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Understanding Self and Others Through Carl Jung’s Theory of Psychological Types, Presented by Stephen Weed
November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ESTFree
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Carl Jung’s theory of Psychological Type posits that each of us has a preferred primary or principal mental function that focuses and filters our understanding of the world. In this workshop, we will examine the 6 basic components that comprise this dominant mental function and give structure to each of his 8 psychological types.
Jung’s first distinction is between the two Attitude-Types of the Extraverted Type and the Introverted Type as a function of whether one’s energy is drawn to engage with objects in the outer world (Extraverted), or whether one’s energy tends to withdraw or disengage from objects in the objective world and focus on the inward, subjective impression within ourselves (Introverted).
Once we’ve established our preferred Attitude-Types, we will examine Jung’s descriptions of the four Function-Types – Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, and Intuition – and discuss how we may resonate with and employ each in everyday situations. Then we will look at how each of these Function-Types combines with each of the Attitude-Types to create 8 distinctive conscious orientations that characterize separate psychological types when differentiated into a dominant or principal function.
Lastly, in conversation as a group, we will share experiences and insights and develop some takeaway points for each of Jung’s 8 dominant functions.
Stephen T. Weed MS is a member of the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio and has presented on Jung’s Theory of Psychological Types at several Second Saturday gatherings since 2013. Stephen is a certified MBTI Master Practitioner and has worked with clients and students employing the 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types in individual and small-group settings since 1996.
As a founding member of the teaching team at Relational Care Associates, LLC, Stephen created and facilitated personality type workshops consisting of 18 weeks of introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses, including topics such as: Jungian Functions and Personality Type; Beebe’s Jungian Archetypes and Psychological Type; Emotional Intelligence; and David Keirsey’s Temperament Theory.
Stephen has worked or volunteered with a number of local non-profit organizations over the past 20 years, including the Friends of WOSU Public Media, Short North SID, St. Joseph Montessori School, CCAD, and the Susan Scherer Charitable Foundation. He is currently a board member with JACO and with North Central Mental Health Services.