Alchemy, astrology, tarot cards; projections of the collective unconscious

We never see the actual archetypes around us. What we see are, in a sense, incarnations of the archetypes. The archetypes all exists in our psyche, in the collective unconscious, as patterns outside of our control, influencing us in ways outside of our awareness. What we see externally are not the archetypes, but projections of …

Archetypes

What are even archetypes? They are important to understand when it comes to Jungian psychology, and even to grasp important aspects personality types. It was when I ventured into understanding introversion in depth that I first heard about the concept that I later found out was a major building block in Jungian psychology. Definition of …

Extraversion and introversion

Extraversion and introversion is about the direction of the libido (which, in the case of Jung, isn’t about our sexual energy, but rather defined as “the energy that manifests itself in the life process and is perceived subjectively as striving and desire.”). Definition When it comes to extraverts, this energy is focused outwards, on external …

Individuation

Individuation is the process of making what’s unconscious conscious, to improve as a person by accepting and including the unconscious and repressed elements of our personality. Encouragement on this process however, is not as common as it should be.  Looking around online at type, the advice is almost always to focus on your strength, and …

Why I prefer socionics over MBTI

It covers more Socionics covers a lot more than what MBTI does, I doubt that’s still a secret for anyone. There are descriptions of each different group you can think of, there’s the intertype relationships, subtypes, they have expanded on what each function does in each position. It’s an eight function model (which exists in …

Sensing – the way of the force

In Star Wars, there are two factions fighting against each other. The first puts a value on peace and serenity, on understanding and merging with the force, while the other puts an emphasis on raw passion and the strength that expressing that gives. Two factions that divide into the two sensing functions; Si and Se. …