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The Self

The self is the sum of everything we are now, everything we once were, and everything we could potentially become.

The archetype of the self is the start of our impulse toward self-realization. Carl Jung believed the end purpose of human life is to experience this coming together of the whole.

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Anima/Animus

Anima/Animus

  • Jung believed that inside the shadow are the qualities of our opposite gender. The anima expresses the feminine qualities within a man, and the animus indicates the masculine qualities within women.
  • Jung presented the concepts of the anima and animus as the a...

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The Persona

The Persona

In a public situation, we present a different version of ourselves than from the one at home. Every profession has unspoken agreements about which manners are acceptable, and which are not.

It is then the purpose of the persona to suppress the impulses and emotions that ar...

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Carl Jung's Archetypes

Carl Jung's Archetypes

In the psychology of Carl Jung, the archetypes represent universal patterns and images that are part of the collective unconscious.

The four main archetypes described by Jung are:

  • The Persona
  • The Shadow
  • The Anima/Animus
  • The Self.

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The Shadow

The Shadow

The 'shadow self' is everything a person has denied in themselves, such as spontaneity, aggression, cowardice, carelessness, passion, enthusiasm. It embraces all the thoughts and moods for which we feel guilt and shame.

The shadow is emotional, for it must oppose the rigidn...

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The true self and the shadow self

The idea of a "true self" and a "false or shadow self" has long preoccupied psychologists.

  • Carl Jung viewed the "shadow self" as our unknown, dark side. Jung believed that unless we come to terms with our shadow side, we will become its victim.
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The Psychoanalytic School of Thought

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The shadow metaphor

Carl Jung defined shadow as all of the parts of ourselves that we despise or loathe and therefore hide and avoid. It is impossible to run away or lose your shadow because ultimately, your shadow is a representation of you.ย 

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