THE personality numbers

The value of the consonants produces the Personality.
What is Numerology; with numerologist Hans Decoz

Your Personality reveals the image you are projecting

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No one can be objective about himself or herself. Even our closest friends and relatives have trouble describing how they see us. The Personality is the nearest aspect in your numerology chart that gives insight into this "external" you.

In a way, your Personality is like a mask; it's not the real you, and yet, it does represent you in some way.

This is not a negative view or an attempt to hide your true self. It's a filtering device, but it can also work against you. It can be insightful to compare the meaning of your Personality and your Heart's Desire.


Your Personality is like a narrow entrance hall to the great room that is your true nature.

It is those aspects that you feel comfortable sharing with people at the outset of a relationship. With time and trust, you invite others into the deeper aspects of your nature; you reveal more of who you really are, in effect, your Heart's Desire, Expression, Hidden Passion, and other numbers in your chart.

Your Personality number often serves as a censoring device, both in terms of what you send out, as well as what you allow to approach. It discriminates in the kinds of people and information you let enter your heart and mind.

For this reason, your Personality is usually much more narrow and protective in its definition than the real you (and therefore also often the part you have the most trouble recognizing in your personal reading as being you). It can screen out some of what you do not want to deal with - people or situations - but it also welcomes those things that immediately relate to your inner nature.

Fortunately or unfortunately, this narrow entrance is the first impression people get of you. It either welcomes and intrigues them, or it causes them to lose interest.


How to find your Personality Number

Add the value of the consonants of each of your names in the same manner as described earlier in the Expression and Heart's Desire.

Remember, the letter Y can be a vowel or a consonant, depending on the adjacent letters. If you have a Y in your name, enter it here to find out if it's a consonant or a vowel.

If at any time you encounter a Master number, 11, 22 or 33,  do not reduce it to a single-digit number.


Let's use Thomas John Hancock as an example

Numerology chart showing the Personality number.


This chart shows his full name in the top left, with the values of the consonants below them

Always place the numbers for the Personality below the name in a chart.

The name Thomas has four consonants with the values of 2, 8, 4, and 1, which totals 15. Fifteen reduces to 6.

The name John has three consonants with a combined numerology value of 5

The name Hancock has five consonants, which total 3


Read the meaning of your Personality number


The Meaning of a Personality Number 1 You radiate with a dynamic and efficient energy. You appear controlled and capable. You value courage and effort in the face of difficulties and these qualities show. Others can sense that you will not be pushed around.
Read more about the 1 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 2 You appear friendly and unpretentious. You have a soft and warm exterior. Others perceive you as gentle, safe harbor. People are drawn to you because, among other reasons, you appear warm and unthreatening.
Read more about the 2 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 3Your vibration is full of life. You are uplifting, inspiring, and charming. You are a fun person to be around. Your wit and sparkling personality make you the life of a party.
Read more about the 3 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 4You are a family person. You love the intimacy, consistency, and the security a family provides. You are a good provider and protector. But family members may take your efforts for granted.
Read more about the 4 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 5 You are a stimulating person. You brighten social gatherings with your fresh and original ideas. Your conversation tends to be sprinkled with novelty and wit. You have a quick tongue and charisma.
Read more about the 5 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 6 You radiate understanding and compassion. People sense your warmth and fairness. For this reason, you attract many people who are in need of comfort, including the disadvantaged.
Read more about the 6 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 7You seem mysterious and different. People see you as serious and studious. You are highly independent and self- sufficient. Your accept ional intelligence and wisdom are quickly noticed, people respect you.
Read more about the 7 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 8You appear strong and powerful. You have an impressive personality and can influence and even intimidate through sheer force. You have natural authority. Your competence and enthusiasm attract people with resources.
Read more about the 8 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 9You have an impressive and aristocratic bearing. No matter how tall you are, you appear noble and upright. You are very much in control of the image you send out to others.
Read more about the 9 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 11You have worked hard to gain confidence and overcome, at least to some extend, an in-born shyness. As a child, and into your early twenties, nervous energy may have caused you to bite your nails or express your nervousness in other ways.
Read more about the 11 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 22You radiate reliability and consistency. People trust you and feel secure with your judgment. You are seen as a cornerstone of a business and are relied upon to do your work efficiently and expertly.
Read more about the 22 Personality

The Meaning of a Personality Number 33You inspire confidence. You have a fine sense of justice. You do everything in your power to keep the harmony and are even willing to sacrifice your personal desires for the good of others. You can take this too far, however, sometimes playing the role of the martyr.
Read more about the 33 Personality


How NOT to Calculate Your Personality Number

Some numerologists will calculate your Personality number by adding the numerical values of all the consonants in your name, instead of each name separately. This is incorrect and may result in false Master numbers or hide true Master numbers, or Karmic Debt numbers, Power numbers, or other double-digit numbers that have specific meanings

Numerology is about patterns that are linked in intricate ways. The letters in your name are used to calculate your Transits (cycles used for forecasting). Your first name is the basis for your Physical Transit, your middle name for your Mental Transit, and your last name for your Spiritual Transit.

