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Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 1:45am
I am curious about what others SWAMI's are saying about their world view. I am an Explorer, but my world view is receptor despite a strong associaton. How can this be when the GTD book says that Explorers and Hunters are reactive? What about Teacher's, Warrior's, Nomad's, and all others?


I am anything but tolerant. Lots of allergies, chemical sensitivities, reactions to insect bites, a long family history of autoimmune disease etc....
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:20am; Reply: 1
Teacher and Nomad are usually receptive (tolerant). I have not seen much expression of that in Nomad's except that a lot of them can eat anything they want and hardly have bad affects if they eat "well" or "weil" you might say. (lots of vegetables and fruit with no regard to anything else really)

Warriors and Gatherers are usually Thrifty. However they work in different ways. Gatherers eat a lot of food aside from carbohydrates to keep metabolism up. Warriors do not eat that much in general except with vegetable protein. Warriors respond to exercise for metabolism.

As far as worldview of the body and mind lining up...


I think Nomad's are the most tolerant. Teachers I seem to be getting a lot of signs that they can be very uneased , prone to smoking, alcohol, drugs, at times. However in good health perhaps be more like Nomads.  

Despite being very reactive Hunters and Explorers are often some of the cheeriest people I know. Although some very angry jock people certainly let you know they are reactive, and have adrenaline problems.

Warriors and Gatherers I find to be completely unpredictable. Once in awhile they fit being thrifty, and other times there is just no sign of it in personality.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:33am; Reply: 2
If we were predictable we wouldn't win our wars, would we? ;)
Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:47am; Reply: 3
Swami placed me within the RECEPTOR type worldview. I am still trying to comprehend the significance of this classification.

I am tolerant and welcoming which is good for socializing, but my genes could be too embracing rather than alert.  Never smoke, do not enjoy alcohol except for the occasional red which swamiX made it super-food.   :)
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:00am; Reply: 4
Cristina it just means you would be wise to watch out for bacteria/fungi/yeast problems. Things associated with microbes etc. Your system is too friendly towards these things so they can become a problem. This also gives some direction towards what foods may do you big favors.

Your personality does not have to fit your body's worldview, but traits of them often do.

Ribbit I am going to make a mental note to put you in the "war survivor" distinction :P now if I had to face The Big Show or Andre the Giant well I better be rEAl careful.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:17am; Reply: 5
I think I would be a war survivor.  DH is like, "Man if we ever have a war on our soil, I'm out there fightin' for all I'm worth!  If I'm going down, I'm going down like a man!"  And I'm like, "Naw, dude, go hide out in a cave till it's all blown over so you and your little ones live."

Not to hijack the thread, but I have a funny story to tell.  My two older children, ages 6 (the AB) and 4 (the A) like to play war.  Actually, they like to play anything that's traumatic and dramatic.  At any rate, the AB yells, "They're coming, they're coming!  The soldiers are coming!  Get your weapons and come on!  Hey.  Where are you?  Ethan, where'd you go?"  And from inside a closet, with the door shut, comes a little voice, "I'm hiding from the soldiers!"  Very funny to see the difference.  She's ready to fight, like DH, and he's going to go hide and wait for it to end.
Posted by: Kumar, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:38am; Reply: 6
In my case, the body's receptor style matches with my difficulty saying "no" to even things that are harmful!

I have also noticed problem of constipation among most gatherers and warriors! In line with this, I also notice that they tend to keep materials, things once and for all: every time, I think of cleaning office, house rooms and cabinets, they tend to resist with the arguement that the things might be useful some (unknown) time in the future! I wonder if the thrifty mechanism often goes with the unwillingness to let go!
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 8:05am; Reply: 7
My older sister gatherer is an amazing pack-rat. It is reinforced by a childhood experience but it is still RIDICULOUS. We are not related by blood though. (her type O)

I think being thrifty might play a big role in it.
Posted by: Dr. D, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 10:37am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
I am curious about what others SWAMI's are saying about their world view. I am an Explorer, but my world view is receptor despite a strong associaton. How can this be when the GTD book says that Explorers and Hunters are reactive? What about Teacher's, Warrior's, Nomad's, and all others?


I am anything but tolerant. Lots of allergies, chemical sensitivities, reactions to insect bites, a long family history of autoimmune disease etc....


