My new behavioral theory, partially based on the internet, and specifically the ongoing arguement over who would win in a fight between pirates and ninjas.
Most people think these behavior sets are mutually exclusive. You are either one, or the other.
There is an adaptive theory, though, that since these archetypes are so similar, it all just depends on where in the region you happen to fall. For many people, it's perfectly possible to exist in the region of both pirate and ninja. This will mean they don't strongly resemble either archetype, but can swing towards one end or the other, on the occasions that they do become more pirate-like, or more ninja-esque.
With regards to me, being a Viking, and knowing that Vikings could kick the asses of every pirate and ninja that ever lived, while drinking enough mead to set Valhalla on fire, I've had to restructure my behavioral Venn diagram to the third illustration. The area in red is my usual hangout, as I am a Viking, so all things I do are Viking related, even if they are piraty, or ninja...ey.
Here is the behavioral area, with some markings. The red shading is my usual behavior.
Number one represents a region of absolute harmony, between ninja, pirate, and Viking.
Number two is a current behavior of strongly pirate/Viking traits, with almost no essense of ninja.
Number three is the area with very little Viking influence, that is a rough mix of ninja and pirate. As you can see, my behavior arches up away from this region, toward Viking. The closer to the center of the triangle, the higher the arch, due to the diminishing influence of the pirate and ninja archetypes.
Number four represents being very Viking, with a little ninja thrown in there.
The reason I clarify this is manifold, and not soon to be understood by many; but believe me when I say that today,
I was a fucking ninja.
And this weekend, I've some preparing to do, because coming up on Monday, it's gonna be pirate time, baby.