Amorphous is an adjective that derives from
the Greek language and that refers to that which lacks a fixed or stable
form. This is a characteristic that substances in the gaseous or
liquid state especially have.
the amorphous is linked to the absence of periodic and ordered
structures of ions or atoms. In this sense, there are amorphous solids
like glass: their molecules do not have a regular arrangement. In this way, the glass takes
the shape of the mold in which it solidifies.
Take the case of water. This substance, whose chemical
formula is H2O, when it is in a liquid state is clearly
amorphous: it adapts to the shape of the container that contains it. The water
can be stored in a rectangular, round or triangular container, to name a few
When the water solidifies and turns into ice, it takes the
shape of the container. If we put water in an ice chest (also known as an ice
bucket) and leave it for a few hours in a freezer, the resulting pieces of
ice will take the cubic shape of each of the small compartments, and hence they
are known in everyday speech as ice cubes. of ice.
The amoebae, moreover, are amorphous microorganisms. This
unicellular protist does not have cell walls, a feature that makes its shape
change constantly and is not stable.
The dictionary prepared by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE)
also mentions that the amorphous adjective can be applied to the person who does
not have their own character, but that their behavior and thoughts are
influenced by the interference of others. This is related to the field of characterology,
a methodical knowledge of the human being that allows us to distinguish each of
the others from those traits that make it original.
The study of characterology has various applications, such as the
investigation of criminal acts. When this knowledge is applied to the field of
criminology, it is possible to accelerate and direct a process, through
meticulous observation of the actions of the criminal in order to understand
his character and thus anticipate his plans. It is worth
mentioning that the characterology also serves to understand the behavior of
groups of people who share interests or behavioral traits.
The characterology, therefore, allows establishing a classification of the
different types of characters that a human being can have. According to the
French psychologist and philosopher René Le Senne, author of the ideo-existential philosophy,
we can distinguish eight character profiles, which are:
nervous, passionate, choleric, sentimental, sanguine, phlegmatic, apathetic and
Returning to this last type of character, we can say that its most
outstanding feature is laziness, which appears in a deep and
deep-rooted way. These are those people who do not spend part of their time
reflecting on the future or the consequences that their actions may have, but
rather live the present and focus on meeting their needs with the least
Amorphous individuals have great difficulty in refusing the influence of
others, and this can lead them to commit acts of various natures; In a
kidnapping case, for example, this personality is common in the person they
designate to hold the victim and take care of bringing the food.
Amorphs are generally great procrastinators, delaying their
obligations until the last minute. Similarly, they avoid overly demanding tasks
by all means and seek to take advantage of the efforts of others. As if this
were not enough, they sleep too much and have no practical sense.