Very hard for type A to jump from receptor to responder worldview. However, the program does gradate things a bit. In most A non-secretors it is really about 'overgrowth' rather than any issue 'tolerance'.
Posted by: Gumby, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 1:15pm; Reply: 9
Receptor here too.  makes sense to me.
Posted by: Heidi, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:22pm; Reply: 10
Type A Explorer with a Receptor worldview here as well.  
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:32pm; Reply: 11
Type B  explorer with receptor world view.
Posted by: Plucky, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 4:12pm; Reply: 12
Type O nonnie Reactor here. That "shoot first, ask questions later" thing?  Yep, that's me!  
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:28pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Dr. D


Very hard for type A to jump from receptor to responder worldview. However, the program does gradate things a bit. In most A non-secretors it is really about 'overgrowth' rather than any issue 'tolerance'.


Thanks for the explanation
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:30pm; Reply: 14
OK, so there are A and B Explorers who are also receptor. I wonder if the O Explorers are all reactive or some receptor. I suspect that AB's are receptor too.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:07pm; Reply: 15
Would make sense that an AB is a receptor, I think their weakness is bacterial infections.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 24, 2009, 9:09pm; Reply: 16
yep!
Quoted Text
REACTOR TYPE. The Reactor worldview tends to regard most environmental influences as potentially harmful. Reactor
types typically tend to experience more inflammation and auto-immune problems, but often will be quite resistant to
infections and may have a lower overall rate of malignancy.
Posted by: JJR, Friday, September 25, 2009, 2:06am; Reply: 17
I have bacterial infections in the gut.  Does that make me a receptor?  As far as mentally goes, I far prefer less people over the hustle and bustle of city life.  Less commotion.  Less everything.  Unless I'm drunk or something.  Which doesn't happen any longer so......... But even then, a fire some trees, stillness, peace.  You O's or whoever can go whup it up with each other all you want.  I'm not against having a nice time with other people, but I prefer everything low key.  I don't usually get my way though.  hehehehhe
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:20am; Reply: 18
Mental receptor to the point where sometimes I don't know where somebody else's thoughts stop and mine start.  I too easily take other people's advice and suggestions before I think it out and see what I want to do.  Sometimes can't sort through all the "noise" and filter out the important stuff.  Probably has something to do with being a non-secreter as well.

Nearly to the point where sometimes I think I have two personalities.

(Did I just admit that?)

Isa will now chime in here and say it has something to do with the enneagram. ;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, September 25, 2009, 6:21pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from Ribbit
If we were predictable ...


An A Teacher with a Reactor worldview (with current settings).
Posted by: DoS, Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:23pm; Reply: 20
ABNoWay I can understand your thoughts...

C-Sharp do you have autoimmune issues?
Posted by: Gale D., Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:31pm; Reply: 21
I am a Receptive Warrior under Nonnie and the default choice in SWAMI.

I have several autoimmune and viral conditions, so I don't know what's up with that.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:37pm; Reply: 22
I doubt they are exclusive to each other, but may be good indicators.
Posted by: JJR, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 3:58am; Reply: 23
Quoted from DoS
ABNoWay I can understand your thoughts...

C-Sharp do you have autoimmune issues?


So what does that make me?  Mentally no, physically yes.  Isn't that just like an AB????????????    :o :'( :P ;D
Posted by: jeanb, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1:50pm; Reply: 24
I am a Reactive Hunter and my husband is a Receptive Warrior, I looked up my Explorer report (before we got everything straightened out as far as Genotype) and that was a Reactive Explorer.  

Is it correct assuming all Explorer are reactive?
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, September 26, 2009, 3:07pm; Reply: 25
Kumar, I think it's merely a fear about letting go and being left without anything... the fear not being enough or not having enough of... knowledge for example or other issues... leads me to say...bingo no 5 or 1 is to be seen here ;)...NT's in Myers Briggs systems.... ;) :D
no 1 is merely the doer, always on his/her limites and no 5 the thinkful
philosoph having problems to come along in doing things...instead of only being in his/her head exploring things mentally... :o :-/ :B :B ;D
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 4:06pm; Reply: 26
Hi Isa thanks for this explanation; I was as a child-girl 5 and I tried to become a 1 nearly sucessfully as a grown up This is really my development and growth!
Maria Giovanna
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 4:19pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from jeanb
I am a Reactive Hunter and my husband is a Receptive Warrior, I looked up my Explorer report (before we got everything straightened out as far as Genotype) and that was a Reactive Explorer.  

Is it correct assuming all Explorer are reactive?


No, but it is most likely.

