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Jung's Archetypes

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    This is quite an interesting report of Jung's archetypes for anyone who is interested. There are other fascinating things in this site but I only posted what I found relevant to the topic.

    http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/jung.html

    As I was researching in other site regarding cognitive functions and the archetypes it seems that the "Hero, the parents, the child and the inferior" functions discussed above refer to our cognitive functions and how they work for us. An INFJ considers his/her Ni as the hero, Fe the parent, Ti the child and Se it's shadow function and once you can see the correlation, this subject can become quite fascinating.

    And any input from you guys will be helpful.

     
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    I think shadow isn't always negative. It's just the opposite. I read in one example, if a person sees him/herself as ugly, the shadow will be beautiful in appearance.
     
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    So true, so true.
     
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    It becomes negative when we tend to supress the shadow and it becomes the dark side of us. That's why it's important to analyze this part of yourself so you don't become lost when it manifests itself when you're stressed or emotionally disturbed.

    I related to that alot too.
     
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    I got this chart from a site called Wellness Resources of Vermont.

    There is a page with links to descriptions for what each Jungian Archetype's various roles are. They're not especially detailed, but the information may give you a rather clear picture about how these traits apply to your type.

    Here is the description for INFJs.

    These handouts are extremely useful if you're having trouble deciding between one or more types, by using them to compare how your functions apply to yourself. At one point I was pretty convinced that I was an ENFJ, but upon reading the INFJ and ENFJ descriptions, there was no longer any doubt that I was an INFJ, and most assuredly not an ENFJ.
     
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    wow thanks for the link Von, the descriptions fitted me quite nicely.
     
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    Thanks VH. This was actually really helpful.
     
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    Great to point this out :) It's the reason for the list of archetypes. There is a process for self-actualization. For finding one's true self. It's called individuation.

    We come to terms with each archetype/level and it brings us closer to the true self. Starting here, with persona

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    Exactly. This is sort of what you're talking about:

    "However, because the Shadow is the ‘out of sight’ area of our psyche, it also holds in it great treasure through its connection with our unconscious potential. In fact a great deal of our energy is involved in our ‘negatives’. When we meet our shadow or our fears, we are enormously more energised. Meeting the Shadow and unfolding the possibilities held unexpressed is our life work. Without it we may never become the mature and full person we are capable of. As Prospero says of Caliban, we need to say ‘this thing of darkness I acknowledge mine’. Through this we gain not only our own greatness, whatever that might be, but also the acceptance of our common connection with humanity.http://www.dreamhawk.com/shadow.htm
     
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