September 8, 2015

By the end of this article we hope that you’re just as excited to use the concepts we’re presenting, as we are to share them with you!

We’re going to breakdown and explore the concepts behind our fun personality quiz. Since we’ve been sharing it, many people have been successfully using to understand more about themselves and others.

Keep on reading to learn tons more about this fun system, and be sure you check out Part 2 to discover even more!

What Exactly IS Knight, King, Sage?

Long before we created Modern Monks, Knight, King, Sage (KKS) started out as a fun personality model based off the three popular characters seen in Arthurian Legend—King Arthur, Lancelot the Bold, and Merlin the Enchanter.

We realized that nearly everyone, at first glance, tended towards one of these character types. So the three of us started playing this game casually to fill the time in between our various life commitments.

By the time we started helping those close to us with personal evolution, KKS was becoming a growing hit, not just for the fun factor, but because it served as a great way to get a quick idea of what someone was like!

Everyone was getting a kick out of trying to understand themselves and others through this specific lens. We knew we were on to something because of the joy, quality time, and understanding it was bringing everyone. It was easy and fun!

So we expanded the game into a conceptual tool to help bring about a greater understanding of yourself and others while still remaining fun.

You’re Really a Knight, a King, AND a Sage

One of the most important things to understand is:

Everyone’s a combination of all three personality types.

Not only that, but KKS identifies and labels common aspects of your personality.

We can’t stress these points enough because KKS was never meant to limit how you define yourself as a person.

There definitely aren’t three personality types out there that serve as the basis for who people are. Personalities are far more complex than that! Wouldn’t you agree?

However, we are saying that KKS works well as a tool because there are many kinds of situations we face throughout life, each which bring out very distinct mindsets…

AND, with each mindset comes an accompanying set of qualities, behaviors, perspectives, and emotions.

You’ll be able to identify these mindsets quickly and use the correlating information in a very effective way to improve your understanding of yourself and others. All you’ll need is a little practice and a familiarity with the concepts outlined in this two-part guide.

Now originally, we said that everyone is a knight, a king, and a sage…

While this is still technically true, we all have one type that we live in and respond with more often than the others.

Discovering Your Key Mindset

Your “Key Mindset” is the personality type that you respond with most often throughout life.

Often times when you feel most at ease and unaffected by life’s challenges, you’ll be living in your key mindset.

This is easily identified using our KKS personality quiz since that’s what it’s designed to test. You can also read through the overviews of knight, king, and sage below and use your intuition to figure it out. And as always, trust your instincts since you know yourself best!

We recommend using both the quiz and the information below to become truly effective at using KKS as a tool.

The Supporting Mindsets

The aspects of your personality you use less frequently are your “Supporting Mindsets.”  These are also knight, king, or sage, but will be the two you didn’t score highest in.

The supporting mindsets are a very important element to KKS!

If you recall how KKS came to be, you’ll remember that it helped identify aspects of people’s personalities at a quick glance. Most of the time, this was the person’s key mindset…

But as KKS evolved and became a more useful tool, we noticed two things:

  1. There were situations when people acted very differently than their key mindset.
  2. When you compared people within the same type, despite the large similarities they shared, each possessed unique attributes the key mindset didn’t account for.

Of course, this is because we’re all unique and different!

But when looking at this through the perspective of KKS, it’s the supporting mindsets that are responsible for these differences.

The unique order and blend of the supporting mindsets shed light on the complexity and depth of a personality.

Learning to identify what the supporting mindsets are, and when they come into play, is key when using KKS to help you understand more complex situations.

But with that said, learning about the different characteristics of a knight, a king, and a sage still remains the most important part of this concept.

What Is It To Be a Knight, King, or Sage Though?

Ok, so we didn’t exactly get to it quite yet, but there’s so much to share about this system we had to break it into two parts!

That way you have a chance to take the “Knight, King, Sage” Quiz for yourself to get an idea of what you can expect. We promise it’s super fun!

And after you do, find out what each personality type means in our extensive breakdown, “The Foolproof Guide To Understanding Knight, King, Sage (Part 2)!”

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