final_person - The invariant organizing principle or life...

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The invariant organizing principle or life theme that appears in the music of Bach Bach is split between to things: The love of earthy life The desire to be linked with the losses in heaven The role of the experience of loss in Bach’s life and music In the after math of loss Bach embraced god Introversion and extraversion in Jung’s theory and in his life introversion is an attitude type characterized by orientation in life through subjective psychic contents. Extroversion is an attitude type characterized by concentration of interest on the external ob- ject. The theory of attitudes types was intended to be a standpoint supraordinate to the views of Freud and Adler in which the contri- butions of each could come together in unison. Even though this portion of Freud’s work represents a step in the direction of illumin- ating the subjective influences on personality theory and greater personality it remains oversimplified in at least two respects. One the role of personal peculiarity as Jung calls it in the construction of a theory of personality is far more extensive and intricately structured than the very general influences envisaged by the con- cepts of introversion and extroversion. Second there were a num- ber of other psychological differences Freud and Adler by which their disagreements could have been equally plausibly explained. One wonders why Jung chose to focus specifically on the introver- sion/extroversion dynamic to account for this conflict. A partial an- swer to this question can be found by looking into his own person- al peculiarity that is his personality and unique mode of experien- cing himself in the world. Jung’s view of the controversy seems to be colored by the conflict between the 2 opposing sides of himself. #2 like the Alderian subject sought its own security and supremacy independently of others. #1 was corresponding to the Freudian view was strongly involved with the outer world. Moreover Jung’s desire to create a supraordinate framework in which the introver- ted thinking of Alder and the extraverted thinking of Freud come together in unison represents only a particular instance of the striv-
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ing for transcendent wholeness that dominated his entire life. In- deed his theory of individualization process posits a state of psych- ic wholeness as the goal of all human development. Self-state dreams and their purpose or function – Jung’s dream of the two skulls - According to Kohut serve to make tangible, visible, and name- able, obscure frightening processes of change and disintegration in one’s sense of self. 1. dream of the incineration and the two eyeballs, 2. the dream of the fragments, and infant girl. Self state dreams generate no rich associations, there is no censorship. Jun- g’s dream of the two skulls in the underground cave A death wish fulfilled? Or a self state dream reflecting Jung’s beginning (re)dis- covery of the buried duality of his own nature, within #1 and #2 • Self State Dreams depict the felt state of the self usually in frag-
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 338 taught by Professor Atwood during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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