Quoted from JJR


So what does that make me?  Mentally no, physically yes.  Isn't that just like an AB????????????    :o :'( :P ;D


I think that just makes you a Teacher... AB's from the earlier books are made out to be more social people that do not think about others too much.

Posted by: 312 (Guest), Saturday, September 26, 2009, 5:33pm; Reply: 28
I am an O+secretor explorer with a receptive world view also.  I really am kind of odd..... ;)
Posted by: Gale D., Saturday, September 26, 2009, 6:04pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from Kumar
I have also noticed problem of constipation among most gatherers and warriors! In line with this, I also notice that they tend to keep materials


Interesting.

I'm a Warrior, very constipated due to nerve damage, but I've always been a "get rid of it!" person, and so was my mother.

I like sparse furniture arrangements so I could move around in bigger ways with the children & grandchildren.

The rule in my house is: "if you can't do a cartwheel in here, there's too much stuff". Maybe needing more space is because I've always been accident prone.

I hardly have any extra "stuff". DH loves to collect things he'll never use. Every 3 months or so I can't stand the clutter so we take a load to Goodwill, which he is willing to do. The rule is "if you haven't worn it or used it in 6 months, out it goes". I am always giving stuff away.Sometimes I do regret getting rid of a piece of clothing.

I have difficulty respecting people who have so much c**p that they don't even know what they have. I once saw a "pack-rat" family argue over whether to keep a button.

Now, with plants -- I can't have enough. I'm thrifty with green things!
Posted by: Chandon, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:55pm; Reply: 30
I am a teacher with a receptive world view--no surprise there. I've been told I'm very adaptable and diplomatic. I prefer to blend into a situation and also prefer to have a day when I can be all to myself. I am somewhat thrifty, but not as much as my mother is, who I suspect is a gatherer. I don't like a lot of noise, but my mother is the type to have multiple TVs on in the house. I think my diet leans in some degree toward the warrior one since all meats are now toxins and my poultry servings went down. Maybe it's my very long head. Despite tweaking my info here and there with SWAMI, I remain a Teacher at 41%; any changes I've made have generated minimal food changes.
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 2:59am; Reply: 31
Quoted from 312
I am an O+secretor explorer with a receptive world view also.  I really am kind of odd..... ;)


OK, that's interesting. Maybe O secretor Explorers can be receptors. Maybe O nonnie Explorers are the reactors.
Posted by: JJR, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 3:47am; Reply: 32
Quoted from DoS


No, but it is most likely.



I think that just makes you a Teacher... AB's from the earlier books are made out to be more social people that do not think about others too much.



I believe the term he used in one of the books is "Enigma".  Yeah, that's what I am alright.  I guess.  I don't even know what that means really.  I'll have to look it up.

Posted by: DoS, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 6:53am; Reply: 33
Enigma socially.... for sure, especially us nonnies.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 2:10pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from jeanb
I am a Reactive Hunter and my husband is a Receptive Warrior, I looked up my Explorer report (before we got everything straightened out as far as Genotype) and that was a Reactive Explorer.  

Is it correct assuming all Explorer are reactive?


well I am not  ;D I am receptor
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 5:38pm; Reply: 35
Receptor Hunter
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 6:03pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from DoS
ABNoWay I can understand your thoughts...

C-Sharp do you have autoimmune issues?


I have the box checked for "Do you have a history of allergy or autoimmune problems:"

Mainly because I have lots of allergies.

I do have some autoimmune issues, but I have never been diagnosed with:  Lupus, Scleroderma, Sj√∂gren's syndrome, Goodpasture's syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Guillain-Barre, or other classic autoimmune disease.

If I uncheck "Do you have a history of allergy or autoimmune problems," SWAMI still has me a Reactor type. I presume that I am a Reactor mostly because my GenoType advanced calculator measurements are for Explorer, although my SWAMI GenoType is Teacher.
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 6:07pm; Reply: 37
I have that box checked too and I thought I would be a reactor.  I was surprised to see receptor.  I do get terrible allergies and have a thyroid disorder.  I get hives, swollen, red eyes, sneeze constantly.  
Posted by: Jenny, Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 9:37pm; Reply: 38
Reactor Warrior, with a history of hives (allergy to sulphates), autoimmune thyroid, diabetes. Shoot first eg email letters & words, revise later. :B
Posted by: JJR, Thursday, October 1, 2009, 1:44am; Reply: 39
My swami says I'm a receptor.  No surprises here.
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