Carl Jung 's Influence On Life Experience

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Carl Jung has defined introversion as “withdrawn and often shy, and tend to focus on themselves along with their own thoughts and/or feelings.” Jung also found that everyone starts off with introversion and extroversion, but with time and life experience only the dominant one is the one that shows Therefore, for example two young children going through different life experience can both end up being either extroverts or introvert. If one child has difficulty making friends or tends to be shy, they will most likely be introverts. While the other child is very sociable, energetic, and likes to be around people will most likely be extroverts. Gordon Allport based introversion through expressive behavior, which is usually shown spontaneously without purpose and through the unconscious mind.

Theoretical Perspectives and Explanations of Neopsychoanalytical and Trait Perspective

Carl Jung was inspired by Sigmund Freud based on personal experiences and/or dreams that cause certain behaviors and personality traits to appear. Thus, causing the creation of the neopsychoanalytical approach. Just like Freud, Jung was intrigued with the perspective of libido (also known as psychic energy) and how it is diffused. Jung stated two ways psychic energy is distributed, externally and internally. Going along with the psychic energy, Jung believed that introverts and extroverts had different ways of distributing their psychic energy. Such as introverts are known to be “withdrawn and often shy,…
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