Jung and Personality Types

October 15, 2013 by: Jorge Eloi

Comprehend and understand people has always been one of the primary goals of man. Able to identify patterns or even predict behavior was one of the early areas of study and human interest. It is the human being who builds or destroys the reality around them. With this aim, the concept of personality has been created.

Personality, a brief and clear manner, is a set of minimally stable over time emotional and behavioral patterns that define how he grasps the world and the reality around them.

It is far from unanimous among the scientific community, if personality is innate or acquired. For some researchers, mainly those related to biology, genetics, mostly argue that personality is the translation of genes / biology with which we are born. Have other researchers, mainly those related to behavioral part itself, as psychologists, sociologists, among others, argue that it is acquired, is the result of education. But there is no radical intermediate view that attempts to integrate the two perspectives, increasingly being accepted as the "most correct" way, I mean the explanation that we are born with certain tendencies potential genetic / biological, but the middle is that "decides "what will develop. Thus, personality is acquired and innate part of.

There are numerous theories about personality, each theory is different from "categorize features" form. More general, more specific. However one of the pioneers in the study of personality was Jung, Freud's disciple and colleague.

In his theory, Jung began by defining a feature that was crucial for him and dividing, namely extraversion vs. introversion. Introverts are mainly focused in your thoughts, in your very introspective, pragmatic little inner world, running the risk of losing touch with the outside world. Have extroverts, engage much with the outside world, tend to be more sociable and aware of what's around you, the biggest risk is essentially neglect their inner world, as well as his own way of seeing the world.

Jung parallel to these two characteristics, defined four "types" of personality, defined by four primary functions:

Thought - more reflective People make decisions based on logic and objective criteria. Good strategists, planners and theorists.

Feeling - People who prefer strong and intense emotions, regardless whether positive or negative. Value abstract and subjective principles. Make decisions based primarily on the eigenvalues.

Sensation - People who give priority to immediate experience, also called practical. Do first and think later, at the risk of committing many mistakes.

Intuition - Persons for whom the consequences of experience is more important than the experience itself. Quickly give meanings to their experience, integrating it immediately. Process much faster information, analyzing it and comparing it with the previous experience, almost instantaneously.

And you, what you got? Introvert or Extrovert?

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Resident in the district of Leiria. Founder and Creator of Free Space Psychology. BA in Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified International Coach, Trainer. Programming knowledge and Webdesigner. Experience in the Field of Marketing and Sales. Loves jogging, football, chess, learning and good conversation. Curious, creative and enterprising!


3 commented "Jung and Personality Types"
  1. John Castro said:

    Very Interesting. I will be certainly more introverted. It is very important to know the various kinds of personalities up for people to better understand and can relate better. Good job ;)

    • Jorge Eloi said:

      Since now! I appreciate your interest and participation! It should be noted that even introverts can gain skills and knowledge that enable resemble "externally" to an extrovert and vice versa. It is obvious that we are in constant-change, but we all have a minimally coherent basis of behaviors, attitudes, emotions, values, but this is no obligation to be unalterable. Keep watching! Good continuation!

    • Jorge Eloi said:

      We appreciate your interest and participation. The human being is a constantly changing, learning and development. Nothing is completely unchanged, but if we took this view to the extreme, as determined by studying the human aspect, that aspect could change during the study and at the end be completely different, making the study meaningless. Thus was created the concept of a personality traits relatively consistent over time. Thus it is possible to study more "rigor" humans, but also can not be taken to extremes. There are numerous theories and perspectives on personality, there are even authors who argue that it does not exist. Again, thank you for joining us! Keep us! Check back often!

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