## E8 for Psychological Types and Physics

**Authors:** John C. Gonsowski

James Reynierse says: “You have it exactly right when you refer to the symmetry of type beginning with the Pair interactions. My colleague and fellow researcher John Harker and I have frequently discussed these relationships in terms of the natural symmetry of type… showing a circumplex structure for the MBTI is interesting and instructive…”. E8 and its subalgebras are mapped to MBTI types and Enneagram numbers. In the process, analogies with the use of E8 symmetry in physics are explored. Down at D3, a Process Circumplex is constructed from MBTI type pair interactions and an analogy is shown between Enneagram Triads and conformal gravity. The Enneagram’s Law of 7 provides hexagonal structure for the Circumplex while the Law of 3 provides triangular structure. At D4, additional Enneagram Triads relate to the positive - negative (color - anticolor) charges for weak bosons and gluons. For the F4 8-dim vector, an analogy is constructed between the Circumplex’s inward and outward two-fold quaternities and the internal and external dimensions of spacetime. For the F4 spinors, the analogy constructed is between two additional sets of two-fold quaternities and orbifolded matter/antimatter dual tetrahedrons. F4 with its Spacetime-Matter-Antimatter Triality is related to Enneagram triple octaves and to the Sri Yantra footprint with interpenetrating triangles. E8 superimposes 8 vertices at each two-fold quaternity location which for the physics analogy adds for quantization, 8 momentum operators for spacetime and 8 anticommutator operators for matter/antimatter. This E8 quantization may underlie quantum consciousness.

**Comments:** 10 Pages. Updates the author's 1999 and 2001 papers in the e-journal The Enneagram and the MBTI.

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### Submission history

[v1] 15 Oct 2009

[v2] 29 Aug 2009

[v3] 2012-08-28 15:31:24

[v4] 2014-05-03 18:36:53

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