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Is there a reasonable scientific backing for Carl Jung's type theories?

It appears that there is little scientific backing for Jung's theories. As these theories were first suggested at the start of the 20th century they have had a considerable amount of time to receive ...
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Why do therapists need therapy?

As pointed out in another answer of mine, therapists are not immune to psychological problems. In fact, one study shows the lifetime rate of depression in psychologists and social workers to be higher ...
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What is the basis behind the idea of Dom-Tert loops in Jung Function Theory?

Has dom-ter loops theory been expressed formally in any kind of Jungian function theory study? Based on a reasonably diverse search of Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus, I am concluding that ...
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Is Carl Jung synchronicity scientific theory?

Synchronicity is an interesting philosophical idea; unfortunately there is no evidence that it actually exists. Therefore, there are some people who consider Jung's theory to be pseudoscientific. ...
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Why only 16 Jungian types? Combinatorially it should be 2 * 4! = 48

There are not 16 Jungian types. There are 16 MBTI combinations and 16 Kersian (sub-)temperament types. All are related and easily confused. Jung, in Psychological Types (Collected Works, Book 6), ...
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What is the shadow?

I would first like to point out that according to some, Jungian psychology is considered pseudoscientific and therefore off-topic here. However, as a lot of psychology cannot be measurable currently ...
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Jung's Anima and Neurological Basis in Split-Brain Patients; Left-Persona and Right-Anima

Perhaps a more useful way of looking at these concepts is to consider anima in terms of the hindbrain, which takes sensory inputs from both the body and external stimuli and creates a virtual model ...
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What is understood about interactions between personality types or traits?

Do the Big Five traits interact? I have given a general overview of the Big Five model in a previous answer. The Big Five model of personality is based on a statistical analysis of a person's ...
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Is the Myer Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) a reasonable scientific theory?

Absolutely not. And, unlike claimed in other answers, it's about as based on Carl Jung as me whistling out of tune would be "work based on Mozart." The MBTI was "developed" by a "psychic medium" who ...
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Why only 16 Jungian types? Combinatorially it should be 2 * 4! = 48

It's because order doesn't matter with the types: ENTJ == ENJT When you remove the permutations of order, there are only 16 possibilities. Another way to think about it is that there are 4 traits, ...
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Is there a reasonable scientific backing for Carl Jung's type theories?

This is a more speculative than I usually post here, but here it goes: Based on his works, I'd describe Jung more as a philosopher of mind than an actual psychologist in the modern meaning of the ...
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Myer Brigg type for Ni > Ti > Fi > Se

If you look more into the history of the creators of the Myer's Briggs, you will notice that it is loosely based off Jungian archetypes. It was not created with 16 types initially. Actually, the ...
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Jung - Anima and Animus

Jung outlines this pretty clearly in both Aion and Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. I strongly recommend those books to anyone attempting to gain a deeper understanding of these concepts in ...
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What did Carl Jung mean by "subjectivization of consciousness"?

Reviewing Jung’s nature of objects the object for which the introvert becomes alienated is the item, topic, or nature that is causing a subjective reaction. This in keeping with the struggle of ...
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Why does Jung suggest that we need to defend our psyche from original religious experience?

For a really quick and clear understanding of why sometimes it is better to stay in the container of dogma read Edward Edinger's Moby Dick. Jung's position is that religious energy must only sometimes ...
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Freud defense mechanisms combinations with jung Anima/animus archetype

is there any paper on discussion via internet, or ... and which discussed about correlation between those (Freud defence mechanism and Jung archetype. Anima/animus growing levels? Elements of your ...
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Aren't MBTI and Big 5 connected?

All personality models are related in that they are carving up the same variance into different factors, and some of the factors will overlap. Extraversion is probably the most similar trait between ...
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What is Incestuous Resistances?

As highlighted before, whilst I am a defender of Freudian and Neo-Freudian psychology, please be aware that this covers areas of psychology considered by some here to be pseudoscientific The basis of ...
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Right Attitude toward Reality is Way of Concrete Sexuality

Jung is writing about the concept of "transference" in psychoanalysis, in this context specifically the issue of a patient directing feelings towards their therapist that they have for ...
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What role do the ego and group unconsciousness have in Jungian "individuation"?

Short answer The ego, the collective unconscious and the persona collectively help the person to self-actualise and reach individuation through the elements of the psyche being in harmony with each ...
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Basic Question on Jungian Archetypes

All this verbage, without a single answer. The archetypes are the forms with which we populate our psyches. They are only outlines. The context is filled in individually, and therefore differs ...
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Carl Jung Psychology Analysis Book

The Shadow Jeffrey, S. (n.d.). A Definitive Guide to Jungian Shadow Work: How to Get to Know and Integrate Your Dark Side https://scottjeffrey.com/shadow-work/provides some information on Shadow Work. ...
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Jung - Anima and Animus

I think that Jung probably felt that the Animus it the base of every man's psyche and that the Anima the base of every woman's psyche. You can have differences regarding how much of the other sex's ...
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Jung - Anima and Animus

From the way I understand it, everyone, male or female has both masculine and feminine personalities and it is up to the subjects whether they recognise that or not and to what level. The idea is ...
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Is the Myer Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) a reasonable scientific theory?

Does the MBTI have a fundamental background? Yes. It is based on Jung's work, later published as Psychological Types (Collected Works, Book 6). Katherine Briggs, Isabel Myer's mother, did the initial ...
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What form might Jungian archetypes take in the brain?

"Jung had the notion of an archetype, a universally known symbol." Archetypes and symbols are two different things. Jacobi explains it in her excellent book, Complex Archetype Symbol in the ...
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What is the current "accepted" science behind dream interpretation?

There can't be an objective, scientific answer to 'the meaning of dreams' because the effects are purely subjective. I've found by experience, however, that a dream is something like a 'meaning' ...
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What is the current "accepted" science behind dream interpretation?

I don't know if you want this type of answer, but I would like to focus on conceptual issues as well that I thought as necessary. Well, to ask if a certain approach to the meaning of dreams is better ...
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