How Jung Saw E/I, Part 1

Michael Pierce is a contributing guest writer for CelebrityTypes. In this article, Pierce reaches back to Jung to explain the Jungian conception of extroversion and introversion. As with other guest writers on the site (such as Jesse Gerroir) we do not necessarily agree with Pierce on every point, but the general tenor of Pierce’s exposition of the correct Jungian understanding of E and I is still far closer to our own conception of the matter than most other writers we know of.

By Michael Pierce

In Psychological Types, Jung explained that while the extrovert “submits to a given state of affairs because his experience argues nothing else to be possible,” the introvert “is convinced that, although it has repeated itself a thousand times in the same way, the thousand and first will be different.”[1] ...

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