These Archetype patterns derive from a Universal Collective Unconscious, which in metaphysics is called the Grids – Akashic Records – Sea of Consciousness – or that which creates our reality. In this context, archetypes are innate prototypes for ideas, which may subsequently become involved in the interpretation of observed phenomena.
The four Universal Archetypes or energies are known as our Inner Family Archetypes, because they are best described through the concepts of Father, Mother, Boychild and Girlchild. Each archetype has a light side and a dark side. When we express their loving qualities, we become our best self for ourselves and for others. When we yield to their unloving side, we become our worst self and end up ruining our relationships.
The child archetype is a Jungian archetype, first suggested by psychologist Carl Jung, that the child, out of the four survival archetypes (victim, prostitute, and saboteur), is present in all humans.
The traits of the good Boychild are that of hero, the scientist, the warrior, the adventurer and the explorer. He offers a personality that is assertive, courageous and fearless. He is also curious, investigative, likes to experiment and wants to know how things work. He helps us to excel in life, and to accomplish all we would accomplish, and to fulfill dreams. He choosing cooperation over competition, obedience over rebellion and wisdom over envy.He seeks to express mastery over things and is competitive in order to master skills. He enjoys games and challenges, and is self-confident. His charisma, charm and sense of humor make him attractive to others. He is the impersonal personality.
The bad Boychild functions best on pride and negative competition. He controls through negative ambition. When the bad Boychild is operating in us, he is always measuring who is superior and who is inferior. He is the rebel, angry and aggressive. He is deceitful, interrogates and bullies. He is envious and wants his way at all costs. He always has to have the last word. Because he is usually frustrated, he often develops obsessions and compulsive behaviors.