The T-Square Chart Aspect Figure

The T-Square is also called an Achievement Figure. Basically, the aspects of this triangle consist of two squares that are joined by an opposition.

The principle of a T- Square is that the opposition contains energy that is stuck between two polarities. It acts like a battery storing up energy which finds release difficult, as any attempt to release it from one direction meets with resistance from the opposite pole, causing frustration. The energy is thus released via the squared planet at the Apex of the triangle.

This aspect gives capacity for intensive periods of work, and people who have this pattern will often make work for themselves, when there is none to be done.

The square can only work in spurts and phases, since the mutable quality of the figure demands that time be taken to recoup energy and recharge the battery when it has been exhausted through work.

It is important to recognize the cyclical pattern of work and rest since these people consider themselves to be hard workers and may suffer from feelings of guilt or depression when they are not working or cannot work. A person with a red Achievement Triangle should complete his work quickly and successfully, so that he can rest again afterwards.  After a short or long break, he can go back to work with renewed vigour.  A person with an Achievement Triangle produces a greater output per measurable unit of time than someone with a square, but the ‘square aspect’ person’s performance is regular and constant and hence takes up more time.  The square seeks security, constancy and symmetry, while the triangle’s motivation is more flexible and more dynamic. Such a person would like to reach his goal as fast as possible. Someone with an Achievement Triangle can work like mad and when he is ready, he moves onto the next job assertively and highly dynamically. Beware rigid states of awareness; one cannot change and the same mistakes are made again and again.