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archetypes

A term used by the Swiss psychiatrist and mystical thinker Carl Jung (1875–1961) to characterize some of the features of the ‘collective unconscious’ he believed common to all humankind. Archetypes were, he believed, inherent tendencies to experience and symbolize the many different and important human situations in particular ways. Jung pointed out that all the great mythological and religious systems display these archetypes in common.
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Everyone is born with multiple archetypes - distinctive patterns of behavior that define who you really are and where your true power lies.
com is a social site that allows a user to identify their archetypes by taking a short quiz.
Like the Oneness, Void and Nostalgia Archetype, we derive these archetypes from Hillman's deconstructive notion that any image, insofar as it advances a point of view about human affairs, is archetypal.
For Frye, it is this ability to see the archetypes with the spiritual body that promotes the artist as "a revealer of reality," as his vision of the archetype is "unclouded" (61).
Diligent reflection will help us continue to renew our standards of excellence through recognizing our tendencies to create archetypes.
The mother archetype has been associated with solicitude, wisdom, sympathy, spiritual exaltation, helpful instincts, the negative or evil side of the mother archetype is associated with secrets.
Archetypes are clinical knowledge objects, designed to model standard ways of storing chunks of health information.
For Jung, archetypes are fundamentally unknowable in themselves, but partially knowable through mediated forms.
Essentially it postulates 12 archetypes, or types of personality, and has developed assessment (including self-assessment) tools that help people to understand which archetypes most represent the way they think, feel and behave now and then encourages them to look at how adopting other archetypes sometimes, or all the time, may help them make big strides in their lives.
Touching on African archetypes, the scheme is based on the notion of creating space for people to gather 'under the tree', of providing shade both in buildings and in the spaces in-between.
Taffinder, now a partner with Marakon Associates, says he added more case studies and "updated war stories on leaders" to this edition--as well as a final chapter on seven different types of leaders (Transformational Leader, Enforcer, Deal-Maker, Administrator, Visionary, Serial Entrepreneur and Spin Doctor) that echoes other leadership books that construct archetypes tied to actual individuals.
Four archetypes form "the natural psychological basis of masculinity" but, because of original sin, and disordered conditioning in the home, both passive and active distortions of these archetypes are in evidence.