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Your role in life – 7 types of soul.

by Agata Dzierżawa
Role in life, soul type - A picture of a mask.

What is your role in life?

Have you ever wondered why your life looks this way, not another? Why do you do something, but something else not? Why are you interested in such but no other topics? What do you meet such and no other things for? Why do you have to face such and no other challenges? And why do they happen to you? Do you sometimes have the impression that whatever you do, there will be always something wrong? Does everything you do have a deeper meaning? And what is your role in life?

In this article: 

  • You will learn 7 types of souls: priest, artisan, sage, server, scholar, king, and warrior.
  • You will learn the characteristics of each of them.

Your reality is a bit more planned than you may think.

You are part of a larger, organized whole, so you have a function to fulfill in it. Maybe you do not realize it, or maybe you feel intuitively that it is true, but everything has a perfect meaning here. You are not born as an empty white page and you do not choose everything you would like to write on it yourself. Of course, you have free will and can try everything, but you are born with certain software installed. You have specific predispositions, according to the function that you have to perform in the whole system.

Think of a cell in your body that was created to fulfill a specific function. Although there are trillions of cells in the human body, only a few different types are distinguished. Although each of them is an individual part, they all form a whole and serve one main purpose.

7 types of souls.

 It is similar to you. Although there are plenty of souls in the world, there are only 7 types of them, sometimes also called rays. Just as each of us has a personality type, so does each of us have a different, unique type of soul.

When you let the light through the prism, it splits it in the form of a spectrum, which we perceive as the 7 colors of the rainbow. In a similar way, when the source of all existence (God, Tao, Absolut, whatever you want to call it) casts its consciousness on the relative world, it appears in the form of 7 individual types of souls.

A picture of a spectrum of essence.
The spectrum of Essence.
Source: Barry „Soul Types: The Seven Roles in Essence,,

Before you started your incarnation cycle on this planet, you had to choose one of these 7 roles, spiritual archetypes:

  • Priest,
  • Artisan,
  • Sage,
  • Server,
  • Scholar,
  • King,
  • Warrior,

This role has defined the plan of your embodiment, who you are, some opportunities, and how you interact with other souls. It has designated your specific function in the whole system.

Your soul, therefore, has a specific role to fulfill which determines your dominant way of being.

It determines how you do everything and what you want. You can perform any activity, regardless of role, but each role inclines you to certain actions. It shapes all of your journey, your weaknesses, and strengths, as well as your attitudes and behaviors toward others.

Your soul type is permanent, regardless of incarnation. All other things can change from one life to another like race, gender, social position, or occupation, but the essence and consciousness will always be consistent.

There is no hierarchy in the types of souls. They are all equal.

To recognize your role, check out the following descriptions for each one.


This type of soul has a greater sense of mission than the other types, a calling, and the need to make the world a better place. A priest tries to raise awareness and improve the world. This type of soul raises people to enjoy the motivator role and loves to direct their strength to help others succeed. Priest inspires their followers to make positive changes in their lives. They is a source of energy for others. Naturally, they is attracted to the roles of religious or spiritual leaders.

They often choose professions: trainer, psychologist, consultant, adviser, and preacher.

Famous people of this type of soul: Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bono, Sting, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.

It accounts for 7% of the population.


This type represents the essence of creativity and invention. They has a great imagination that prompts them to discover new perspectives and combinations. An artisan likes to realize their ideas in interesting tangible forms. This type of soul has a need to create anything, from a poem, through handicrafts, to scientific theories. Original and productive. 

They often choose professions: inventor, designer, graphic designer, athlete, dancer, model, artist, actor, creator of online games, engineer, or architect.

Famous people of this type of soul: Albert Einstein, Paul McCartney, Vincent van Gogh, Kim Bassinger, Yoko Ono, Bjork, Natalie Portman, and Charlize Theron.

It accounts for 22% of the population.


It is someone who knows everything. Great for communication. They can express higher mental abilities such as wisdom, beauty, love, harmony, and philosophy. They likes to share their wisdom with others. Usually a charming person. They provides entertainment to others thanks to their charisma. A sage loves public appearances. This type of soul constantly looking for the attention of others. In childhood, they could be a class clown.

They often choose professions: musician, teacher, salesperson, orator.

Famous people of this type of soul: Jim Carrey, Miley Cyrus, Bill Murray, Oscar Wilde, Elton John, Bill Clinton, Osho, and George Clooney.

It accounts for 10% of the population.


This type of soul tries to serve the common good. They wants to solve the problems of the whole world in the material, psychical sense. A server is sweet by nature, obliging, caring hospitable, modest, and tries to serve everybody with their help. However, despite their good-naturedness, they may seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is because they tends to identify with the misery and suffering of others. They always places the needs of others in front of their own and feels the need¸ to be needed.

They often choose professions: doctor, social worker, waiter, diplomat, and housewife.

Famous people of this type of soul: Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa.

It accounts for 25% of the population.


