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Archetypes In Jungian Psychology

Introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, archetypes represent universal patterns and visuals that form the collective unconsciousness.

He identified four main archetypes: The Persona, The Shadow, The Animus, and The Self. These archetypes are not inferred directly, but by looking at religion, dreams, literature and art. The archetypes suggested by Carl Jung are universal, hereditary and play a significant role in our personality.

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The 4 Major Jungian Archetypes

verywellmind.com

Individual or personal unconscious is part of the three components of the human psyche, apart from the ego and the collective unconscious.

The ego represents the consciousness and the personal unconscious contains suppressed and repressed memories.

Carl Jung rejected the theory of ‘tabula rasa’ which asserts that the human mind is completely blank at birth, ready to be programmed with life experiences and education. The human mind retains its fundamental biological aspects, the primordial images that provide a basic foundation for the individual.

Apart from the four main archetypes, Carl Jung also describes many other such identities like the father, the mother, the hero, the trickster or the child.

The persona is a kind of behavioural mask. It is the way we present ourselves in social groups and situations. Right from our childhood, we are taught to behave in a certain way to fit the expectations and norms of society. It suppresses all our primitive urges, impulses and feelings that are not acceptable in society.

People who start to believe in their own persona tend to move away from their true selves.

The shadow is part of the unconscious mind, made up of our repressed ideas, desires, weaknesses, shortcomings and instincts. In our attempt to portray a certain persona, we create this shadow, our cache of envy, greed, prejudice, hate and violence.

It is a darker side of our psyche that appears in dreams as a snake, a demon, or some other dark and wild creature.

The Anima (female) or the Animus (male) are the sex and gender identities/roles that behave like Yin-Yang. The male and female energies are a balance influencing one another at all times. The Animus represents the male aspect in females, while the Anima is the female aspect in males. Society enforces strict gender stereotypes, which constrains normal psychological development.

The combined energy is called ‘syzygy’ or the divine couple, representing completion, unification and oneness.

  • The Self is a circle, or ‘zero’, which represents the unified unconsciousness and consciousness of an individual.
  • Individuation is a process in which all aspects of our personality are integrated and in harmony.
  • The ego is the center of consciousness, but the self is at the center of our personality. An ego is false most of the time, but a self is always authentic and real.
  • Our personality is not just our consciousness, but also our ego and our unconsciousness.
  • If the circumference of a circle is our self, the ego is just the dot at the center.
Mercury Retrograde

Astronomy is at loggerheads with astrology when it comes to Mercury Retrograde, in which Mercury, the planet associated with communication, appears to move backwards and seemingly causes chaos, tension, missed flights, crashed computers and lost phones!

What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It?

mentalfloss.com

  • Astrology is an ancient science first documented in Hindu cultures, along with Chinese and Maya civilizations.
  • Astrology articles dating back to the mid-18th century note that farmers would sync the planting schedule based on the planetary configurations.
  • During the Victorian era, interest in astrology boomed, and many astrologers connected Mercury Retrograde with heavy rainfall, ill omens and minor inconveniences.
  • By 1970, horoscopes became mainstream, with newspaper articles giving full attention to the planetary phenomenon that is apparently affecting our lives.

Scientific calculations show that the gravitational effect of Mercury is negligible, the backward moving effect of Mercury during the retrograde phase is simply an illusion, a trick of perspective.

Modern science, therefore, concludes that the hoopla of Mercury retrograde is just confirmation bias, and the problems, snags and delays continue throughout the year, not just when the planet shifts to back gear.

That Annoying Bag Of Clutter

Spring cleaning is a thoughtful, slow process to declutter where we slowly consider each knick-knack and decide what to do with those old tee shirts, magazines, refrigerator finds, and stuff lying around the house.

There is a much faster process, where we take a big bag and fill it with things that simply annoy us. This Annoying Bag would digest the stuff we don’t know what to do with, or simply don’t like now.

Getting Rid of Stuff

nytimes.com

Marie Kondo
“Use this time at home to take inventory of your possessions — and to re-evaluate your relationship with them. Cultivate an awareness of what you have. On a practical level, this will prevent overbuying things, but I hope it will also bring a renewed appreciation for all that you do have.”
The prevalent theory of dishonesty

From a legal perspective, dishonesty is the idea of cost-benefit analysis. When people think about being dishonest, they wonder what can be gained or what can be lost. If the cost of lying is too high, they are not going to be dishonest.

