Jung And Carl Jung's Theory Of Personality

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There are many psychoanalytical theories on personality that have been observed and studied from many perspectives with differing and varying views having been debated on and discussed against on how best to tackle development and therapy of the mind. In the following paper, I will touch on a few of the great minds that attempted to encapsulate an understanding of traits and the environmental and biological associations attributed with those traits that purportedly make up our understanding of personality.
Carl Jung is considered one of the pioneers of contemporary psychiatry and the study into the consciousness. Jung’s particular view of psychology from an analytical standpoint does not place him fully within the area of behavioral psychology or cognitive psychology. What is now known as the Jungian Theory was born from Carl Jung’s beliefs that all humans share what is known as a collective unconscious in which is contains common ideas or archetypes (Wade, Tavris, 2012). With this came Jung’s idea of introversion and extroversion within the basic personality. Carl Jung in many ways was similar to Sigmund Freud, however the two shared many theoretical differences. Much of what Jung brought to the world of psychology has been used among the beliefs of many New Age practices (Wade, Tavris, 2012) and as such Jung’s work been considered highly controversial in many psychology circles.
Jung was born in Kesswil Switzerland in 1875. Born Carl Gustav Jung he was the only son to a

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