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Shayna Russell 18710646 Psychology 2 Arter Homework #2 Biological and Psychosocial Correlates of Adult Gender-Variant Identities The social construct of gender, and in turn the social construct of transgender, is based of the archetype of the “male” and “female”. The “normal” male is strong, independent, and self-reliant; the “normal” female is soft, nurturing, and dependent. Personalities, classifications, and all the accoutrements to go with that are not independent of society; in fact, a personality is essentially based off of what society classifies and how well one fits into that category. Following an archetype is a full body cast for the soul; without any flexibility, if you do not fit in, how do you model yourself? However, understanding an archetype is understanding the skeleton of society. To understand a person, one must expand upon the skeleton by looking at one’s animus/anima. Carl Jung defines anima as the feminine inner personality of the unconscious male; the anima is the masculine
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