Carl Jung and Th Archetypes

Carl Jung and the Archetypes
By Adam Horne

      Before Carl Jung left his prominent impression on the world of psychology, he was a small boy growing up in the Swiss village of Keeseville. During his youth, Jung was encircled by a well-educated family and began studying Latin at the age of six. This began a life long interested in language and literature. He studied modern and ancient languages, including Sanskrit. He grew into an introverted adolescent, with few close friends, a distaste for school and competition. For most of his youth (and later life) he had a capacity for very lucid dreaming and occasional visions.
      Jung’s first career choice was archeology, but that changed when he went to the University of Basel to study medicine. Here, while studying under famous neurologist Krafft-Ebing, he changed his field to psychiatry. Upon graduation, he began working at Burghoeltzli Mental Hospital in Zurich, under Eugene Bleuler, an expert on schizophrenia.
      Carl Jung married Emma Rauschenbach in 1903; during this time he also began teaching at the University of Zurich. He met Freud in 1907 and they shared a close companionship until 1909. He retired from teaching in 1946, but didn’t retreat from the public eye until his wife died in 1955. Carl Jung died on June 6, 1961, in Zurich.
      Long before his death, and following the events World War I, Jung began his theory of personality. In his theory, he breaks the human psyche into three parts: The ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious.
      In Jung’s theory, the ego is closely related to the conscious mind. The ego is broken into four functions, Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, and Intuition. All people can be categorized as one of these four types. The Thinker rationalizes with their intellect, using Sensation, sight and sound, to understand and respond to outside stimuli. The Feeler will use their heart and Intuition to rationalize the things happening to them and around...