Carl Jung

I’m a self-professed fan of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. I think he was a lot ahead of his time, and leaped miles ahead of Freud in terms of his theories, observations and analysis. In fact, I’m also of the opinion that Freud has been kind of overrated in the pages of history, and while his stature in the present-day understanding of psychotherapy cannot be denied, I really do not think he was the whole and sole pioneer of the same in any way whatsoever. I believe Jung has created ripples and almost revamped the field of analytical psychology with his postulations. Keep visiting for further elucidation of his work!

In his theory, ‘the psychology of individuation’, Carl Jung asserted that nearly all individuals are born as extroverts or introverts. While the former tend to focus more on things and people, the latter focus their attention towards concepts and theories. There are those who use analysis and logic, thus are the thinker. Then there are the feelers who make their life choices on personal values. Likewise, differentiation can happen on the level of perceivers and judgers. The former being adaptable and spontaneous while the latter being devoted and organized.

Almost all personality tests today are conducted based on the assertions or works of Carl Jung. This is particularly true in the business and therapeutic worlds. Take for instance, the most commonly known kind of personality test – the Myers-Briggs test, which was developed well over 60 years back by a mother-daughter team. Neither of them were psychologists by trade but they managed to figure a test out that identified women who would perform in the workplace when men were off fighting wars.

Recently, the Myers-Briggs test based on Carl Jung theory has morphed into the Murphy-Meisgeier test with a total of 70 questions that helps figure out a student’s personality before organizing study material for them at the elementary level. If you combine together the various type variables as per Carl Jung together you actually end up with 16 possible individualistic types. Which is an excellent summation of an individual’s abilities, his potential and his behavior. All this is based off, Carl Jung’s initial assertion and work.