4 Little-Known Facts about Jung and Types

By Sigurd Arild and Ryan Smith

A lot of myths about Jung and Psychological Types are flying around in the type community, both offline and online. Most prominently, Jung is often held out by people with a superficial knowledge of typology as having written Psychological Types on the basis of his clinical experience with patients and with little outside help. This narrative corroborates the image of Jung as a wise guru and prophet who found these concepts within himself, and indeed Jung himself appears to have labored to confirm this myth in certain interviews and encounters. In this article we propose to debunk some of the claims that often serve as the building blocks of this myth.

1: Jung did not discover the Intuitive Function. That was Maria Moltzer. ...

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