In-Depth Articles

The following articles were created by PersonalityHPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) developed by the staff of The Spiritual Seek. The information needed to produce the pieces came partly from the staff and partly from freely available online sources. The resulting articles, which relate directly or indirectly to the topics covered by our personality tests, are entirely original and offered exclusively to our audience. In addition, many of them contain free self-evaluation mini-tests regarding the topic being examined.

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1. The origins of our motto: Gnōthi Seauton – Nosce Te Ipsum – Know Thyself

The Spiritual Seek is inspired by the thought and ideas of ancient Greek thinkers such as Socrates and Plato. Our personality tests are unique precisely because of their humanistic and spiritual approach. Our motto was born 2,500 years ago, but it still remains incredibly relevant today.

2. Results of our Personality Tests: How to Properly Interpret Them

If your resulting profile is not clear enough, or if there is some element that is difficult to understand, this article will help you unravel any doubts by reminding you that there are no right and wrong results, but rather different interpretations.

3. The Awakening Test: Insights Into the Questions and Answers

Our personality tests can be cryptic and challenging to interpret if you are not used to terminology typical of the philosophical and spiritual realm. Don’t worry, in this article you will find detailed explanations of the questions and answers of The Awakening Test.

4. The Awareness Test: Insights Into the Questions and Answers

The Awareness Test is our most elaborate and in-depth assessment. The questions and their responses have been accurately chosen with the aim of urging users to think carefully before clicking. In this article we will explain in detail the theoretical basis of the test.

5. The Ancient Wisdom: A Brief Exploration of Greek Mythology

This article serves as a follow-up to the results of the Youth Wisdom Test. We dedicate it to younger people who wish to learn more about Greek mythology and the lessons it can still give us today.

6. What Sets Our Tests Apart: The Spiritual Seek’s Distinctive Approach

What is it that makes our personality tests unique and exclusive? This article explains the humanistic and philosophical underpinnings behind the development of these very special psychological investigative tools available only at

7. The In-depth Examination of IQ Tests: A Comprehensive Understanding

Logical intelligence tests are quite popular nowadays, but are their results to be considered reliable? In this analysis we outline their history, their evolution over time, and their critical aspects.

8. Exploring the Depths of Human Personality: An Exhaustive Guide

Psychological and character assessment tools have a centuries-old history behind them; let’s see what theoretical basis they rest on and which are the most widespread and reliable. Among them we include the Big Five, the Enneagram, and the MBTI.

9. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Theory, Personality Tests, and Better Alternatives

The personality test for excellence, which is widely used in Anglo-Saxon societies and considered beneficial in assessing people’s career prospects. The article describes its theoretical foundations and proposes alternatives that in our opinion are more interesting.

10. 16Personalities vs. The Spiritual Seek: Pros, Cons and Detailed Comparison

16Personalities is the most visited website among those offering personality tests. Let’s find out why it is so widely used and what kind of character assessment it offers, comparing it to the humanistic-philosophical approach of The Spiritual Seek.



11. Moksha and Liberation: Walking the Path of Spiritual Freedom

Straight from the ancient Sanskrit language, the term Moksha expresses a profound spiritual concept, that of liberating the soul from the cycle of continuous incarnations. Let’s see what kind of awareness is needed to achieve that goal.

12. The intricate nature of humanity: Body, Mind, Soul, and Spirit

As human beings, we are composed of various parts that coexist within a physical form. These components often operate in disharmony because of the illusion that they are separate and independent elements, when in fact they are one.

13. The Enigma of Near-Death Experiences: Scientific and Spiritual Interpretations

The phenomenon of NDEs (near-death experiences) is quite mysterious. Denying it is not possible since there are thousands of testimonies to this effect, yet official science fails to give it a convincing explanation. The article discusses the topic from a spiritual perspective.

