Integral Personality translates knowledge about a person in the light of the constitutional type, temperament, behavior and development indicators. The APOGEO method does not only assesses behavior, so there was a need for a more comprehensive term. Dr. Bachir Haidar Jorge, mentor of APOGEO, said that in order to know a person, it is necessary to know his/her origin, his/her family and his/her history. He said that it would only be possible to understand how much a person walked and evolved, knowing where he/she started from. He also taught us that any criticism falls apart when we understand the other’s life and struggle history. This is the foundation of the term Integral Personality.
For 40 years, between 1930 and 1975, Dr. Willian Sheldon worked correlating constitutional types (body types), with habits and aspects of temperament. He photographed people and measured different parts of the body. Based on his measurements, he tabulated body types, in addition, he conducted interviews evaluating 60 aspects related to the person’s habits and temperament, and also tabulated the results.
Together with 2 other researchers, who took notes separately, confirmed their pattern of analysis. The basis of modern anthropometry derives from the Dr. Sheldon´s work. Based on his work, we elaborate sentences and prove their validity statistically. The APOGEO method presents the temperament and, by association, the approximate constitutional type, according to Dr. Willian Sheldon´s reading. We were able to observe a strict relationship between body type, temperament and, also, central behavioral aspects. We do not consider the constitutional type, genetics, determinant of behavior, however, it is a factor that influences the formation of behavior, according to our statistics. There is a greater chance of people with visceral prevalence in the constitutional and emotional type in temperament to develop relationship-oriented behaviors. And yet, there is a greater chance of people with muscular prevalence in the constitutional and conative (aggressive) type in temperament, to develop action-based behaviors. And yet, there is a greater chance of people with cerebral prevalence in the constitutional and rational type in temperament, to develop behaviors aimed at analysis and weighting. Despite this trend being confirmed in the data we obtained, genetics is not a determinant of behavior, however, it exerts great influence on the formation of central behavior, the core of personality. there is a greater chance of people with cerebral prevalence in the constitutional and rational type in temperament, to develop behaviors aimed at analysis and weighting. Despite this trend being confirmed in the data we obtained, genetics is not a determinant of behavior, however, it exerts great influence on the formation of central behavior, the core of personality.
Through years of observations, we have verified characteristics related to behavior, as follows:
The central behavior, or central conduct, is associated with the basic defense dynamics and also with the motivational aspects, while the interaction traits, are responsible for the modulation of the central conduct, aiming to achieve specific motivational achievements at the same time that allows social adaptation to take place.
In some people, we observed a greater link between central behavior and temperament, suggesting a genotypic influence of temperament on the formation of behavior. We observed a higher frequency of this influence in people with a temperament directed towards a certain impulse and, less frequently, in people with a different temperament for several impulses. In this second case, we observed that the construction of the central conduct may be the result of social adaptation, that is, of phenotypic origin. We do not have enough data to conclude whether the central conduct is entirely of genotypic or phenotypic origin.
We created the following indicators: