People develop step-by-step (in stages) from one level of development into the next level of development. These levels of consciousness are permanent. Once you master a level, for example reading and writing, it’s, under normal consequences, a permanent change. In combination with value systems, this development shows itself as the consciousness of a certain value system. For example, when a person, because of changing life conditions and after an experience of disharmony, adapts from a dominant Orange value system to a dominant Green value system as his or her primary worldview.
Lines refer to the different variety of intelligences people have developed, for example cognitive, emotional, spiritual, physical, relational and moral intelligences, etc. For example, some people are highly developed in logical thinking, but poorly developed in dealing with their emotions and expressing them. In some value systems, a preference for some lines will emerge. All lines are essential in all value systems. However, depending on the context, the value system will choose certain lines above other lines in order to consider the adaptation successful or not.
States refer to the consciousness and the state someone is in. For example, waking, sleeping or dreaming. The different states are actually different worlds we can dwell in. The way we most of the time experience our world is also a state of consciousness. Most Western people, for example, look at the world as a concrete experience in which you can hold objects and can interpret statements literally. However, people also know other states. There are states of consciousness in which, in a subtle way, a different reality can be experienced. These subtle experiences are sometimes also called peak experiences. Peak experiences are temporary and give people the ability to gain insights to levels of consciousness, which were invisible for them before. During these temporarily states of consciousness, people gain new insights with great clarity, which goes beyond the familiar ways of thinking, feeling and acting. These temporary states of consciousness may be transformed to permanent ones via (long term) training, for example mediation training.
Types are certain characteristics linked to a personality, an organization or a society. Mostly, they will remain the same in different stages of development. For example, the differences between feminine and masculine, Enneagram Personality Types, and Jungian Archetypes, and I -vs. – We cultures. Types are completely static and they can – if necessary – develop in a “healthier” manifestation tailored to changing an/or new life conditions.