Transit cycles are linked to your name numbers and it is therefore important they are reflected in the way name numbers are calculated. Adding all the numbers in your name in one continuous string, instead of each part of your name individually, ignores the patterns that form the basis of numerology.


You also have a Minor Personality Number.

It is calculated the same way but is based on your short name, the way you introduce yourself in a social setting. You can read their meaning below.


From Numerology Questions - a Dear Hans column:

Dianne asks why everyone's personality isn't essentially the same as everyone else, if they all have the nine numbers in their charts.

Dear Hans,

It seems that if you have a 6 for Life Path or a 6 for Expression or a 6 for your birthday ... it all means the same! So, if you have a 6 for Life Path and a 9 for Expression and another number for something else ... aren't you just going to be like everyone else -- a little bit of everything?

I find your book extremely interesting, I just don't know if I will ever understand it all!


Hi Dianne,

Your question touches upon the most intricate and challenging aspect of numerology; the influence of a number based on its location in the chart. Numerology is not a complicated science, at least not when it comes to calculating a chart, memorizing the meaning of the numbers, and so forth. It takes nothing more than some diligent study and you are good to go, or so it seems. However, the reality is quite different.

Once someone has mastered the aforementioned requirement, read some books, memorized the meaning of numbers, learned the mechanics, and so forth, then hangs out a shingle and starts practicing numerology, the result, for the clients at least, tends to be very confusing and exactly what you, in your question, refer to. Everyone's personality becomes a little bit of everything.

In my book, Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Your Numbers of Destiny, Tom and I have made it a point, a top priority actually, to describe each number over and over again based on where that number appears in the chart.

This is what makes your personality unique. For example, in your question you mention a person might have a 6 Life Path, someone else perhaps a 6 Expression, another has a 6 Birth Day, or 6 Personality number. Well, the influence of that 6 will be very different in these four cases.

To keep things simple, let’s say all four are males, and we will focus on the most obvious quality of the 6: it’s protective, caring side. The first person, with a 6 Life Path, shows this quality in all aspects of life, independent of circumstances, or anything else.

Like someone born to be a father, he treats everyone with that quality dominating his attitude. It doesn’t matter if he actually is a father or a mother, that has nothing to do with it. Furthermore, since it is his Life Path number, his approach to obstacles, his success, his future, all depend on his commitment to caring and protecting others. His life centers around friends and family, his social life is healthy and comfortable, people are drawn to him everywhere he goes.

However, if he does not have the opportunity to play this role, he will revert into a cynical, cold person, and lacking a social life.

The person with a 6 Expression, of course has the same dominant trait of needing to care for others and feeling protective.

However, in his case, he will almost certainly express this through his work more than his personal life (depending, of course, on his Life Path number). He may become a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, or some other profession that focuses on the well being of others. If he has a 7 Life Path, he may not even get married, have only a few friends, and use his spare time to study and read – perfectly happy and fulfilled in his comfortable world of spiritual discovery, enriching the mind, and appreciating solitude.

The third person, with a 6 Birth Day, may not have any interest in a career focused on others. If he has a 4 Expression, he may choose to become an accountant, sitting behind spread sheets all day long.

If his Life Path is a 9, his social life may not be all that great either as he tends to come off aloof and distant, a bit of a know-it-all perhaps, but certainly refined and sophisticated. However, this individual may very well dedicate much of his spare time volunteering for the Boys and Girls club, a local food kitchen, supporting environmental causes, or raising funds for the Boy Scouts.

Dianne, the difference in how numbers influence us based on different locations is subtle and it takes years of practice to reach the point where you can look at a chart and see how the numbers might interact to reflect a certain individual.

The above examples are crude and certainly a little one-sided, but I hope it sheds some light on the actual value and potential numerology can have to get a better understanding of yourself and your talents, capabilities, and challenges.

More than anything, numerology is a self-help tool, inspiring us to reflect on ourselves, contemplate to what extend this or that aspect of a chart makes sense, and so forth. It is not an exact science, something I always keep in mind. In fact, it is just as beneficial to contemplate a quality, positive or negative, that your chart tells you is part of your makeup, and realizing it really is not, as it is to come to the understanding that yes, that is a big part of who you are. In either case, you have enriched yourself and come to understand more of who you are.

Hans Decoz

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