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Jung on Psychological Inflation – Basic Concepts of Jungian Psychology

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Jung on Psychological inflation

 psychological inflation is a situation in which the individual thinks he is better than he really is. He sees himself almost as a semi-god, thinking that he can perform actions well above his capacity. Inflation describes a feeling of power in which we are blown up by an unknown force that is not our own. The best example of inflation is Icarus flying to the sun and dying in the ocean for his “hubris” (a Greek term meaning pride or arrogance) 

More on Jung concepts: Jung on PsycheJung on ArchetypesJung on Individuation,Jung on DreamsJung on Active ImaginationJung on NeurosisJung on Psychological TypesJung on Projection.

I am Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books – The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups– and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.

Jung sobre Inflação Psicológica

A Inflação psychológica descreve uma situação em que o indivíduo pensa que é melhor do que ele realmente é. Ele se vê quase como um semi-deus, pensando que pode executar ações bem acima de sua capacidade. A inflação descreve uma sensação de poder em que estamos dotados de uma força desconhecida que não é a nossa, mas que julgamos ser. O melhor exemplo de inflação psicológica é Ícaro voando para o sol e morrendo no oceano por sua arrogância.

Mais sobre conceitos junguianos:: Jung sobre PsiqueArquétiposIndividuação,SonhosImaginação AtivaNeurosesTipos psicologicosProjeção

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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