This type looks for knowledge. They often sees life as an experiment. They is distinguished by great curiosity. A scholar loves to gain knowledge. Rather calm by nature. They absorbs and integrates information from the world around them, not necessarily scientific, and can also get general information about life. Their role is to develop and maintain our common knowledge.

They often choose professions: professor, scientist, writer, researcher, reporter, and analyst.

Famous people of this type of soul: Ben Affleck, Ken Wilber, Colin Firth, Maria Curie, Margaret Thatcher, and Prince William.

It accounts for 13% of the population.


This type is a born leader and commander. They has a strong personality. They are assertive, concentrated, and often self-righteous. A perfectionist demanding high standards from others. Predicts what to do and forces to achieve this. They perfectly separates tasks between people. A king solves problems very well. 

They often choose professions: politician, manager, president.

Famous people of this type of soul: Simon Cowell, John F Kennedy, Madeleine Albright, Donald Trump, and Tommy Lee Jones.

It accounts for 4% of the population.


This type is strong, loyal, determined, and steadfast. It is an embodiment of courage and determination. They loves to overcome challenges to achieve their goals and dreams. Often athletic from nature. They likes to work hard and be rewarded for it. A warrior must fight for everything in life.

They often choose professions: athlete, soldier, salesman, businessman, policeman, truck driver, miner.

Famous people of this type of soul: Clint Eastwood, Frida Kahlo, Prince Harry, Harrison Ford, Mike Tyson, and Salma Hayek.

It accounts for 18% of the population.

Although you can identify many of the roles above, each of us has only one role which is our dominant energy. Souls also merge into groups whose common feature is the dominant role.

Have you found out what is your role in life? Share with us in the comments! Let’s see what is the most popular role.


Barry „Soul Types: The Seven Roles in Essence”,,

Various Authors „The Seven Roles”, The Michael Teachings,

Jose Luis Stevens, Simon Warwick-Smith „The Michael Handbook: A Channeled System for Self Understanding”, Warwick Press, 1994

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Ariana 19 September 2020 - 23:23

Wow. This page gave me some good in site. Im having a tough time with the credibility of the information because of the grammer. I will read more on these different souls in hopes to have credible information.

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 20 September 2020 - 15:39

Thank you!

Christy 20 August 2021 - 04:17

I agree! Very informative but the grammar

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 21 August 2021 - 20:40

Well, I do my best Christy. I hope one day it will be perfect. 🙂

Jay 17 November 2020 - 03:59

It is like you have been watching me my whole life

Nathan 31 March 2021 - 23:24

Okay cool, thanks for that!
Which one am I? Uhm, ..
I don’t want to be “that guy” or anything, but I have characteristics of each one of them..

So, Maybe I’m on my last experience?? Which could be a combination of all of them.. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 01 April 2021 - 14:59

I am sure you are just one of the types. What does your intuition say?

Cedric 14 May 2021 - 10:58

What about the lowest of our society,serial killers,rapist,pediphiles,murderers, and thieves,which soul group are they categorised in,just curious

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 15 May 2021 - 21:16

They have exactly the same role as any other soul. Just choose to explore the dark side instead of the light side.

Tendon Robert
Tendon Robert 21 September 2021 - 23:50

Good that was perfect at least now I can see where I belong am a warrior

Indira 01 November 2021 - 00:00

I am definitely Priest.

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 01 November 2021 - 09:49

Like me 🙂

SAAM ABBAS 23 February 2022 - 09:44

and I am a manager The King in the North 😜

Kara 02 October 2022 - 23:08

I’m definitely a scholar 🙂

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 04 October 2022 - 09:51


Joseph 26 January 2023 - 16:47

I’ve read the other comments. I seem to have a similar problem choosing which type I am. Sage and Scholar both describe me. Yet I’d love to know the problems that arise between each type of Soul. I’ve said which types describe me, yet through my life every person I have loved ends up abandoning me. Is that from tension between Soul types?

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 27 January 2023 - 11:43

It is a soul wound issue not tension between souls. Check this article:

PunDee 14 May 2023 - 16:47

The Server
I can’t help but be attracted to people who are suffering. I want to pull them back up to the surface and show them the other side. Sometimes we just need a hand, to be heard and seen and a company to go through everything. I wanna lead them to the end of the tunnel, it’s okay you’ll be alright. It’s scary, it’s hard I know and I know you’re tired and want to give up. Yet, you made it this far on your own, despise everything. Just a little bit further, take a step forward keep fighting trust the Universe will keep you safe.

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 15 May 2023 - 22:32

That’s the role assigned to you. Very good that you follow the path. Good luck with your mission!

Michael 02 July 2023 - 13:43

I find this very interesting…I was looking for some answers and found more why is it? I can relate to all 7 souls not down to the “T”, but very close on each..A drive that I feel the need to do..strange

Agata Dzierżawa
Agata Dzierżawa 03 July 2023 - 17:30

What is your favourite colour if you would have to choose one?


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