People often feel the need to rationalize their dishonesty. The danger is taking that first step.

The story of Joe Papp, an Olympic cyclist falls into this category. Papp consulted his physician, who wrote Papp a prescription for erythropoietin (EPO), a cancer treatment that increases the production of red blood cells. Papp injected himself, but also imported and distributed EPO to his team and to other teams. This essentially made him a drug dealer.

People that are required to put their signature at the top of a document instead of the bottom are more likely to provide truthful information.

They are confirming that the information they’re about to provide is true before they have a chance to falsify it.

  • Procrastination and running to distractions.

  • Social media, messaging & online reading.

  • Video games.

  • TV & watching videos.

  • Busyness.

  • Porn & sex.

  • Addictions.

  • Comfort foods, shopping, other comforts.

  • Lashing out.

Refraining From Letting Ourselves Numb Out : zen habits

zenhabits.net

The questions to ask for success

Ambitious professionals often spend much time thinking about strategies that will enable them to reach greater levels of success. But, despite their accomplishments, they still lack a true sense of professional fulfillment and are often deeply frustrated with their careers.

The question to ask is not how to reach the top, but rather to take a personal look at how you define success, and then finding your path to get there.

Reaching Your Potential

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To define success for yourself, you must take a step back and reassess your career. It starts with acknowledging that managing it is your responsibility.

Taking control requires you to take a fresh look at your behaviour in three areas:

  • Knowing yourself
  • Excelling at critical tasks
  • Demonstrating character and leadership

Taking responsibility for your career starts with an accurate assessment of your current skills.

  • Write down your three greatest strengths and your three most significant weaknesses. This requires reflection and seeking the views of people who won't mind telling you the truth. It takes a willingness to confront your weaknesses, fears, and blind spots.
  • Figure out what you genuinely enjoy doing. Then ask how well it matches what you currently do. Loving what you do gives you the strength to weather personal setbacks, overcome adversity, face and address your weaknesses, and work long hours required to reach your full potential.

It isn't easy to succeed if you don't excel at the tasks that are central to your chosen field.

Many executives can't identify the three of four main activities that lead to success in their business. The ability to identify critical tasks helps you determine how to spend your time and develop your skills.

Character and leadership often separate the good performance from the great performance.

One measure of character is the degree to which you put the interests of your company and colleagues ahead of your own. Excellent leaders coach and mentor. They will make recommendations to benefit the company, even if the actions may not be in their own short-term interest. They are willing to speak up and realize they can hit a plateau by playing it safe.

Podcasting: The origins

The origin of the word ‘podcast’ was in a 2004 column in The Guardian by Ben Hammersley.

He made up a sentence mentioning podcasting while delving into a possible name for the new audio distribution technology. It was a mashup of the Apple iPod, which was the in thing at that time, and broadcasting.

We’re Entering the Era of Big Podcasting

vulture.com

Essentially audio blogs, taking advantage of the freedom of speech, early podcasts were chatty, amateur products, until some heavyweights joined the bandwagon, like MTV VJs, journalists and talk-radio personalities.

This was fueled by the fact that the old public radio medium had certain creative limitations along with rules and regulations that were not a problem in the world of podcasting.

  • Podcasting started evolving with certain progressive companies like Stitcher along with early sponsors playing to a crude, uneven audience.
  • Podcasting kept growing slowly, even during the 2008/09 recession, which was ironically a creative peak for the medium.
  • Many new shows launched and things eventually reached a plateau in 2010/11.
  • A podcast by This American Life, called Serial became a pop culture phenomenon in 2014 and provided a ‘breakout’ moment for the medium, which had already gained a sticky audience over the years.
  • This resulted in many new podcasts from established media houses and amateur creators starting to pop up.
  • Ad revenue of podcasts has steadily increased, and a 2021 projection puts it at $1 Billion.
Purpose, not passion

There is a famous saying that translates: "One jumps into the fray and then figures it out."

Usually, some version of this strategy is that people don't take the time to spot their landing, nor do they think about what they're jumping off.

What Are You Working Towards? Because You Better Know

thoughtcatalog.com

The passion-driven mindset can be contrasted with an alternative: a poise-like discipline and a sense of purpose.

