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Mar 222011

Presenter: John Romig Johnson, PhD

Jung’s typological system focuses on how we go about gathering information about the world, how we reach conclusions about what we observe, and what our sources of energy are for such a process.
The origin of Jung’s typology lies in the dispute between Freud and Adler. The theories of both men while incompatible had much to be said for each of them. Jung concluded that each one based his conclusions of typological differences and basic subjective assumptions about the human psyche. We will examine individual differences and the problems they pose. We must be careful not to use typology in ways which force individuality and uniqueness into distorting, wooden abstractions failing to discern what is essential to the personality as an individual.
Jung’s typology gives valuable growth-enhancing information about who we are and how we may develop. We all have an instinct that pushes us to grow to become the best possible version of ourselves. We move in this direction when we discover our potentials and gifts. This discussion is intended to help you understand and appreciate yourself the way you are and help you identify your personality strengths and how they operate. We will explore the critical differences between you and others by expanding our knowledge of ourselves and appreciating others who are different. JRJ

John Romig Johnson is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist, teacher, and supervisor. He has been in the private practice of Jungian psychoanalysis since July of 1977 and is a senior member of the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute in New York and a supervising psychologist for the training program.

Please join us at Gage Hall, next to the Unitarian Church at 4 Archdale Street, Charleston. Doors open at 4:30 PM and the lecture will start at 5 pm. There will be light refreshments. $10 CJS members, $20 non-members, $15 students. Further information is available on our website: or call (843) 819 1585.

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