Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.
Carl Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious.
His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields.
Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, on 26 July 1875 as the second and first surviving son of Paul Achilles Jung and Emilie Preiswerk.
Carl Jung created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a popular psychometric instrument, has been developed from Jung’s theory of psychological types.
Jung’s interest in philosophy and the occult led many to view him as a mystic, although his ambition was to be seen as a man of science. His influence on popular psychology, the “psychologization of religion”, spirituality and the New Age movement has been immense.
Carl Jung Quotes:
1. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
2. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
3. “There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
4. “An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
5. “The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.”
6. “What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved — what then?”
7. “Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.”
8. “Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience.”
9. “Every man carries within himself the eternal image of woman, not the image of this or that particular woman, but a definite feminine image. This image is fundamentally unconscious, a hereditary factor of primordial origin.”
10. “When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.”
11. “We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.”
12. “Psychological or spiritual development always requires a greater capacity for anxiety and ambiguity.”
13. “God has fallen out of containment in religion and into human hearts—God is incarnating. Our whole unconscious is in an uproar from the God Who wants to know and to be known.”
14. “The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals”
15. “The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”