Identification of form. Form arises from spirit. Not spirit from form.
Everyone familiar with Myers Briggs? The five wuxing categories (earth, fire, water, wood, metal) actually exist in Meyers Briggs even though they only use four terms. The recombination of these four terms into distinct sets is the category of wood. This is why wood people make good trainers and educators.
How do the categories match up in Myers Briggs? Sensing is earth. Judging is metal. Feeling is water. Perceiving is fire. Am I missing bits? Intuition is water. Thinking is metal.
Introversion/extroversion? Introversion is earth. Extroversion is fire.
I’m an INFP and a number of us here are INTJ. What does that say about this group? INTJ is not common in the general population. I have tested as both of those. INTJ says we are concept oriented philosophers, broad minded but preferring clarity of terms. INFP is different, but compatible. INFP is the shaman, a whisperer, insert name of entity here. INTJ is the wizard, and wuxing is very wizard friendly.
In fact, the word for a practitioner of wuxing is wujen, and wujen work with spirits as well as alchemical forces and self development. The wujen doesn’t see everything as a machine. They see everything more like the human body mind. Thus when dealing with the spirit of anything they seek either to heal it or disrupt it. They heal it when the agency of the spirit is supportive of their personal goals if nothing else. Heal or amplify, I should say. They feed energy or starve things of energy.
I hope this sample of information about wuxing is helpful. There are many schools of metaphysical thought and practice available.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.