Earth Element Personality

 January 19, 2022

By  Juli Kramer

Earth element personality types care deeply. When in balance, you feel their love. When not, hoarding and being too involved may result. 

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Earth element personality

You've seen people rescuing dogs and cats from hoarders' homes on TV. The people hoarding are devastated when the animals are removed.

Additionally, you've seen people who hoard talking about not being able to let go of objects from the past. To be sure, many keep so much stuff to be ready in a crisis, and more.

Hidden in their words and actions, you see that these people are overthinking and worrying.

You can also sense their need to give and feel love. They care deeply, too deeply.

Balanced against that, Earth element personality types are some of the most caring and astonishingly unselfish people on earth.

This article on Earth element personality types provides insights into how this personality type might go awry. This tendency leads to hoarding and other problems. It also discusses how amazing Earth types can be. In these situation, they show their caring for others in healthy way

Giving Comfort

Earth element personality types' capacity to provide comfort astonishes you. For example, they proactively and intuitively guess other people’s needs. Earth personalities can restore and rejuvenate, replenish, and repair.

Additionally, Earth element personality types build connections between people. No matter how far away, no matter how much time has passed, they easily remind others of their connection.

Unfortunately, this nurturing tendency is hard to turn off. Due to this challenge, Earth types can be smothering or meddlesome.

Even more, they may feel so consumed by the needs of others, they remain oblivious to their own needs.

Qigong exercises can help you care for yourself and others. They allow you to balance the giver and the receiver.

Earth Element Personality Archetype - The Peacemaker

Uniting people guides the Earth personality archetype, the Peacemaker. They have the power to establish and sustain relationships. Given this ability, Earth types nurture and promote connections.

Furthermore, these peacemakers focus on what people share in common. In effect, they undo division and antagonism. As a result, they fashion unity and interdependence. 

In short, these types value serenity and stability. Mediating conflict to achieve harmony motivates them.

How Earth type Peacemakers work their magic

These peacemakers know how to use position and leverage. Accordingly, they can alter their perspectives. This ability allows them to generate cooperation with the least amount of sacrifice.

Earth element personality types also embody sympathy and caring. They act as ready advocates for those in greatest need. Whether someone needs friendship, sustenance, or recognition, they can provide.

Lastly, these types want peace for its own sake. Peacemakers tirelessly serve humanity preserving peace in the family, among friend, and throughout society.

Needing to Be Needed

In Chinese medicine there is an expression, “The Earth feeds all.” When Earth types fall out of balance, they may grow obsessive.

For example, Earth element personality will not relax until everyone has been fed. Yet, this same worry prevents them from eating with restraint.

Earth element personality types’ can stockpile more than food items. For this reason, when they are out of balance, they may own scores of:

  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Pets
  • Toys
  • Other items

They own these thing in amounts far beyond what they use.

At the same time, they could easily give up what they own to help others, knowing they will simply restock.

In this situation, this tendency of theirs is not greed. Rather it is a fear of emptiness, as well as a lack of emotional comfort. Earth element personality needs to be needed, but these types must address their own needs first.

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Physical Concerns for Earth Element Personality

Caring can lead Earth types to overthink and worry.  To emphasize, it might also cause them to overeat. This tendency creates a problem called dampness. Excess dampness leads to:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Weakened immunity
  • Diabetes
  • Additional health problems

Making matters worse, Earth types love the sweet taste. Especially in hard times, sweet foods comfort vulnerable Earth types. They feel soothing.

Accordingly, they should limit sweet flavored foods. Unfortunately, Earth types often grow obese from overeating sweets and food in general. However, when Earth element personality types feel supported, connected, and secure, they can resist cravings for sweets.

On the other side, they may become malnourished from eating too much unhealthy food. Equally important, they might not eat at all, because they are too busy caring for others.

Nutrition recommendation summary

To keep healthy and balanced, Earth types need to:

  • Remove sugars
  • Reduce starches
  • Eliminate snacking
  • Calm their minds

Even more, there's another motivation to eat better. Earth types like to help the world. Eating a bag of cookies does not help them make a difference.

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Earth element personality

Overthinking and Worry

Earth element personality types need to take action. Instead of worrying, they should prepare. At the same time, they should not go overboard. 

To illustrate, when worrying about an upcoming move, they might seek solace through food. Instead, they could arrange logistics to ensure a gentler transition.

Most importantly, Earth types should seek help to become more grounded. Qigong and meditation will help them feel grounded.

Reaching Earth Element Personality Potential

To reduce Earth types’ should ask themselves what they truly need. In due time they can overcome their tendencies toward:

  • Consumption
  • Collection
  • Obsessive behavior

In similar fashion, excess Earth energy makes them too diplomatic and humble to complain. They should practice asking for help, so as to care for themselves.

Also, their job and hobbies are great ways to connect with other people, places, and objects.

Above all, Earth wants a sense of community and caring. To prevent Earth types from feeling isolated, it is helpful to see how they connect to the mosaic of living things. 

Final Thoughts

The power of Earth comes from the capacity to link, nurture, and sustain. Earth types need to balance their devotion to relationship with solitude and self-expression, developing self-reliance as well as building community.

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Beinfield, H. & Korngold, E. (1991). Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine.

Lion, T. (2018). Finding Health: Traditional Chinese Medicine Basics.

Juli Kramer

Dr. Juli Kramer is a certified qigong instructor. She also holds a diploma in Chinese Medicine Nutritional Therapy and multiple certificates in Chinese medicine. As a qigong and meditation teacher, Dr. Kramer understands the important role movement and meditation have on developing a healthy body and mind. Juli also has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Counseling Psychology.

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