Carl Jung 's Theory Of Human Beings Experience

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Carl Jung proposed a typological theory that speculated that human beings experience the world in four key psychological functions that include thinking, sensation, feeling and intuition (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2009). Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the psychological functions can further be categorized into cognitive functions that exist in two dichotomous pairs. The pairs are rational (or judging), which entail feeling and thinking and irrational (or perceiving), which entail intuition and sensation. Human beings can be characterized by their preference of the two judging functions of feeling or thinking; their preference of general attitude which may be introverted or extraverted; and their preference of the functions of…show more content…
The Thinking-Feeling criterion is a representation of how information is processed by individuals. While thinking means individual arrive at decisions primarily via logic, feeling means their decisions are founded on emotions basing on what they feel they ought to do. As the MBTI instrument shows, the Judging-Perceiving criterion is a reflection of how processed information is implemented by individuals. Judging means that life events are organized by individuals through sticking to their plans while perceiving means they have a tendency of improvising and exploring alternative options. From the described structure, the MBTI is suitable for providing results on the personality of Mother Theresa. Mother Theresa was a Roman Catholic missionary who can appropriately be characterized as an ISFJ defender. According to the MBTI instrument, an ISFJ defender is keen on teaching or counseling others and strives to build relationships that allow them to be dutiful and helpful to the society (Asendorpf, 2003). Being introverted, Mother Theresa had an inward turning toward her interior world of intuitions, ideas, sensations and feelings of subjective experiences. According to both Jung and the MBTI instrument, the introverted personality of Mother Theresa finds most meaning and satisfaction in the inner world and interior life rather than the exterior world of people, objects and accomplishments (McCrae, Costa & Ozer, 2006). A critical
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