Founder of Analytical Psychology
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), son of a Protestant clergyman, was a Swiss psychiatrist. At a very early age, Jung began a quest to understand human behavior, beginning with his parents and teachers. Sigmund Freud was a great influence in his life. Initially their interests were similar but Jung took a different route and founded analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior. Jung’s psychological types and other theories later inspired others (including Isabel Briggs Myers & Katharine Cook Briggs) who have continued along the path he created.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding
of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
The Personality Max Test is based on the work of Carl Jung. More than 40 books by Carl Jung have been published. You can find more information about Carl Jung and his theories on these sites.
- Carl Jung at Wikipedia – find many links at the bottom of this page
- Carl Jung’s Biography & Theories
Learn more about Personality Types or read another biography by clicking below.
- Isabel Briggs Myers & Katharine Cook Briggs – Personality type researchers.
- David Keirsey – Fine-tuner of the four temperaments.
- Howard Gardner – Developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences.
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