The key is to know what you're actually working towards. Ask yourself what your strategy is.

Few people take the time to find out what is possible or have the courage to probe themselves. It's unpleasant, and they'd instead figure it out as they go.

  • They network but don't know what kind of contacts would be helpful.
  • They want to write a book, but don't want to take the time to ask what purpose it serves.
  • They talk about what they'd like to do but have no idea how to get there or if they will enjoy it.

Instead of moving closer to the answer, they are stuck in endless reacting and reaction.

You have to take the time to ask the big questions:

  • What is your big goal?
  • Why is it your goal?
  • How will you get there?
  • Why do you think it is the path to your goal?

Hard things in life are not achieved through simple effort. It's insight that illuminates the road and strategy that gets us there.

"Indifference of the indicator"

Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made discoveries about human intelligence. One is that the general factor of intelligence (g-factor) conforms to the principle of the "indifference of the indicator," meaning that regardless of what test of intelligence you use, as long as the intelligence test is difficult and long enough, you can reliably measure a person's intelligence.

A new study suggests the same principle applies to human malignancy. The General Dark Factor of Personality (D-factor) conforms to the principle of "indifference of the indicator."

The Dark Core of Personality

blogs.scientificamerican.com

We all know people who consistently display ethically, morally and socially unreasonable behavior. Personality psychologists refer to these characteristics as "dark traits."

Researchers emphasize that these dark traits are related to each other, so they suggest that a D-factor exists. This is defined as the basic tendency to maximize one's own goal at the expense of others, and believing that one's malicious behaviors are justified.

  • Those who score high on the D-factor aren't always uncooperative, as they can be very strategic in choosing when to cooperate.
  • Those scoring high on the D-factor will not be motivated to help others in need without it benefiting themselves.
  • Egoism. Excessive concern with one's own advantage at the expense of the wellbeing of others.
  • Machiavellianism. A callous person that's so focused on their own interests that they will manipulate and deceive to get what they want.
  • Moral Disengagement. Behaving as if ethical standards don't apply to oneself.
  • Narcissism. All-consuming desire for ego reinforcement.
  • Psychological Entitlement. Thinking that one is entitled to more than others are.
  • Psychopathy. Display a lack of self-control, is callous, and impulsive.
  • Sadism. Intentionally causing physical, sexual, or psychological pain on others to assert dominance or for enjoyment.
  • Self-interest. Chasing after socially valued domains, including material goods, social status, recognition, academic or occupational achievement.
  • Spitefulness. Doing something that will harm others even though it means harm to oneself. It could be social, financial, physical, or an inconvenience.

The more you agree with multiple items on this scale, the higher the likelihood you would score high on the D-factor. If you are strong on just one item, you probably will not score high on the D-factor:

  1. It is hard to get ahead without cutting corners here and there.
  2. I like to use clever manipulation to get my way.
  3. People who get mistreated have usually done something to bring it on themselves.
  4. I know that I am special because everyone keeps telling me so.
  5. I honestly feel I deserve more than others.
  6. I'll say anything to get what I want.
  7. Hurting people would be exciting.
  8. I try to make sure others know about my successes.
  9. It is sometimes worth a little suffering on my part to see others receive the punishment they deserve.
The First-Ever Football World Cup

A thirteen-nation tournament took place in July 1930, in a series of 18 matches to form the first-ever International Football World Cup. This happened in Uruguay, and the home team were also crowned the first World Cup Champions.

This was at a time when an economic depression took place in Europe, causing hesitation among many part-time or amateur players to travel to play the Cup.

A country in South America, Uruguay, host and winners of the first world cup were a great economy before the 1930s depression era. They had won the Paris Olympics 1924 and also the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928.

The Arena

The first World Cup was played in the capital Montevideo at three different stadiums, with the final match at Estadio Centenario with over 90000 people watching.

The Tournament
  • Yugoslavia and USA played well and reached the Semi-Finals, with USA losing to Argentina, and Uruguay beating Yugoslavia.
  • Uruguay and Argentina faced each other in the final and were close rivals as they were also the two finalists of the Olympics final just a year ago in 1928, which Argentina lost.
  • Uruguay defeated Argentina, by 4-2 to lift the first Football World Cup.

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