Tag Archives: Carl Jung

Getting to Know Thyself

The personalities and behaviours that we own today no doubt reflect an amalgamation of past experiences collected and stored long ago within our subconscious minds.   Freud believed that all of our behaviours were derived from unconscious motivations and that we in fact have … Continue reading

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Born This Way

We all come into the world already pre-stamped and coded by the genetic predispositions of our ancestors.  We are not given the choice between a), b) or c); it is decided for us.  Personality is only one of the many … Continue reading

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All That Glitters

There are two particularly diametric personalities in this world – each having its own unique worth, and each providing a life experience very different from the other; the inward-focussed, (aka introverts), and the outward-focussed (aka extraverts).  I am not here … Continue reading

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You’re Not My Type

There isn’t a single day that goes by in my life when I am not reminded in some way, somehow, that I am inherently different from most people walking this earth – at least it feels that way.  Trying to figure … Continue reading

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Heading Towards Maslow`s Summit – Taking Stock

It’s a good idea to take stock of where you are at in your journey every once in a while, if only to reassure yourself that you are indeed moving up and forward, and not in circles, or God forbid, backwards.  … Continue reading

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The Shadow – The Dark and The Light

Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, theorized that we all have two sides to our personalities; the known conscious side that deals directly with the world around us, and the deeper hidden side that lies below the conscious mind, locked … Continue reading

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Introversion – Below The Surface

The other day someone mentioned to me that I seemed to be a very calm person; that I have a laid-back vibe.  I have to say this kind of blew me away, and I almost laughed out loud.  And it’s not the first time … Continue reading

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