Anger, selfishness, violent tendencies, the quest for uncontrollable power, and sexual desires are all undesirable traits which are frowned upon by society, and are concealed to avoid scrutiny. These traits can be referred to as one's shadow. The shadow is the repressed unconscious side of a personality (The Shadow Archetype). The shadow is considered to be a dark force because it consists of all the negative emotions and behaviors of an individual that they choose to hide in order to avoid society’s pressing judgment. In literature, the shadow can carry negative or evil qualities, as seen in many texts that revolve around a character’s struggle with some form of a shadow.
Have you ever wonder what kind of statements- such as “I can’t do that”, or “It is too difficult to do”, or “ If I do, I’ll probably just fail anyway”-when you want to do something appear in your mind exactly are? In some cases, they sound as if they are coming from a tyrannical and cruel person with a mission to destroy self-confidence. Unfortunately, all too often, they can lead to self-sabotage and can stop you achieving your goals and dreams. “Self Sabotage is any behavior, thought, emotion or action that holds you back from getting what you want consciously. It not only prevents you from reaching your goal, but also becomes a safety mechanism that protects you against disappointment.
Freud’s psychoanalysis theory was at the epicenter of some studies but these men in their individuality contributed their own theoretical concepts and developed their own schools of thought from Jung’s analytical psychology, Adler’s independent school of psychotherapy, James’s theory of emotion and Freud’s psychoanalytical theory. The study of the mind is ongoing as society evolves and adapts, whereby creating new mental processes to analyze and understand. Their contributions to the psychological school of thought continue to be embraced by many modern day psychologists. Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who developed the discipline of psychoanalysis, theories about the unconscious mind, repression and verbal psychotherapy a method of treating psychopathology through verbal dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst. The principles of psychoanalysis therapy are human behavior; experience and cognition are determined by innate and irrational drives that are mainly unconscious.
These are inexpressible, unanswerable questions regardless of one’s proximity to war. So, metaphor combines what one can logically deduce an experience to be and what one can more intuitively envision an experience to be. “love is not a concept that has a clearly delineated structure; whatever structure it has it gets only via metaphors” (110). Ultimately, I find that this is the real essence of the authors’ point. Mostly for those concepts that are hardest to define and understand—those emotional or abstract—but also for almost all universal ideas and experiences, we allow metaphor (the combination of our rational and imaginative thought about something) to direct our understanding.
He eventually came to have a library like this as his own. After intensive research, Carl Jung adapted the notion that alchemy was a metaphor for the psychological processes rather than being an actual alchemical experiment. Some of his developed ideas included the thought that the contents of the alchemists’ psyche became unconsciously projected on the materials. Jung was able to align alchemical symbols with his theories in psychology, creating further and in depth ideas. He also believed that the alchemical language, which was used during experiments or later to describe them, was an expression of the psychological processes.
Freud, as one of the pioneers of modern psychology, and the developer of one of the most comprehensive theories of personality, outlined new methods for understanding human behavior. His development of psychoanalysis blazed the trail for countless other psychologists and provided the building blocks for the development of a variety of theories. The evolution of modern psychology evolved from Freud’s deterministic theories and was further developed by his colleague Alfred Adler, who added a social component to the understanding of human behavior. Adler branched away from Freud’s fixation on sexual urges and used his own tragic experience to formulate the idea that humans are driven not by conflict, but instead by the fear of inadequacy. Adlerian therapy focused on using the relationship of the counselor to the patient and redeveloping one’s view of the past, existentialists built upon that foundation and incorporated philosophy to extend the theory of individualism further to encompass a broader theory of universal existence.
Often, archetypes penetrate into the human mind without actual awareness as in dreams, myths or symbols; thus via those dreams the archetype becomes conscious. Subsequently, these archetypes assume a latent role in one's personality, and they become visible through repeated, similar experiences and through interactions with others. Ideally, the collective unconscious with its archetypes play a major role in the development of an individual's persona, one's true identity masked by their social identity. Moreover, it controls the shadows of our emotions that compel us to do wrong. Additionally, it balances the anima and the animus, the opposing sex sides of one's gender, so that the opposite psyches of one's gender do not completely dominate an individual.
Darkness abounded in Senora Consuelo’s ... ... middle of paper ... ...things. This approach also gives you an insight into the character’s mind and possibly answers the question of why would they do something that no other sane person would do. In Aura, some of the symbolism found throughout the story suggested that Felipe was not thinking clearly. Surely anyone else would have just left after encountering that woman and her house. In the other story, the main character’s dark side was leading him to do things he or any other outsider might not have done otherwise.
The main purpose of this chapter is: to explain how each one of us has a Mindless Monster and some more than one. The role of our Mindless Monster is to keep us in a negative thought process, what prevents us from "being in the moment" and enjoying life to its fullest. Mindless Monsters transpire from negativity and stress; when we find ourselves struggling, these monsters prosper. While every individual’s Mindless Monster reflects different connotations, they tend to reflect two mindsets – perfectionism or self-neglect. In the perfectionism mindset, an individual’s Mindless Monster pushes them to their breaking point by flooding their minds with the concept that in order to obtain acceptance from others, and themselves, they must go beyond
Freud believed that tension continually exists between civilization and the individual. Civilization curbs the individual from pursuing his or her basic instincts as an animal would pursue. There is an irony here in that humans, in trying to pursue happiness, in building or creating a civilization or society, are actually making themselves unhappy with all the rules and regulations enforced or imposed on them. We are not aware of our repressed feelings unless undergoing psychoanalysis according to Freud. Based on Freud’s belief, society needs to take some responsibility for someone like Manson’s failure to conform.