14. The Truman Show and the Metaphor of Spiritual Awakening: A Transcendental Analysis

Cinema can also provide interesting insights into the metaphysical, and “The Truman Show” is one of those films that lends itself to various types of interpretation, including one that we particularly like, that of the soul’s awakening.

15. Fight Club: Analyzing the Spiritual Fight against Materialism and Consumerism

This movie, characterized by powerful symbolic meaning, highlights how materialism and the pursuit of comfort have made human beings fragile and inwardly empty. In this writing we propose a spiritual analysis of it.

16. Technological Progress: A Catalyst or a Hurdle for Spiritual Evolution?

The all-pervasive technology that is typical of the contemporary world does not give us a glimpse of anything good in spiritual terms, although from a certain point of view it may even facilitate the path of acquiring awareness. Let’s see where technological progress is taking us.

17. Embracing Spiritual Consciousness: The Path to Awareness

This article with a very transcendental flavor is intended to provide a basic smattering to those who are approaching the world of spirituality for the first time, by introducing some key concepts of the inner quest such as Consciousness and Awareness.

18. Awakening the Spirit: A Journey of Transformation

The subject of spiritual awakening is very close to our hearts, and this article is mainly for those new to the subject. It explains the characteristics of the path which transforms the individual from a passive receiver to an active explorer of existence.

19. Awareness and Consciousness: The Two Foundations of Spiritual Evolution

This essay on the link between Individual Consciousness, Universal Consciousness and Awareness is intended for spiritual seekers who are already well along the path toward gaining awareness, but we still recommend reading it to anyone.



20. The Three Major Monotheistic Religions: Their Origins and Beliefs

This essay discusses the common origin of the major monotheistic religions and draws comparisons among them, highlighting the points of contact, divergences and dogmas that are peculiar to each creed.

21. The World of Gnosis: An Insider’s View of Gnostic Knowledge

That of Gnostic doctrine is a realm shrouded in mystery, but rich in illuminating insights. What characterizes it and makes it different from classical religions is its lack of clear-cut dogmas and ritual practices, which are primarily concerned with the search for truth.

22. The Wisdom of Eastern Philosophy: Main Thinkers and Their Teachings

There is not only the philosophy of the ancient Greeks; in fact, one must keep in mind that many of the concepts typical of Western thought are nothing more than a reworking of ideas absorbed from Eastern philosophy, which has very ancient origins.

23. Myths and Meanings: The Symbolism of Hermes Trismegistus

The mysterious figure of Hermes Trismegistus and his cultural legacy, the Corpus Hermeticum, continue to fascinate researchers in the field of esotericism and transcendence. Let’s discover the key concepts handed down by this cryptic figure.

24. The Metaphysical Allure: Unveiling Beauty’s Transcendent Essence

Is there a connection between beauty and truth? The philosophers of ancient Greece believed so. First, however, we need to understand what true beauty is, since in our materialistic and superficial society it is easy to mistake the desirable for the beautiful.

25. From Illusion to Insight: Understanding the Myth of the Cave Meaning in Modern Times

Every self-respecting spiritual seeker and philosopher should be familiar with it. We refer to Plato’s famous and timeless “Myth of the Cave”. How is it possible that after 2,500 years the Athenian philosopher’s insight is still so relevant? Let’s find out in this article.

26. Being IN the World but not OF the World: A Mystical-Spiritual Journey

Article with an exquisitely mystical and transcendental character that takes life from Jesus’ words brought to us thanks to the evangelist John: <<You are in the world, but not of the world>>. What may the Messiah have meant by such hermetic words?



27. Herd Mentality and Individual Psychology: From Wolf to Sheep and Vice Versa

The herd effect, or psychology of the masses, completely reshapes the individual and the very concept of free will. How much of us is the result of our uniqueness and individuality, and how much is instead produced by the social and cultural context in which we live?

