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anima

 [an´ĭ-mah] (L.)
1. the soul.
2. in jungian psychology, the soul or inner being of a person, as opposed to the persona, the social facade presented to the world. Because the inner and outer facades are often opposing, Jung also used the term to refer to the feminine aspect of a man's soul. See also animus.

an·i·ma

(an'i-mă),
1. In jungian psychology, the feminine archetype from the collective unconscious that manifests itself in men in dreams or in the imagination as a mediation between the unconscious and the ego, thus providing an unconscious template for relating to women.
2. The animating female life force inspiring relatedness, sense of worth, and emotional response.
3. The personification of the soul or self-image, experienced as not-I.
[L. breath, soul]

anima

(ăn′ə-mə)
n.
In Jungian psychology:
a. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality.
b. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male. It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics.

anima

In Jungian psychology, anima refers to a person's inner being as opposed to the character or persona presented to the world. Further, the anima may be the more feminine "soul" or inner self of a man, and the animus the more masculine soul of a woman.

an·i·ma

(an'i-mă)
1. The soul or spirit.
See: animus (4)
2. In jungian psychology, the inner self, in contrast to persona; a female archetype in a man.
Compare: animus (5)
[L. breath, soul]
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