The Paschalidis Model constitutes a neurobiological model with psychosocial interpretations and implications. It translates the neurobiology of behavior and character.
Thought, behavior, and brain structure have been, up to now, interactive. Our brain structure affected our behavior and action, as they were clearly deriving from our Type. The Paschalidis Model gives the solution, explains how thought can now influence the brain structure, to form a new character; the character of a free and not a restrained person. It gives the solution to how our thought can change the function of our brain. We will no longer be at the mercy of a biological function that follows us from the time of our birth; now, we become free persons able to affect it, so that happiness comes into our life, and attain balance in our organism. The biological, psychological and social functions of the man are interacting in an immediate and bidirectional manner. They specify our mental and physical health, our behavior and function, in the social groups in which we exist and act.
Factors that interact in the formation of the individual
The Paschalidis Model comes to determine the how’s and why’s of our behaviors and emotions, and gives us the required self-awareness, so that we understand who we are and how we are related to our social surrounding. The Paschalidis Model explains how our brain defines our behavior and our body’s biology and consequently, how thought can build the strong and erase the weak points of our personality.
By acquiring self-consciousness, we have already made the first step to change. Now, the Tri-Anthropo-Type Paschalidis Model enables us, using our thought, to act calmly and escape our Type’s extremities. When we observe and study the reactions and behaviors of people who belong to the same Paschalidis Type as we do, we improve our knowledge about ourselves. Then, we can perceive our character’s weaknesses better and reach self-awareness.
By becoming conscious of who the people around us are, we are making the second step to change. Through the comparison of our Type with the other Paschalidis Types, not only we do understand these people, but we also come to a better understanding of ourselves. When we compare behaviors, actions, and ways of thinking of our Type with the other Paschalidis Types, we locate our strengths and weaknesses. This procedure helps us both ways; to break away our extremity, and to adopt the positive elements of the two other Types’ character.
The third step to change is through diet. By the appropriate nutrition intake according to our personality Type, we help our brain to absorb the missing elements, thus resulting to calmness in thought and action, without extremities (the role of nutrition is analyzed in the following chapters).
The Model provides us with detailed explanations on the mistakes and traps of our stressful thought. Knowing ourselves and the others, we can now intervene in our behavior and change it, avoiding the trap of stress. A Type escapes from his stressful extremities, which are panic, fidgety, and rush in action. B type escapes from his stressful fears and concerns about the future. C type escapes from his stressful persistence to execute his goals, due to passion and perseverance.
“Through the Paschalidis Model, you can now create the new path of thought, the new synaptic route that leads to happiness and action.”
“Make your thought creative and change the engraved, from the moment of your birth, road. Make your own happiness nest. Now you know! Now you can!”