As some of you may know I am half German, so I just couldn’t resist the little pun in my headline, and no there was nothing untoward or inappropriate touching going on either. But since I met Freud last week in my evening course I thought it was only right to introduce you all to Carl Jung as well.
He started off working along side Freud but over time he began to see things a little bit different and in the end he split away from his mentor and developed his own way of looking at peoples psyches. He coined the terms Archetype and the Personal unconscious.
However even all my mini-personalities struggle to understand which are shadows and which are self. But in Jungs mind we all have tendencies to be a multitude of things, the archetypes paving the way, our unconscious following suit and only when we break away and find our own inner self can we be free.
By describing our conscious personalities as measurable Jung paved the way for the very common Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that many still use today.
So whether you are an extroverted introvert or your thoughts get mixed up with your feelings, your perception can be judgmental or you overthrow your common sense with your intuition, Jung believed us all to be equal, just to have tendencies that could predict an outcome. Of what I am still unsure but I won’t let that turn into a complex. And since he does have a quote about shoes I just have to love the guy!
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. – Carl Jung