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This is the documented research paper DRP I needed to do for my Behavioral Science class on my personality theories research paper Abstract In the busy world of the westerner there are many who enter into therapy with their psychotherapist for the sole purpose of becoming normal However in the Eastern world there is a different mindset which precludes the undertaking of therapy to fix a persons problem Indeed therapy is embarked upon to better ones mind and further their spirituality in the eastern world Zen Buddhism and its many forms is commonly used as a daily even hourly form of therapeutic oneness with the mind an excellent framework within which a definitive answer to a personality may be quantified and understood Though there is no common or distinct definition of personality the quantification or measurement previously mentioned is commonly referred to as a personality theory Zen Approach Theory 3 Borgmeyer Using A Zen Approach To Life As A Personality Theory There are many people in the Western World who view the idea of psychotherapy as a fix for all their unnatural or different behavior They believe that their problems are a bane and completely unacceptable It is a therapists job to walk these people through a better understanding of these problems and to hopefully embrace them as simple qualities without shame or anxiety Using the tools of Zen Buddhism will help as much as traditional psychotherapy some even say it helps more than therapy It is not always a requirement in therapy to turn away from the troubles of life or aberrant behavior patterns etc Instead the person can accept some and embrace others As the individual accepts the darkness the less traditional part of the self within or what is better known as the daimonic true fulfillment may arise According to Sperber 1975 It is not possible to
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