Jung's Perspective: Sigmund Freud And Carl Jung

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Individually, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung had extraordinarily thought-provoking perspectives on the substance of the unconscious. Freud approached the subject of the unconscious by supposing awareness existed in stratums and there existed considerations occurring beneath the surface. He possessed a pessimistic obsession with the mechanisms of the unconscious, and surmised that it was motivated by instinct and stayed in unremitting turmoil. He believed in a rational, measurable approach that was mechanistic and scientific in its nature. Similarly, Jung’s approach also believed there existed components of the unconscious but unlike Freud he remained optimistic, open-minded, and willing to embrace a spiritual, unmeasurable, integrative aspect …show more content…
Relative to his religious training, he conceptualized a two part unconscious consisting of the collective unconscious and personal unconscious. The collective unconscious which transcends individual cultures and affects the human psyche with opposing drives that causes a self-regulation of balance to occur; these opposing drives are “made up of motives, urges fears, and potentialities” (Suppl. 3A, p. 9) also known as archetypes. The collective unconscious is considerably grander than the personal unconscious, and this concept was in direct opposition to Freud’s base fundamental drives of the unconscious. Jung believed that there was an instinctive or inborn transcendental function in which he called individuation that was a fluid multi-dimensional scheme of thought that represented nature itself. He did not believe in psychopathology per se, but he did believe even though an individual that subsisted justly intended could inadvertently transpire into a critical divergence without comprehending their life journey due to the oppositions in the psyche. In other words, they are lost till they question and develop awareness to reach individuation; a progression which usually happens in the second half of their

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