A part of unconscious mind, including patterns of memories, instincts, feelings and experiences common to mankind.
Concept of Collective Consciousness (Basics):
The concept of the collective unconscious of Jungian is based on his experiences with schizophrenic persons.
Jung followed the Freudian theory of unconsciousness as the psychic strata formed by suppressing wishes, she later developed her own theory of the unconscious to include some other concepts. The most important of them is an Archetype.
Definition of archetypes:
(In Jungian psychology) a collectively inherited unconscious idea, a good example of images, thoughts, feelings etc., everywhere present in anyone’s psyches.
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Their compulsions are different that rather than of action and reaction, they are way of perception. Everyone inherits an inclination to fear objects that are ancestors found to be potentially dangerous , such as crocodile,so it will be easier to learn to fear flowers .But an individual who grows up and enjoying pleasant counters with crocodiles will not be greatly affected by this archetype.
Examples of archetype:
Archetypes in characters:
The Mother Figure: It can be represented as a Mother who directs and guides a child, Mother Earth who contacts people and offers spiritual and emotional nourishment, and Stepmother who treats their stepchildren badly.
The Scapegoat: A character that takes the blame of everything bad that happens e.g. Snowball in Orwell’s “Animal Farm” etc.
Archetypes in situations:
The Journey: The main character takes a journey that may be physical or emotional to understand his or her personality and the nature of the world.
Psychologist Carl Jung explained several archetypes based on the observation of differing but repeating patterns of thought and action that re-appear time and again across people, countries and …show more content…
The Anima is the personification of all feminine psychological tendencies within a man, the archetypal feminine symbolism within a man 's unconscious. The Animus is the representation of all male symbolism within a woman 's unconscious, masculine psychological tendencies within a woman archetypal. In dreams she said that it the is more likely for animus to be personified by many male figures, while a single female is frequently the anima. One might look at the concept of anima-animus as a kind of yin/yang solution to the duality of human sexuality. They are many products of the long human experience of woman with man and man with a woman: as a woman has opened to his male nature, so has man a corresponding female side.
The Male 's Anima:
The anima has positive traits. When through a man’s psyche the anima is allowed to express herself, she brings the attributes of emotions, feelings, tenderness, relatedness, friendship, commitment and fidelity, love and compassion, romance, imagination, gentleness, intuition, creativity and a sense of aesthetics.
The Female 's Animus:
The animus has positive traits. The animus can endow a woman with assertiveness, strength, courage, analytical thought, decisiveness, vitality, a focused attentiveness, and a wish for
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