The Anima and Animus
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What's happening in the perennial "war between the sexes"? While women and men daily love, live and work together in apparent peaceful co-existence, subterranean resentment, anger and rage rumble just below the surface, erupting intermittently into sexual tension, verbal sparring, and, sometimes, outright violence.
In my first post of this series, I employed the controversial concepts of "masculine" and "feminine." There is continuing debate as to the causes for the perennial war between the sexes. But one (of several I'm presenting) especially useful approach to understanding this traditional antagonism addresses the inherent, psychobiological differences between women and men, and the
In my first post of this series , I mentioned being a pervasive source of anger and hostility between the sexes.
Dream interpretation Part 2 Theories An archetype is an unlearned tendency to experience things in a certain way.
Anima/Animus If the encounter with the shadow is the ' apprentice-piece ' in the individual’s development, then that with the Anima is the ' master-piece ' The a rchetypal soul-image is always contrasexual , and a s we experience our Shadow through someone else, we also experience our basic contrasexual components through another. We choose or become attached to someone who represents the qualities of our own psyche .