Individuation Analysis : Jung's Theory Of Personality

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Individuation Individuation can now be described as the process of becoming whole. According to Jung, who throughout his life especially the latter half of his life, strived to become one with himself and integrate all the components of himself (Storr, 1991). Jung states that the first part of a person’s life is to have a place in the world. He goes on to state that one must cut ties with their parents and start their own lives, with their significant other (Storr, 1991). Jung had to abandon mundane things to reach his individuation (Storr, 1991). He proposes that a person must leave earthly things to reach individuation. For example, an educated person must leave his academic work to self-analyze and become complete. Jung himself let go…show more content…
While intuition is information attained by means of the unconscious (Wilde, 2011). In other words, how an individual anticipates how something might happen (Wilde, 2011). Jung also stated that an individual could make a decision by thinking or feeling (Wilde, 2011). A person who thinks makes decisions based on logical thought (Wilde, 2011). An individual who makes a decision based on feeling will think of how the decision will not only affect them but how it could affect the people surrounding them. They will make decisions based on what they care for and value (Wilde, 2011). Although Jung did not create the Myers-Briggs type test, his theories were the basis of this personality measure. He contributed a great amount to the evolution of personality. Today the Myers-Briggs type test is widely used to measure personality types. Psychotherapy Jung made some major contributions in psychotherapy. Jung was the first to say that a therapist himself must be analyzed (Storr, 1991). Unlike Freud who had his patients lie on a couch, Jung suggested that face to face contact with a patient was essential (Storr, 1991). He wanted to see his patients face. He also saw patients less times a week then Freud did (Storr, 1991). He stated that he did not want his patients to stop living their normal everyday lives. Dreams were an important aspect of Jung’s psychotherapy. He dedicated a great deal of time and work on the interpretation of dreams
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