Essay on The Personality Types Of Carl Jung

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Many societies have been trained to listen and relate to the loudest voice, and respond to dominant behavior demonstrated by an individual; often named a leader. Humans possess the innate ability to respond to the output stimulus of their environment, specifically other people; therefore, the greater the stimulus, the greater reaction. Humans tend to associate dominant behaviors with authority figures or leaders. This model of organized human behavior often leaves the quiet individuals in a crowd unheard; their thoughts and solutions are rarely heard or mentioned. Their ideas are perceived as beta by comparison to the labeled leaders, and are therefore held with little regard or credibility.
In efforts to organize and identify human personality types, Carl Jung was one of the first psychologists to bring attention to, and define the differences between introverts and extroverts. In the simplest terms, an extrovert can be thought of as one who thrives in an environment that focuses on external stimulus; they’re often talkative, assertive, and out-going. Whereas, introverts rely on internal mental stimulus, they prefer to internalize and observe the external world, and are often more quiet (Thorne 2:870-71). For many centuries, the preference of extroversion in human behavior in Western society has greatly limited the potential of introverts; especially in education, where individuals typically expect to learn in order to pursue a career goal or obtain a better understanding…

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