Is listening to others an adventure for you? Are you curious about what others know and how they do things? Are you happiest when passing information along from one person to another or connecting them based on their needs, desires and interests? Do you tend to express your viewpoints forcefully and with emotion? Are you gregarious and outgoing, but can be reserved when appropriate? Do you have an abundance of nervous energy that you manifest through a myriad of activities? If this describes you, you could be a Nervous System body type
What gives the Nervous System body type the greatest sense of fulfillment, the activity they enjoy the most, is Listening to Others. They are happiest when they can collect knowledge from one person and bring it to another, like a bee going from flower to flower gathering its’ essence getting to know each one and bringing each one what it needs. They derive most of their knowledge and stimulation from others and their interactions with them. They are most effective when they have a good overview of a lot of things. Nervous System types thrive on a lot of activity and love to get things moving.
Adventure is the motivating force for the Nervous System types. Since the nervous system is their strongest system, the nerves are able to carry large quantities of energy and this energy needs to be moved. If not, nervousness, sluggishness or low energy occurs. Adventure will stimulate change, and adventure is defined as learning or gaining knowledge, which is usually acquired through people. People often constitute the adventure, so they will travel simply to experience the people.
The life lesson of the Nervous System is to Communicate Life. While the physical expression of communication and service is rewarding, it is once they have found their inner peace and tranquility by centering themselves and developing their spiritual connection that they can effectively communicate the essence of life. This is when they become a channel, or messenger and are of great service to humanity.
Core Emotional Issues
Typically quite verbal with good integration and a grounded perspective, Nervous Systems tend to forcefully assert their viewpoints. Strong-willed and determined, they can easily get too intense as their energy builds and they get excited or stressed. When things don’t go the way they want, they can get angry (anger) and become controlling (control). The job of the ego is to protect, and it will do that in one of two ways, either by standing and fighting (F-You) or rolling over and becoming a victim. Victim energy is stored in the nerves. The other side of being a victim is to be self-responsible.
With their strong physical presence and mental focus, the dominant senses for the Nervous System are physical and mental. They are easily recognized by their direct, intense (often forceful), take-charge manner. It’s very easy for them to come into a situation and verbally take over.
Celebrities with the Nervous System body type include Jim Carrey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, and Don Knotts.
To learn more about the Nervous System body type, see the October 2014 Newsletter