Analysis Of Carl Jung's The Personal And Collective Unconscious

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Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrists, was interested in which symbols and common myths were able to seep into our thinking on both conscious and subconscious level. Initially working with an Austrian psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, in the late 1800s both agreed with the significance of recurring themes in people’s dreams. However, Jung and Freud took different paths with the disagreement of sexuality driving other’s personalities. He wrote The Personal and Collective Unconscious to demonstrates his views regarding the psyche and how it influenced other parts of other’s personalities. In contrast, Freud placed much emphasis on the sexual origins in his patients’ personalities and was unwilling to consider any other viewpoints. Continuing with his…show more content…
Jung’s position on the unconscious was divided into the ego, the personal unconscious, and the collective unconscious. To Jung, the ego is the conscious which included the personal unconscious, recalled and suppressed memories, and the collective unconscious, the experiences as a species or knowledge that was always known. On the other hand, Freud believed the unconscious mind was the epicentre of repressed thoughts such as traumatic memories, and what drove it was sex and aggression. He declared that the human mind centres upon three structures: the id, the ego, and the superego. Thus in the opinion of Jung, the human psyche are not forced through sex and aggression and the unconscious mind exhibits itself in the conscious…show more content…
These archetypes were “patterns within the collective unconscious serving to organize our experiences” (Pell). For example, the mother figure has caring qualities and many hold similar ideas as seen across cultures. Furthermore, these archetypes are always in the unconscious mind until nurtured with the events of conscious mind. In spite of the fact, Freud and Jung have such a variety of differences they are extremely similar in the bases of their reasoning. Both of these men utilize analysis as their focal theory of psychology and belief of an unconscious mind overpowering the conscious mind. At the time, the driving force of their popularity were their important and beneficial theories of understanding personalities. Though Jung’s ideals may have been molded by Freud and further critiqued it may be further perfected in the future due to the psychology arena of science will be

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