Karen Aldrich MaidsS514 Year Two Module Three Tutor Name Jacqueline Smith Words 2554 Describe and evaluate Carl Jungs theory concerning personality types and show how they might usefully help a therapist to determine therapeutic goals. Introduction For this essay we were asked to describe and evaluate Carl Jungs theory concerning personality types and how these theories might help a therapist to determine therapeutic goals. I first want to try and understand a little about this man. He was born Carl Gustav Jung on 26th July 1875 in Switzerland. He was the only Son of a church evangelical minister. According to my research Jung was a strange gloomy child who played his own imaginary games, alone, for the first nine years of his life. Eight of Jungs Uncles were in the clergy as was his maternal grandfather, who held weekly conversations with his deceased wife, while his second wife and Carls mother sat and listened to it all His strange family clearly had a lot to do with Jungs troubled young life and his psychotic break down in his mid life, and his obsession with trying to make sense of it all. Carl was a rather solitary adolescent who didnt care much for school and especially could not take competition. He went to boarding school in Basel, Switzerland, where he found himself the object of a lot of jealous harassment. He began to use sickness as an excuse, developing an embarrassing tendency to faint under pressure. Although his first career choice was archaeology, he went on to study medicine in the University of Basel. While, working under the famous neurologist Krafft-Ebing, he settled on psychiatry as his career. It is incredible from such a disturbed beginning such a brilliant mind could emerge. Jung was considered to be one of the greatest thinkers ever to have theorised about life and how people relate to it. Here is an extract from one of Carl Jungs publications called New Paths in Psychology Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will...
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