The type of spirituality (B-type, H-type, etc.) is a weighted result of, on the one hand, the individual's reached level of maturity (I-axis), on the other hand a mix of external factors (specifically thought systems, group dynamics, etc.), and partly the individual's own "day form" and tendency (e.g. to control or flight of responsibility) expressing itself on the S-axis. This latter position (S) is certainly more superficial than that expressed by the individual on the P-axis, but for that reason rarely fleeting.
Low level of maturity translated into spirituality. Maybe low talent. Or the opposite. Primitive defenses. Strong projection, possible exploitation of others. Border psychotic, delusional. Destructive sect leaders and sects. The category is reserved for rare grave cases (as well as the I-type, at the other end of the scale). Charles Manson, Appelgate/Heavens Gate
Importantly understand that psychotic organizational level is not the same as "psychotic". Destructive sect leaders. The category is reserved for rare grave cases.
Example of destructive variant: Charles Manson? But it doesn't have to be something that goes out over others. It can also be a rather timid, own, childishly colored religiosity in, for example, someone sick.
How to compare with so-called primitive religions, which can exhibit many "psychotic" reasoning? That someone has to die to atone for the group's guilt. Spirit preservation.
"The unsymified cult leader." Personality-destitious psychotic
The individual works well below their actual level. Some members of destructive sects, who may eventually "wake up." Stockholm Syndrome.
Spirituality that not only has similar effect to a drug addiction, but may also be associated with an actual addiction. More primitive detention is activated to stand out, simply, and to continue living the life one lives. Possibly with things that are gratuating and other things. "The thin red line." Denial.
"The derailed cult leader." Which basically has a higher level of function than A, but is intoxicated by power, access to sex, drugs, etc.
Relatively low level of function, perhaps personality disorder or marked neurotic. Attracted to teachings and ideologies with clear rules and principles. Probably also with a clear in- and outgroup scenario. "Natural borderline spirituality." A lot of projection, rationalization. Strong defenses. The past continues to play its game. Others may have a clear sense that religion meets needs other than "spiritual" for the individual.
"The young seeker." It is still at an adolescent/immature-neurotic level, and the personality is still evolving. High ideals, simplistic reasoning, are natural at this age and probably transient (Cognitive, Piaget/Elkind). There are also dynamic factors that have to do with emancipation and adulthood, etc.
Simplifying? Generalizing? Attracted to simple solutions and definitive categories. Intellectualizing defense. Philosophy and spirituality also as "a board game".
"The middle-aged seeker." On the one hand, there are a large number of women for whom the new interest is an emancipatory phenomenon, after a life with responsibility for children, one or more marriages. People who want to do something "for themselves." (Most probably work at a stable neurotic-mature P-level and at level 2-3 on the S-axis.)
Adolescent individualism (H has it at a higher level)
Former criminals, addicts, for example, who find something to live for, to believe in. Perhaps weak-talented. Some positive suggestion possibly from healthy, ideologically strong, people, priest, or new friends.
People who may have hit rock bottom and managed to crawl up, possibly with increasing age. Personality disorders are also more rare among older people. You just can't keep going as before. Less vitality and more experience contribute to the rise "upwards". Reality has caught up with one.
The foot people of the church. (This type did not exist in the original model.) According to the model, it is a person who works at the neurotic/mature-neurotic level and has a spirituality at the subparadoxal level.
"The faithful worshipper." No special power claims in religion, relatively weak individualism, possibly a power person in the home.
People who have found something to live for, to believe in. Some positive suggestion possibly from healthy, ideologically strong people. The priest, or new friends. It is likely that several members of the AA movement can be counted here. That is, a doctrine that in its overall atmosphere is strikingly mature, in its reflections and in its view of man, even if it does not answer any of the great questions.
Healthy religious, which are relatively harmonious with themselves and their life. There is something vital about how religious or spiritual engagement is intertwined in their everyday lives. Dynamic, playful. (Well equivalent to levels 4-5 at Fowler. An important feature of this alternative model is that, for example, this level is found on both the P-axis and the S-axis.)
That this is the forecourt of the transcendent is far from certain (which one can get the impression of in the figure, as well as perhaps in Fowler). Perhaps there is even a "latency age" of religious development and that these individuals are also sorted in here? That is, a relative stilt and contentment not to be confused with spiritual-moral maturity?
Individualism of the developed type (on D it is of the adolescent kind).
The mystics. Corresponds to level 7 at Fowler, and is probably very rare, just as he says. If possible, people within the new spirituality may be categorised incorrectly (or themselves tempted to do so, very easily) as I-type, as Fowler's criteria are mainly related to community spirituality.