Exploring Kibbe – Yin vs. Yang

When you start working with the Kibbe system you might be wondering why there are two types of yang (Dramatic and Natural) and only one type of yin. Actually, that isn’t the case. Just like there is sharp and blunt yang, there also is sharp and blunt yin. Blunt yin is the typical Romantic yin. You’ll notice Kibbe defines this yin as softly wide and rounded. But where is the sharp yin? It’s slightly hidden because it is strictly a Theatrical Romantic thing. TRs are not their own group, but imo they should be.

This would give a more balanced scale where Dramatic and Natural are on the yang side, while Romantic and Theatrical Romantic are on the yin side with classic and gamine resting between them.

However, there is a good reason why TR is not a base type. Sharp yin is never an undercurrent like D, N and R are. All soft types get added blunt yin. So TR is kinda special being the only sharp yin type. Don’t get me wrong the Soft Dramatic has sharpness and a yin undercurrent, but that sharpness comes from their Dramatic base and not their Romantic undercurrent.

In my opinion, the groups are linked to the quiz answers as follows:

A = sharp yang (Dramatic)

B = blunt yang (Natural)

C = balanced (Classic)

D = sharp yin (Theatrical)

E = blunt yin (Romantic)

Lots of d) answers are a pretty strong hint that you are a TR. However, depending on your other answers you could also be a different kind of soft. Soft gamine or soft classic are quite likely.

I hope this helps you come a bit closer to finding your Kibbegory.


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