(And please don't get upset as to which I associate with which, I'm going to try to go with historical longevity).
But back to the original question: can you be a fan of both? (I'm not talking Star Wars or Trek, I'm not quite nerdy enough to know whether their fans commingle at conventions or have turf wars.) Wait, that's not the original question! Can you be analyzed in one system with a completely unrelated outcome to how you are Typed in the other? That is the question.
Here's another person I'm still occasionally mad at, the person who said the two MUST correlate. I have it totally memorized how it is SUPPOSED to go. If you're a Cool Summer, you're supposed to be a 2/4, and that is all there is to it!!!!!!!!!!!! (See the Evil Chart below) Let's call this supposition A.
Or is it? The reader said she is a Warm Spring and a Type 2. She referred to the 12 Blueprints author, Christine Scaman's work and polyvores combining any Season with any Type. Let's call this supposition B.
To be direct, my first reaction to Scaman's polyvores was to want to faint like a Baptist if someone used profanity in church. So what does tha say? First, she is brazen and brilliant, she can't be all wrong. Second, either I know the four type systems better, possibly true, or I'm full on brain washed, also possibly true. You be the judge. Just don't tell me, or I will write another tirade.
Sorry, coloring does matter. If you are a Summer of any variety you must be a Type 2 with any secondary. And no other Seasons can join in the calm peace of it all.
But it's more than that, this supposition is based on believing a few specific tenants. Ironically, these are tenants that I thought Scaman agreed with herself, unless I'm hopelessly wrong.
I'm not sure I can fully articulate all of what I sense is connected, but the main thing that comes to mind is that if you read Scaman's book she does a beautiful and amazing job of indicating personality features associated with each of the 12 season. In fact, accidentally this correlation gets overlooked or even forgotten in the fast food deliver and consumption of Seasons online.
So Supp. A says that the personality of a Soft Autumn will best fit in the Type 3 category... especially if you allow for secondaries, come on!
Ready for another mind pretzel? The Four Type systems generally say that other factors than color draping determine your type. Most describe personality factors (though IE only brings that up after to confirm), or facial features (not all of them include that, I'll give you that). But then they give you a color palette (not what they call it) that is supposed to express you!!!!!!!!!! If it somehow clashes, what are you supposed to do then? But even still, you can directly see how the four types came from the four seasons. Girrl, pleeze!
Here's where I paraphrase the comment from the email. She essentially shared her own experience being one Season and another Type. But then she said that trying to correlate the types and seasons is "play" and "simplifying" and ultimately doesn't work.
Ouch, is there a slight slam in there? :) (She didn't mean it). Or is it too early in the morning and I am obsessively writing this before I've even eaten...? yes.
Ok, here's what happened also to me recently, I was talking to someone who really and truly felt that they were a Season that didn't match up with their type (sorry, wish I could remember more of the details). And I support that person and any person who wants to bend the rules. Hell, the rules of the evil chart may be complete hogwash anyway.
Tangent on Secondaries: from what I've gathered, when incorporating secondary energy in the Types world, you stick to your original palette or chroma, and incorporate a few of the other factors, such as design lines, fabrication, print types, jewelry shapes, etc. So technically you don't ever get to wear any of the blends of color palettes that the 12 Seasons has given us. I'd like to find out if this is actually how all the authors of the Four Type systems feel, but I probably won't get that chance. Recently in my FB group, we've been exploring breaking these two rules. Shhhhhhhhhhh... don't tell.
So are you a Trekkie or -- what do they call Star Wars fans? -- or both? Are you a Catholic or a Protestant I might as well be saying. Metaphorically, people! Are you a fundamentalist or a mystic? Oops, no offense!!!!!!!!! Is there a rigid document that will eventually force us all to dress logically? or shall we search within our own hearts and intuitively wear what expresses us? Is there some truth on each side? Yes. Stop it.
Anybody who gets through this post and comments (or uses email form) can have a free Astro Twins done.
*BTW, I will be saying FTS or Four Type Systems instead of DYT from here on out, since there are so many of them.
This correlation of Four Type Systems and the 12 Seasonal Palettes is purely hypothetical and not endorsed by either system.
We wouldn't have the "evil" chart if it didn't work some of the time... how about it with use it as descriptive rather than proscriptive?
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
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