Carl Jung's Perspective On Personality

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Personality Psychology As referred in Jung’s theory on a journal in 2014, personality refers to an individual’s pattern of thoughts, feeling and behaviours that make a person unique. Carl Jung’s perspective on personality is quite insightful, for him personality is what appears to be random behaviour is actually the result of different in the way people prefer to use their mental capacity. There are two different types of personalities or attitudes that have been mentioned in Jung’s theory which are introversion and extraversion. According Jung, “each person seems to be energized more by either the external world (extraversion) or the internal world (introversion).” As mentioned in the article known as Jung’s Theory wrote in “Fractal Enlightenment”…show more content…
They become immersed in their inner world and run the risk of losing touch in their surrounding or their outer world. In Merriam Webster Dictionary revealed introvert as “the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one’s own mental life”. Introverts are typically more reserved or reflective. (Myers). Some popular psychologists have characterized introverts as people whose energy tends to expend through reflection and dwindle during interaction. (Helgoe, 2008) This is similar to Jung’s view, although he focused more on mental energy rather than physical…show more content…
(Gale, 1998) While other people believe that introvert is same as shyness. Different as Susan Cain, an author, she had mentioned in a journal written by Gareth Cook on January 24, 2012 that it is important to understand that introvert is different from shyness. Shyness is the fear of negative judgement while introversion is simply the preference for less stimulation. Cain also explained that, an introvert person is not an anti-social person. They are just differently social. They cannot live without their family and close friends but they also crave solitude. Some of introvert characteristics are thinking before speak, disliking conflict and concentrating easily (cook, 2012). Two psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Gregory Feist have come out with an interesting research, suggest that most creative people in many fields are introvert. Gareth Cook also wrote that introversion has its annoying qualities. For instance, they have never given a speech without being terrified first, even though they have given many but some introvert people have no problem to speak in public but stage fright afflicts them in disproportionate numbers. In short, introvert can be understood as a person that prefer to be alone by themselves and not too interested to be in a group or
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