PSYB30H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious, Psychological Types

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Lonely childhood and fainting spells (maybe had childhood psychosis [break from reality]) Carl jung believed the structure of personality was a network of interacting systems. He referred to the total personality and all psychological processes as the psyche. He uses this term to emphasize that the psyche embraces both conscious and unconscious processes. Jung believed the libido was an appetite or psychic energy that arises not only from sexuality but from other hungers as well. He criticized freud for his over emphasis on sexuality in his work. The libido is a psychic energy that seeks balance and moves a person towards self realization. Jung saw the ego as the executor of personality. The ego is the conscious mind and selects thoughts, feelings, and memories that may enter consciousness. The personal unconscious is the thoughts, feelings, and memories that have been put aside and may be easily retrieved.