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Carl Jung’s personal self-development experiences May 5, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development, Concept of personal growth.
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The psychiatrist Carl Jung’s exploration of the psychology of the self-actualization or individuation process was a journey of self-discovery as much as it was a scholarly contribution to a better understanding of human behaviour.

As part of his study of the psychology involved in the human condition, Jung analyzed his own dreams and carefully evaluated his personal emotions and attitudes. His view was that understanding his own psychological make-up could better help him understand human behaviour on a more universal level.

This personal aspect of Carl Jung’s approach to his work in analytic psychology is explored in two books that I reviewed in an earlier article on this website; namely, the autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections and Gerhard Wehr’s An Illustrated Biography of C.G. Jung.

Both of these books reveal the personal side of Jung and explore the ways in which his personal experiences influenced the development of his psychological theories.

I have recently added some detailed updates to the original article that emphasize more specifically  the influence of Jung’s personal experiences on his work.

Following is the URL link for the article: