well as the position in the wheel, the proportions, and even advice to boost the lite flavour so yes, that’s already a lot to apply daily.
The Full Chart Reading goes in depth to tailor the Weave results and how they apply to your life. The chart is especially helpful during private sessions as they track progress in quick, fun and reliable way, I always request to run the quiz online before meeting in person or on video call.
Can all our decision-making traits fit in only one chart with four flavours?
Good question, actually my chart is quadrimensional. The Weave is composed of four axis, not two, but the first two axis of purpose and experience cover the easiest part of the Weave to get results in a way that’s neither oversimplified nor too complex. So yes, this chart is more than enough but it’s not all. Of course we can talk about the full spectrum of the Weave, and even more, its correlation with the syllacodes in Dyar languaje.
I’ll be interviewing Ariel again and will keep you posted with more answers soon!