Carl Gustav Jung


Comes from Carl Gustav Jung, the great Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist (1875-1961). Disciple of S Freud, he took distance because of essential theoretical differences:

  • Psychic energy is more than just sexual energy
  • Existence and role of the Collective Unconscious
  • The Unconscious is not hostile, to be fought against; it can be beneficial, if one establishes a dialog with it.

Many psychological terms that Jung invented now belong to common language (complex, archetype, extraversion, introversion, etc.).