Abstract for: Exploring Emerging Archetypes

From worldly catastrophic events to stock market success, unpredictability underlines phenomena. When we don't understand the dynamics enough at play, the problem becomes generalized and categorized as a wicked problem. Systems thinking, mathematics, and experienced system dynamics' modeling aim at understanding behaviors behind problems that contribute to unforeseeable systemic actions. System dynamics literature identifies 8 archetypes that, through system thinking, can see patterns in the most complex systems. From causal analysis to simulation runs, archetypes provide valuable insight and support identifying prominent leverage points. Human cognitive biases contribute to not seeing system patterns and accelerating or regressing their impact. This paper explores archetype structures and devises a framework for identifying emerging system patterns beyond the known 8.