One of the most important of Jung's longer works, and probably the most famous of his books, Psychological Types appeared in German in 1921 after a "fallow period" of eight years during which Jung had published little. He called it "the fruit of nearly twenty years' work in the domain of practical psychology," and in his autobiography he wrote: "This work sprang originally...more
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The erudition of Jung in making his argument is breathtaking, and demanding of multiple reads before the breadth and depth of his argument can be fully appreciated. This book influenced the history of my reading life more than any other. It inspired me to research many of the people and ideas he wrote about here. With Types I came to the realization that the real history of man is the history of the evolutio ...more
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On why an irrational intuitive's creative efforts can have tro ...more
This is the densest book I've read till date. And it brings out the genius of the man who was Jung, while it expands your mind...if you're oriented towards really understanding human psyche.
I'd been fascinated by Myers Briggs Personality Spectrum, but could see that there were many rough edges and generalisations there, things that come with simplifying something nuanced and complex. And so, I'd been planning to go right to the source. To Jung. The man ...more
I was mostly interested in the qualities and traits of each of the specific functions, and found it annoying that I had to read till the very end for a description of the types. I was disinterested in the type problem in poetry, the type probl ...more
It is too chaotic for me.
I thought that Jung was a psychologist with a lot of practical experience who would write from his deep observations, but instead this seems more like the wild conjectures of someone who read a lot and sees connections everywhere.
Probably that is a sign of great genius, but he makes such leaps, and refers to many things I've never heard of!
I can no longer follow the lines of reasoning, and don't really enjoy this book any more. Especially n ...more
according to Gustav Jung Carl's psychological types:
introvert thinking(similar with deduction or deconstruction) is to deduce/extract from existing principles to some individual resultâ€¦ and lawyers, manufacturing managers and quality managers are introvert thinking work.. for a manufacturing manager conducts his work in accordance with the existing manufacturing standard ...more
I found the parts about the introvert and extrovert to be pretty fascinating. Even though I am not set in stone with believing any one thing about the human psychology of the male/female because the mind is malleable and adaptability to change itself, a lot of this research is pretty near accurate about the introverted and extroverted type.
What a breakthrough in discovering these things. It's such a breakthroug ...more
Although after a century, this book is not the most optimized way of learning typology (and might not even add much to what you already know), the fact that it was the masterwork that started everything and being able to familiarize yourself to Jung's state of mind gives it the value to be read.