Buddhist Personality Types

We all struggle with the “three poisons” of Greed, Anger, and Delusion, but may be more likely to gravitate toward one of these than others. There are some elements about how a practice of mindfulness can transform these hindrances into possibilities for presence and liberation. When stripped of their attachment, Greed imparts a sort of optimism and faith, Anger imparts clarity and wisdom, and Delusion imparts equanimity and calm.

This week, Mike B led our Sangha’s exploration of how Greed, Anger, and Delusion manifest in our lives, how we might better understand their conditioned nature, and how they all change on their own. We discussed how important it is to remember that these feelings are subjective and that any given experience can elicit any of these reactions from different people, so we must take care to avoid assuming our perception is the “right” one.

We listened to a talk by Sharon Salzberg on this topic, which you may find here: