In his most famous and influential work first published in 1921, Carl Jung introduces the terms “introvert” and “extravert.” He developed his typologies to examine cognitive differences in depth – types that have since generated endless debate and psychological assessment tools. His deep, difficult text – written in the early 20th-century vernacular – demands careful reading and reflection to properly understand his intentions. Jung implores you not to label or classify people summarily, but instead utilize his types to build self-awareness and understanding of others.
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Dr. Carl Jung (1875–1961) was a renowned Swiss psychoanalyst and founder of analytical psychology.
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The Quiet Power of Introverts
No discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is complete without addressing one of the most defining personality differences: introversion and extroversion. Between a third and half the population are introverts. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung first introduced the term in his influential work, Personality Types, in 1921. Today, psychologists largely consider introversion and extroversion among the […]