"I love this blog! I am writing to ask your opinion since you seem to be struggling with DYT. DYT does not take color into account, so a person's 12 season type (I have been professionally draped as light summer) can be at total odds with DYT type (I have even, symmetrical type 4 features, thus very different colors recommended). Could this be part of the problem? Which system trumps the other? " Anonymous
Thank you! This blog has chronicled my progress with all this, and it is likely to continue to develop. All of the members of my EYT FB group dove into the 12 Seasonal Palette system for quite awhile. I now understand by Carol Tuttle says DYT is not about color, and why Taylore B. Sinclaire says IlluminEssensce is also not a color typing system. Both are meant to transcend the particulars of our coloring.
I rejected that for quite awhile. I was trying to make my own category, a blend of Type 2 and 4, equaling Cool Summer. I achieved some success in coordinating colors that blend with my appearance. I eventually was dissatisfied. Then I sort of realized that maybe I'm a Soft Summer, 2/3. But by this point, I felt that the steam of the whole reason I first got into DYT was lost.
It was IlluminEssensce that has helped me to realize that we have an inner truth that we are trying to harmonize with. And that won't necessarily be in line with what we think we like, or what we look like externally. Rather, we are trying to express something about our internal nature. There are a couple IlluminEssensce videos that express what I'm trying to say here:
Taylore B. Sinclaire videos and articles
My problem with DYT is not that it isn't brilliant; as I mentioned in my earlier post, my problem is with the assessment process. (Also, honestly it's not original, not only being drawn from IlluminEssensce, but also basic understandings of energy and the elements). It's too easy for women to either mistype themselves or chase their tales about what type they are, due to heavy, neurotic, painful resistance. Ultimately, there are truths about our internal nature that we may not like, and we can't fix that by trying to be something else. We need self-acceptance.