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


Jung – Structure Psyche

Structure – Psyche   Human beings, especially we Westerns, have the illusion that our psyche is our Ego. The Ego is only a small part of our mind, comprising its conscious portion.   We keep, inside our psyche, a larger part, the collective unconscious. One could say that the collective unconscious is merely a mirage because […]

Jung – Persona

Persona   The persona is the individual’s system of adaptation to or the manner he assumes in dealing with the world. Every calling or profession, for example, has its characteristic persona.   In the ancient Greek plays, the actors used a mask to represent their characters. In the present world, we do not use a […]

Jung – Shadow

Shadow The Shadow personifies everything that the subject refuses to acknowledge about himself and yet is always thrusting itself upon him directly or indirectly – for instance, inferior traits of character and other incompatible tendencies.   The Shadow is a central concept in Jungian psychology. The human being is born complete, not knowing good and […]

Jung – Anima

Anima/Animus Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman, not the image of this or that particular woman, but a definite feminine image. The image is fundamentally unconscious, an hereditary factor of primordial origin engraved in the living organic system of the man, an imprint or archetype of all the ancestral experiences of […]

Jung – Self

Self     The Self is not only the center but also the whole circumference, which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the center of this totality, just as the Ego is the center of consciousness   Whereas Ego is the center of the conscious psyche, the Self is the center of both conscious […]

Jung – Archetypes

Archetypes The concept of Archetypes … is derived from the repeated observation that the myths and fairytales of world literature contain definite motifs which crop everywhere. We meet these same motifs in the fantasies, dreams, deliria and delusions of individuals living today.   Archetype is a difficult concept to grasp, but one that can be […]

Jung – Hero – Heroine

Hero – Heroine In this overpoweringly humdrum existence, alas, there is little out of the ordinary that is healthy, and not much room for conspicuous heroism. Not that heroic demands are never put to us: on the contrary—and this is just what is so irritating and irksome—the banal everyday makes banal demands upon our patience, our […]

Jung Extraversion – Introversion

Extraversion – Introversion 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 extraverted types.   Human beings act and react differently. Jung classified them in two attitude types: extroverts and the introverts. Extraversion: The attitude that characterizes certain persons with […]

Jung – Function Types

Function types The superior function is always an expression of the conscious personality, of its aims, will and general performance, whereas the less differentiated functions fall into the category of things that simply “happen” to one.   In addition to the two attitude types – introversion and extraversion – Jung also classified the persons into […]

Jung – Complex

Complex Everyone knows nowadays that people have complexes; what is not so well known is that complexes can have us     Complexes are psychic fragments, which have split off from conscience owing to traumatic influences or certain incompatible tendencies. Do you know how a complex is formed? Do you know that it can control […]

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