The Mesotonic

The mesotonic has no hesitation in approaching people and making known his wants and desires. The tendency to think with his muscles and find exhilaration in their use leads him to enjoy taking chances and risks, even when the actual gain is well-known to be minimal. They can become fond of gambling and fast driving and are generally physically fearless. They can be either difficult and argumentative, or slow to anger, but always with the capacity to act out physically and usually with some sort of history of having done so on special occasions.

At times people with well-developed mesotonia can give the surface appearance of exceptional calmness and amiability. This is particularly true of the extreme mesomorphs of above average height who form a kind of mesomorphic royalty. They expect and get special treatment. They are a bit like big cats who go around with their claws retracted, and only when provoked or in the midst of a crisis does their mesotonia show itself clearly.

The Extreme Ectotonic (Reflection)
The outstanding characteristic of the ectotonic is his finely-tuned receptive system. His spread-out body acts like a giant antenna picking up all sorts of inputs. The ectotonic is a biologically extraverted organism, which is compensated for by psychological introversion. Since the whole organism is sensitive to stimulation, the ectotonic develops a series of characteristic strategies by which he tries to cut down on it. He is like a sonar operator who must constantly be wary of a sudden loud noise breaking in on the delicate sounds he is trying to trace. He likes to cross his legs and curl up as if he is trying to minimize his exposure to the exterior world.
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"Large Powerful Christs (mesomorphs) are a rather shocking exception to a a very ancient rule. In criticism of Sir Peter Paul Rubens' crucifxion painting William Blake contemptuously wrote:

"I understood Christ was a carpenter and not a brewer's servant, my good sir."

Jesus is traditionally thought of as a man of predominantly ectomorphic physique and therefore, by implication, of predominantly cerebrotonic temperament. Not just cerebrotonic, but who used the psycho-physical peculiarities of his own nature to transcend nature." (Aldous Huxley, the Perennial Philosophy)

"He was a great and humble man with a servant's heart." (Pat Quinn, on Roger Ebert)

"Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison." [C.S. Lewis, Present Concerns]

"Most unfortunately, in the lives of puppets there is always a 'but' that spoils everything."
(Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio)


"Since the surface mind is constantly in some kind of agitation, conflict is inevitable between the upper and the deeper levels of the mind; and as long as this conflict is not resolved, obsessions increase. After all, obsessions are a means of escape from our conflict. All escapes are similar, though it is obvious that some are socially more harmful." [Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living Series I Chapter 46 'Obsession']

"If ever you should rid yourself entirely of your complexes and stop playing the father to your sons and instead of aiming continually at their weak spots took a good look at your own for a change, then I will mend my ways and at one stroke uproot the vice of being in two minds about you." (Carl Jung, to S. Freud)

"What is pure OCD?"

"Unconscious assumptions or opinions are the worst enemy of woman; they can even grow into a positively demonic passion that exasperates and disgusts men, and does the woman herself the greatest injury by gradually smothering the charm and meaning of her femininity and driving it into the background. Such a development naturally ends in profound psychological disunion, in short, in a neurosis." (Carl Jung, Women in Europe)

"We found ourselves in a situation in which a desired outcome or solution appeared impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions. An original requirement could not be met until a prerequisite requirement was met, however, the prerequisite could not be obtained until the original requirement was met." [Catch-22]

"The animus when on his way, on his quest, is really a psychopompos, leading the soul back to the stars whence it came." ~ Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 1229