Female archetypes are the idealized images of beauty and desire that we have all had when we were younger. We have all seen them in movies, books, and TV shows and generally they portray women as the vixens that men are attracted to. They are fantasies that we have kept alive and passed down from generation to generation. However, as we grow up, some of these dreams fade away and become a part of the background noise of everyday life. But that doesn’t mean that these archetypes have disappeared from our lives altogether.
In fact, these archetypes are often found in our favorite novels, television shows, and movies. Sometimes the female characters act as representatives of these classic female archetypes, sometimes as representatives of a new personality or lifestyle. We may see ourselves as being completely different from other women, but unconsciously, we may be exactly like them. In this way, these archetypes are sometimes even more relevant than the old ones because we can actually embody many of them and in so doing, turn ourselves into better and kinder beings.
There are several female archetypes that are especially relevant to one gender alone. The first one is that of the strong, aggressive woman. This archetypal figure is usually shown as a strong, powerful, and self-confident woman who has her own independent thoughts and opinions. This powerful woman is usually portrayed as someone who is confident of her own sexuality, powerful and aggressive in the bedroom, and without inhibitions. Often this type of female is shown as opposed to the passive, submissive woman depicted in stories aimed at young boys.
Another common female archetypes are those of the sensitive, thoughtful woman. This archetype is usually represented by the woman who is wise and often times deeply concerned with the well-being of others. Sensitivity and caring are often times represented through actions, but sometimes thoughts as well, and this character is normally very nurturing and cares for her loved ones and is very protective of them.
Another example of a common female archetype is the warrior princess. This is a common archetype in fairy tales, movies, comics, and video games, where the warrior is usually portrayed as a strong, brave, and skillful woman with little to no sexuality. In many cases, the princess is portrayed as fighting against the evil while needing to protect her realm. In some cases, she may be depicted as a loyal subject, serving as an instrument of the crown. However, there are also many modern examples of this type of character where a female warrior is shown protecting her realm alongside a powerful male protagonist.
Wonder Woman is another one of the most common female archetypes. A powerful Amazon warrior and strong fighter, Wonder Woman uses her lasso to tie up her enemies and to swing with her shield. She uses her beauty to inspire others and to protect the innocent. Many modern Wonder Woman examples embody aspects of this character, especially the sexy costume that Wonder Woman wears. There are even lots of costumes that allow you to play the Amazon warrior from the comic books and cartoons.
Other typical examples of archetypes in human relationships are mother and daughter, the bad and the good, the empowered and the submissive, the sacred and the profane, the loyal and the disloyal, and many others. These archetypes offer many different ways to view the relationship between the sexes. In fact, each gender can represent one or more of these archetypes depending on their dominant personality type. For example, while most people would associate mother and daughter as two separate entities, studies have shown that this isn’t necessarily the case. While only half of one’s children will become mothers while the other half will become daughters, this does not mean that a man cannot have a daughter and a woman can have a son.
As you can see, archetypes have many different aspects. You might become frustrated if you try to learn too much about one particular archetype. This is actually good, though, because it means that you can begin to see relationships between the sexes from a new perspective. In fact, many psychologists say that if a person wants to understand relationships between the genders, it is helpful to understand all of the archetypes.