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The Contra Sexuality

The Contra Sexuality

🚻 Women have a contra sexuality which is masculine in nature and this is called the Animus.

🚻 Men have a contra sexuality which is feminine in nature and this is called the Anima.

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C. JUNG

The Animus is the woman’s rational function and the Anima is the man’s irrational function.

C. JUNG

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How It Works

How It Works

In a woman her contra sexuality is masculine and governs her rational thinking function and we call this the Animus.

In a man his contra sexuality is feminine and governs his irrational feeling function and we call this the Anima.

The archetype of the Anima/Animus forms a bridge between our personal unconscious and what Jung refers to as the Collective Unconscious. 

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Archetypes: Father and Mother, King and Queen

Archetypes: Father and Mother, King and Queen

Under normal circumstances the masculine and feminine will be modelled on the first imprint in the child’s life of the masculine and feminine – the father and mother.

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The Animus

The Animus

One of the differentiating qualities which Jung identified between the animus and anima is that the animus has a multiplicity to it whereas the anima appears more in the singular.

A good example of this is the fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs– who are all animus manifestations, psychologically speaking.

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Archetypal examples of Animus

Archetypal examples of Animus

>Tarzan , the unconscious primitive but physically vital masculine.

>James Bond , suave man of the world.

>Steve Jobs or Richard Branson , integrated masculine, strong, creative, attractive but more androgynous.

>Barak Obama ,integrated evolved masculine epitomising secular values in their most evolved form.

>Mahatma Ghandi or Nelson Mandela , the masculine which now brings the spiritual component into the world, transcending the mundane and secular but without denying it.

>Christ , Mohammed , Buddha, the conscious spiritual incarnation of the masculine, the unconscious masculine.

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The Integrated Animus

The Integrated Animus

The animus when it is integrated in a healthy female psyche would typically imbue the following qualities:

🪄Good rational and logical ability.

🪄Ability for clear non attached thought.

🪄Ability to construct by sustained effort and application.

🪄A strong centre.

🪄Good external strength in the persona.

🪄Bridge to knowledge and creative thought.

🪄Problem solving.

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The Displaced Animus

The Displaced Animus

When the animus is displaced or overwhelms the female psyche it may exhibit some of the following symptoms:

❌Know it all behaviour.

❌Bullying.

❌Sadism.

❌Controlling.

❌Loud.

❌Inability to effectively and meaningfully relate.

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The Anima

The Anima

The Anima, naturally, is originally based on the boy’s image of his mother and this later evolves with his relatedness to more mature romantic relationships.

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C. JUNG

A man will generally project his anima onto only a single woman at any one time, whereas a woman would frequently have more than one animus projection in her life.

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Archetypal examples of the Anima

Archetypal examples of the Anima

>Brooke Shields in her original virginal role as a teenage star, pre sexual feminine

>Marilyn Monroe, the fully developed sexual diva

>Jackie Kennedy or Eleanor Roosevelt , the mature feminine supportive wife, mother, nurturer

>Margret Thatcher , strong, intuitive leadership with some sacrifice of the feminine

>Evita Pero, the feminine in a strong leadership role but still feminine on bearing and orientation

>The Virgin Mary , the true transcendent iconic female, no longer of this world

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The Integrated Anima

The Integrated Anima

🪄Self soothing, self nurturing and self loving.

🪄Access to creative inspiration.

🪄Strong centre and contained inner life.

🪄Capable of empathy.

🪄Able to make value judgements beyond the realm of pure rationality.

🪄Access to feeling life.

🪄Good relatedness.

🪄Happy.

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The Displaced Anima

The Displaced Anima

❌Uncontained, constantly seeking external affirmation.

❌Lack of creativity.

❌Moody.

❌Bitchy.

❌Poor relatedness, behaviour in relationships designed to isolate the person from others.

❌Masochistic.

❌Greedy, grasping.

❌Self centred.

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The Archetypes of the Anima and Animus in Jungian Psychology.

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