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A Blog about Psychology (Jungian), Spirituality and Happiness, By Roberto Lima Netto.

Extroverted and Introverted

Extroverted and Introverted Personalities

 

Besides the many differences in human psychology, there are also typical differences. Two types especially became clear to me. I have termed them introverted and extroverted personalities.

Carl Jung

 

Human beings act and react differently. Jung classified them in two attitude types: extroverted and the introverted.

Extroversion:

The attitude that characterizes certain persons with more facility to deal with persons and objects external to the psyche.

Introversion:

The attitude that characterizes certain persons with more facility to deal with the interior personalities of their psyche.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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