In ‘The Question of Psychological Types‘, Jung’s collaborator Hans Schmid-Guisan offers a basic schema of how the therapist should adapt himself to the patient. Schmid-Guisan provides the basic stances, to which we add our further thoughts.
|Patient is:||Therapist should act:|
|Extroverted, not adapted to outside reality||Introverted, to overbid the patient’s turning away from outside reality, forcing the patient to confront the outer world|
|Extroverted, has not developed introspection||Extroverted, to crowd out the patient’s preference for the outer world, to force the patient to reflect inwardly|
|Introverted, not adapted to outside reality||Extroverted, to show the patient “how it’s done;” that outside reality is not so dangerous; therapist is a role model|
|Introverted, is envious of extroverts||Introverted, to harness the patient’s idolizing transference towards the therapist, in order to project to the patient that an introverted stance is desirable|
Developed from Hans Schmid-Guisan’s thoughts as published in The Question of Psychological Types. Princeton University Press 2013.