Chris Charuhas grew up in Walkersville, MD, a rural town in the agricultural heart of the state. After graduating from high school there in 1985, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in History from the College of William and Mary, and serve as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
In the mid 1990s he became a member of the Netpreneur Exchange, an early tech incubator that supported internet entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC area. Shortly thereafter he founded his first company, Visibooks, one of the first to sell electronic books online. A few years later, he started In Pictures, and its tutorials have been used by over four million people worldwide.
Strongly interested in philosophy and anthropology since he was 13, Chris is an independent scholar in the American grain. That is, he’s not an academic in the European tradition of appropriately-credentialed professionals working in clearly defined disciplines. Rather, he’s part of the American tradition of committed autodidacts seeking advances in emerging fields.
His first book, Let’s Get Integral, was published in 2014. An introduction to the new school of philosophy known as Integral thought, it has been well-received in the Integral community. Now he’s written a book on personality typing, with a working title of The Energies of Eros.
His new book is based upon the KanerosTM personality type framework, which he worked for over three years full-time to develop. The first new personality type system to be created in 40 years, it breaks new ground in our understanding of character and relationships.
To acquire uncommon knowledge, one must take an unconventional path, and Chris’ own “Parsifal path” included a Jungian confrontation with the unconscious. Through this experience, he gained insights into how the Feminine and Masculine shape personality. He then validated those insights by reviewing the latest research on behavioral hormones and human evolution.
Thus, his framework is the product of both spiritual experience and scientific research. This combined approach echoes the methods employed by other thinkers in the emerging field of transpersonal psychology.