The thought exists to create for the man’s development and evolution, and that is why it must continuously be in a spiral movement. In other words, to receive, to transport, to receive again and transport again. Man, however, as bearer of the logical reasoning, presents entropy in the mechanism of his thought, in the System of the Intellect. He uses his thought to process (think over and assimilate information) and to store. He has allowed his thoughts to multiply in a disorderly manner or move in circles around a subject he has named problem, forming a shapeless mass of waste in his head. A “spiritual malignant tumor”. He created the repetitive thought, the obsession, which moves in circles and immobilizes him in stagnation, makes him inflexible, incapacitates him and makes him useless, and condemns his body to inertia for long periods of time.

Each time man stopped to rest, after having covered his sustenance needs, his thought – used to working continuously- made its appearance and continued to “give birth”. The thought gradually passed from its creative side to the obsession. … And all these originate from the thought: not the thought as each man subjectively experiences it, but the thought as each Type objectively uses it. Each Type has a different hideaway, the different management of the thought, and whoever finds it, discovers a new worldview that helps him to re-emerge into the light.

Therefore, we must now break the circle.

Only the knowledge of Typology can untie the Gordian knot, which is wound around the neck of the contemporary man. Alexander the Great’s solution to the Gordian knot, is the most characteristic example of action, and must be the example to be imitated, when dealing with any challenging and daunting problem. The Gordian knots, which the cyclical thought engenders, must be cut and not be turned into riddles that torment the soul and the man.

Source: George Paschalidis. “Analysis of characters I”, Pen West Publications