Jung’s 8 mental processes as archetypes within each personality type

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Jung’s 8 mental processes as archetypes within each personality type

A presentation by Dr Anne Russell

Thursday, June 2, 2011 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

In his book, Psychological Types, Jung identified eight function-attitudes. According to Psychological theory each of these eight psychic functions is present within every individual. An apparent sequence of functions produces a classification which is identified with a four letter code – e.g. ESFJ. The position of a function in the conscious / unconscious will influence how it operates. For example, behaviours related to the Hero / Heroine / Leading or #1 function will generally be effortless, while behaviours related to the Demon / Devilish or #8 function can be very disruptive and often completely out of character with normal behaviour of a person.

The evening will start with an introduction to the eight cognitive processes as they are used in psychological type models. Bring pen and paper so you can be involved in an activity to help distinguish between these eight functions. Anne will then use John Beebe and Linda Berens models of the archetypical positioning of these functions to help explain how and why we behave in acceptable and unacceptable ways.

In understanding psychological type we are always aware that every individual is an exception to the rule. … Classification does not explain the individual psyche. Nevertheless, an understanding of psychological types opens the way to a better understanding of human psychology in general. (Jung, PT, para 895)

Dr Anne Russell is Director of Synergies of Difference an independent training and consulting company with a focus on exploring synergies to enhance interpersonal and group dynamics (www.russellsynergies.com.au).

Since 1999 Anne has taught international accreditation programs for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Management Team Roles Indicator (MTR-i™) and Interstrength® Method™ certification programs in Australia. She has a passion for researching personality differences and delights in helping people understand the richness of Personality Type concepts. Anne is the immediate past President of Australian Association for Psychological Type (Queensland Region).