28. “The Wave” and “The Experiment”: Two Films on The Herd Effect and Psychological Manipulation

The German film industry has produced a number of psychologically and socially significant movies; these include “The Wave”, which illustrates the dynamics behind the emergence of autocracies; and “The Experiment”, which examines the consequences of identifying within a role and the phenomenon of diffusion of responsibility.

29. The Differences Between Counselors, Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists

In an increasingly hectic and cluttered world, it is no wonder that so many people end up experiencing psychological distress. In this article we explain the differences between various mental health professionals, helping the reader to choose the one best suited to his or her needs.

30. Peace of Mind: The Best Meditation Techniques and Their Benefits

From ancient Eastern wisdom come teachings and practical tools for facing daily life with greater serenity and balance. So, let’s see how relaxation and meditation techniques can help us relieve tension.

31. Age is Just a State of Mind: Unveiling the Concept of Mental Age

This article is dedicated to the takers of our Mental Age Test, particularly those who are older but still feel young and energetic inwardly. Indeed, it seems that age is not only a biological issue, but also a psychological one.

32. The Power of Transurfing: A Journey Towards Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

Vadim Zeland’s Transurfing discipline, with a vaguely New Age flavor, can provide interesting insights especially for those who tend to get too caught up in the ups and downs of daily life. Let’s see how.

33. The Choice Between Being and Having: Unraveling the Paradigm of Existence‍

Erich Fromm, a psychologist who lived in the 20th century and is famous for his book titled “To Have or To Be?“, left us a life manual based on a critique of consumerism and praise for a lifestyle focused on the acquisition of lasting ethical and moral values.

34. Ignorant and Proud to Be So: Inside the Minds of Those Who Think They Already Know Everything

If the motto of the famous Greek philosopher Socrates was “I know that I know nothing“, that of the modern all-rounder armed with smartphones and social media might be “I already know everything and I am proud of it“. That is, how to be ignorant and arrogant at the same time.

35. Having a Child: Joy or Pain? Critical Analysis of Procreation from a Psychological and Spiritual Perspective

Giving birth to a child is, in the popular imagination, always a positive event. However, upon deeper analysis of the motivations behind procreation, we find that these include many clichés and a certain amount of recklessness.
Warning: Since this is a critically oriented article, it is not recommended for the most touchy.



36. The Evolution of Spirituality: New Age Religions and Modern Belief Systems

The New Age world cannot be ignored, as among the myriad of information it has produced, some is in our opinion worthy of further investigation. This phenomenon has brought forth nothing truly new, yet it has provided modern interpretations of ancient concepts.

37. The Unseen Impact of Noise Pollution on Spiritual Sensitivity and Well-being

That of noise is a subject dear to the most sensitive souls. Arthur Schopenhauer argued that the level of noise produced by a society was directly proportional to its degree of stupidity. What would he say if he saw the world of today?

38. Technological globalization: or rather, how to exchange the means with the end

The arrogance of technology, which creeps in everywhere and spares nothing and no one, has made life simpler but also emptier. Let us analyze man’s subjugation to technology by taking, as a point of reference, the thought of an 18th-century philosopher, Immanuel Kant.

39. The Future of AI: An Extensive Look at ChatGPT and Beyond

Artificial intelligence is taking hold at great speed, and no one seems to be too concerned about giving it a clear direction in terms of ethics. Given this premise, what direction will its development take? This article attempts to answer that question.

40. Reflecting on “Idiocracy”: What This Movie Tells Us About Modern Society

Fifth and last movie examined by our staff. After “The Truman Show”, “Fight Club”, “The Wave” and “The Experiment”, it is time to analyze “Idiocracy”, or the government of idiots. Behind a comical and moronic facade, this movie exercises a criticism toward the direction taken by our society.

41. Eco-Anxiety: A Deep Dive into the Environmental Concerns of Today’s Youth

A new form of psychological distress is taking shape in the minds of younger people. It basically relates to concern for their own future, which seems to be threatened by increasingly frequent and devastating environmental catastrophes.