There is no better way to acquaint oneself with what the types are like than by studying them firsthand as real person. In CT, a type is not only an abstract profile we compare against others, but a living phenomenon which each individual embodies permanently. We can therefore only understand what a type means by accumulating ample personal experience with people of that type and coming to grasp the essential nature they carry.
To the left you’ll see a column with the 16 types, organized according to development levels, with clear videos and short accompanying descriptions. These descriptions will evolve into full profiles as our database samples grow and the profiles are extracted directly from the aggregated testimony of those belonging to that vultology. This ensures that our full-length profiles are reliably written from confirmed samples, and reflects their psychology accurately.
When studying a set of samples, aim to extract the vultological similarities that run across them. This can be done qualitatively, or quantitatively using the vultology code. In most cases a compilation video is provided which compares them side-by-side to make it easier to see the aggregated visual signature of that development. If you have problems loading the videos, try opening the page in Google Chrome, since some browsers struggle to load a lot of videos at once. Happy Studying!
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(Database currently being updated to new development levels format. Some types may not appear on the list.)
As Cognitive Type (CT) is a data-driven model, it’s possible to give evidence for any assertion that is made. We have not yet created any formal publications for our work (aside from a few pilot studies), but the raw data file which is used for the generation of CT’s hypotheses can be found in the link above. The database file can be downloaded by anyone and represents an open invitation for any academic body to review our work.
There are countless studies that could be run from this database file. The database file presents the raw material from which all of CT’s assertions can be more properly tested for validity. For example, it is possible to check the psychological similarity of samples with identical vultologies by doing a more thorough biographical investigations of the celebrities in question. Statistics can be run on any qualities desired, including career, lifestyle, interests, political orientations, etc. From there it’s possible to calculate whether the similarities of those with identical vultologies are statistically significant — using whatever methodology the respective academic bodies desire.
It is also possible to see whether those correlations follow according to CT’s theoretical trendlines. For example, the database can be re-sorted across the seelie/unseelie/adaptive/directive column (using Excel’s sorting features) to see whether similarities show up in samples who share the feature “seelie” (regardless of type). Likewise, all Se-leads can be taken and cross-compared for their shared qualities and those qualities can be studied to see if they appear in Se-aux individuals as theoretically expected. Or more specifically, all those with a certain function conscious, regardless of hierarchy, can be compared to each other.
Samples can also be sorted across the Male/Female columns to see if there are legitimate sex differences even within the same type. Types can be grouped by “Pe-lead” or “Je-lead” also to see if significant behavioral trends emerge. I would also invite any layperson who is either curious or skeptical of CT to spend at least a few hours testing some of these hypotheses by comparing the database samples against each other and seeing for yourself whether these visual similarities carry legitimate psychological implications.
If any academic entity would like to use this database file or collaborate with CT in the production of publications, please feel free to contact us here.