The Rice House
Personality and Numerology:
by Sheldon Rice
Personality and Numerology: The Collective Behavior of People from 21 Countries
Personality and Numerology: The Collective Behavior of
Peoples from 21 Countries provides a unique insight into the collective
personalities of people from North American, European, Middle Eastern and
Asian countries. Its explicit purpose is a nonjudgmental understanding
of how our planet functions without judgment, blame and criticism.
The tool used to glean these insights is numerology, an occult science and art that goes beyond conventional psychological, sociological or anthropological analysis. By quantifying and comparing behavior patterns it is possible to get an overview of personality traits of peoples from different countries.
I first became fascinated with numerology in 2000 when I chanced upon a slim volume of basic principles. My interest quickly grew into an abiding passion as I realized the potential of names and birthdays to reveal complex personality traits. As I conducted more and more readings for individuals both at home and abroad, I began to understand that nationalities and ethnic groups share common traits that characterize their cultures and collective behavior patterns.
I began to study groups of people through numerology, seeking commonalities and differences. I soon recognized that nationalities and ethnic groups share common traits that characterize their cultures and collective behavior patterns. I focused on United States presidents, expecting such national leaders to exhibit good self confidence, strong leadership qualities, sensitivity and selfless giving. I soon realized that they had the same personal life challenges as everyone else. For example, fourteen of the forty two past presidents--33 percent of the total--had the personal challenge of overcoming shyness in their early years! Their success was apparently achieved by developing special talents despite innate obstacles.
I became curious about other world leaders and began to study British prime ministers, members of Parliament, and US congressional members. I discovered that Americans and British share most, but not all personality traits, as might be expected. While I instinctively recognized these results based on common sense, I now had quantitative data to explain it.
My fascination for understanding groups of people grew as I researched different countries around the globe. I collected and analyzed over four thousand numerology readings of leaders from 21 countries, seeing them as representative of their nations. The fascinating results of this research are the subject of this unique book.
As an American expatriate living in Israel for 35 years, I had often wondered why Jews and Arabs have failed to achieve peace for so many decades. Through numerology I was able to see that these two peoples are in many respects contrasting opposites. This makes it easier to understand and forego judgement.
Besides Arabs and Israelis, I studied two other pairs of countries that have been in conflict for decades: Turks and Greeks, and Pakistanis and Indians. Although religious differences undoubtedly play a part in these conflicts, I believe that another underlying cause related to two personality aspects--ego and inflexibility--may be an even more important factor. Ego relates both to self confidence and self centeredness, and flexibility reveals the ease in which people make changes. Both traits may be easily quantified with a numerology reading. They make a strong statement regarding the nature of all people.
Israel and Arabs
Ego-based characteristics of both Israelis and Arabs are higher than average--low self confidence describes 69 percent of Jewish Israelis, while 60 percent of Arabs are self centered. Furthermore, inflexibility levels of both countries are exceptionally high--84% for Arabs and 68% for Israelis.
Greece and Turkey
The patterns of ego and flexibility in Greece and Turkey are similar to those of Arabs and Israelis--a 59 percent level of low self confidence for Turks, and a 78 percent Greek level of self centeredness. Both countries have inflexibility levels of 60 percent or more.
India and Pakistan
Once again, a high rate of ego-centered behavior--76% for Indians and 77% for Pakistanis--together with an inflexibility level of 66% for Indians and 80% for Pakistanis can be considered as the underlying cause of conflict between these neighboring countries.