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All of the primary neurotransmitters are at work in every brain, but each of us has a dominant one that defines who we are4. Dr. Braverman completes the circle that has been thousands of years in the making by connecting brain chemistry with behavioral temperament. The first symptoms you experience when you start to lose your edge are likely caused by a deficiency in your dominant neurotransmitter. If this is not addressed, other neurotransmitters could start to burn out trying to compensate for the initial deficiency. A domino effect occurs, with parts of the body overworking or shutting down, leading to more symptoms. If you know your temperament you will know your dominant brain chemical:
Rationalists or Strategic Thinkers: characterized by power and control, competence, capability, knowledge. CEOs, generals, doctors, scientists, and architects are dopamine-dominant.
Idealists or Dreamers: characterized by reflection, self-discovery, creativity, becoming. Counselors, mediators, ministers, public service professionals, writers, artists, and actors are acetylcholine-dominant.
Guardians or Traditionalists: characterized by tradition, conformity, belonging, loyalty, commitment. Administrators, accountants, security officers, nurses, technicians, air-traffic controllers, news reporters, EMTs, bus drivers, and homemakers are GABA-dominant.
Artisans or Dionysians: characterized by sensations, work-as-play, non-conformity, free thinking, living for today. Construction workers, stevedores, crane operators, oil rigers, truck and ambulance drivers, military personnel, hair stylists, bartenders, and pilots are serotonin-dominant.
If you don't see yourself in one of the above, there are proven multiple-choice tests that have beendeveloped to identify behavioral dominance. How does this help you stay healthy?
The Edge Effect makes it clear that there are 'families' of illnesses related to each of the four dominant brain chemicals. The path to health involves:
- Identifying your dominant neurotransmitter;
- Recognizing any neurotransmitter deficiencies at an early stage;
- effecting neurotransmitter-specific remedies.