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Carl Jung: Taking inner life seriously | Mark Vernon

theguardian.com

What Carl Jung is known for

Carl Jung introduced the theory of personality types. You have used some of Jung's ideas if you think of yourself as introvert or extrovert; if you have ever used the Myers-Briggs personality or spirituality test.

Two ideas central to his theory: the ego and the se...

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  • The Swiss psychologist was born in 1875 and died in 1961. His father was a village pastor. His mother was a strong figure though she seems to have had a split personality.
  • Jung's childhood was troubled and he developed a schizoid personality, becoming withdrawn and aloof. He though...

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At university, Jung proved to be a brilliant student, graduating in medicine and natural science.

His doctorate was on "the psychology and pathology of so-called occult phenomena." Here he laid the foundations for two key ideas:

  • The unconscious contains part-perso...

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  • Jung worked with Eugen Bleuler, the doctor who invented the word "schizophrenia."
  • Jung developed the word association test of Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin.
  • Jung had an electric personality. At university, he gave public talks. Women flocked to him before ...

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