Jungian Terms

Anima

An internal feminine image occurring in a man’s unconscious.

Animus

An internal masculine image occurring in a woman’s unconscious.

Archetype

Ancient, affectively charged motifs and predispositions toward ideas, images, and patterns of behavior that are common to all of humankind (Rosen, 1993).

Ego

The ego functions as the center of the personality, and consciousness.  Also, the “will,” which translates into action toward specific goals (Whitmont, 1969).

Psyche

The infinitely varied composite of all human nonsomatic capacities, both conscious and unconscious (Mattoon, 1981).

Self

The central archetype; the archetype of order, the totality of the personality (Jung, 1961).

Shadow

That part of us that we fail to see or know (Johnson, 1991).

Teleology

The fact of character attributed to nature or natural processes of being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose (Merriam Webster, 1994).

Unconscious

That part of the personality that is below conscious awareness, and not under the control of the ego (Mattoon, 1981).

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References

Johnson, R.A. (1991).  Owning your own shadow:  Understanding the dark side of the psyche.  New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Jung, C.G. (1961).  Memories, dreams, reflections.  New York: Vintage Books.

Mattoon, M. (1981).  Jungian psychology in perspective.  New York: The Free Press.

Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.).  (1994). Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Rosen, D.H. (1993).  Transforming depression:  A Jungian approach using the creative arts.  New York:G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Whitmont, E.C. (1969).  The symbolic quest: Basic concepts of analytical psychology.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

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