Every girl is a princess

A free spirit named little mischief

I am a big believer in archetypes – not in terms of identification, but because of their powerful symbolism, pointing us to hidden patterns and uncovering beliefs about ourselves.
Archetypes are about “what we always do” and they are a great tool to uncover individual strengths and weaknesses on the path ofself-discovery.

Yesterday my nieces asked me which Disney princess I was. I said I did not know and so they did the quiz with me. I turned out to be ” Pocahontas”.

Pocahontas, the beautiful daughter of Chief Powahatan, is a playful free spirited young woman who knows every tree waterfall and wild creature in her forest home. With a name that means little mischief. Pocahontas loves adventure and excitement. Her curiosity and independance make her a strong girl whose passionate spirit touches and changes all those who know her.’

They said they knew that and I was very flattered.

Later we compared “princesses” and I discovered the distinct archetypal characteristics of the Disney ladies. How  clever. It does help indeed to discover hidden patterns of likes and dislikes prevailing in little girls and it does motivate them to touch on their strength, but it also points to the shadow side. Just take free-spirited Pocahontas – who was actually  kidnapped and died in captivity in England. So the Pocahontas theme is the pair freedom-captivity and everything in us that supports our search for liberation, but also the fear of independence. It is really interesting also to discover why they prefer a certain character more than another and at that young age it is still relatively easy to pinpoint the origins – as well as individual  character traits or talent.

Well, try it out if you like (and let us know who you are) : QUIZ

The cool girl's archetypes

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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10 Responses to Every girl is a princess

  1. Glerikud says:

    Yeah:

    “You are Cinderella. You are hard-working and never complain, however, your trust is sometimes misplaced and people sometimes take advantage of you. Still, you are beautiful inside and out, and one day you will realize it and find true love.”

    😀 😀 Well it can slip at some points 🙂

  2. Michaela says:

    Haha – –

    I think I need to look for the Disney Princes. They kind of are very similar – they have broad shoulders and strong jaws and they ride on stallions…

  3. aralannow says:

    I turned out to be Belle – who probably is my favorite Disney princess.

  4. Sheila says:

    That was kinda fun. I turned out to be Pocohontas, Michaela. I didn’t relate to the description before I took the test…………..but somehow it doesn’t surprise me……………..being similar and all. 🙂

  5. Michaela says:

    For all of you, as this is becoming such a popular post

  6. Echo says:

    Surprise, surprise …I am part Belle, part Ariel!
    xx

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