Our physical bodies reflect our inner psychological landscape. Traumas and developmental experiences shape both our posture and persona. By understanding these connections, we can better integrate the mind and body to become our strongest self.

In the 1940s, Wilhelm Reich categorized common "character structures" based on patterns he observed in patients. Though imprecise, these types provide insight:

The Schizoid (Ectomorph)

Formed early in the womb, schizoids fear fragmentation and seek safety in withdrawing energy inward. They have tense joints and difficulty emoting. Gentle and intelligent, they excel at using mind to control body.

The Oral (Ecto-Two)

Originating from birth to age one due to lack of maternal bonding, orals fear abandonment. TheyDisplay a rounded posture from "reaching" outward for nourishment. Needy yet charming, they crave attachment.

The Masochist (Endomorph)

Masochists form during potty training from forced feeding or shame. They cringe from expectations, binding energy through chronic muscle tension. Compassionate but conflicted, they resist their own needs.

The Psychopath (Meso-One)

Psychopaths form around age three from "seduction" or provocation. Charged but blocked pelvic energy rises upward. Appearing confident, they substitute raw will for grounded maturity.

The Phallic Narcissist (Meso-Two)

Healthiest post-oedipal structure, narcissists nevertheless exhibit rigidity from suppressing spontaneity. They compulsively achieve yet deny their right to joy and relaxation.

Though approximations, these types help us understand intersections of body, mind and spirit. By embracing our total self, we can release blocks and create a more livable "house" that's uniquely our own.

Let me know if this resonates with your journey! What aspects of your character and posture would you like to see transformed?