Studying the past, patterns emerge around groups of people who overcame great adversity and not only endured, but thrived. These patterns are caused by the natural occurring diversity among relatively small groups of people coupled with sound principles around which the group is organized. The echoes of the distant past where people lived in tribal groups are hardwired into our being as evidenced in our response to universal symbols, primal fears and natural instincts. These universal insights have been organized into a core group of 12 Survival Archetypes. The 12 different types are crucial for the survival and success of any group whether it be in a tribal, societal or massive civilization. A thorough understanding of how you fit within the different archetypes will provide a deeper understanding of your role in a group.