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Carl Jung's concept of personality type

1.What does Jung mean by "personality type"?

2. How is this concept different from the personality type concept that comes from Freudian theory? Use specific examples.

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1. Jung's theory of psychological type ("personality type") explains that each person is wired with different tendencies and preferences. For example some people may be extroverted while others are introverted , some may be "thinkers" while others are "feelers". These tendencies and preferences derive from the collective unconsciousness which influences personality.

2. Freuds' theory of personality states that our actions are largely ruled by the unconscious. He also stated personality consists of 3 components: the id ...

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The following solution explains what theorist Carl Jung meant by "personality type." Also it contrasts this concept from Freud's theory of "personality concept."

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