The Versatility of Jungian Psychology


Carl Jung is, of course, famous for being one of the founders of the field of analytical psychology. His psychological theories revolutionized the study of psychology and brought many new insights into human thinking and behavior. He focused on the individual rather than the group, which allowed him to create theories of individual behavior as well as greater group theories of social psychology.

Critical thinking was a massive part of Jung’s method of psychological analysis. He took the empirical knowledge he had about humans, their characters and the inner workings of their brains and combined this with his observations of what people did in specific situations. He asked questions and pursued the answers to what he considered the conclusion.

Using Jungian philosophy

Jungian psychology turned out to be more versatile than anyone ever thought it could be. Jung’s work influenced thinkers in the past and present working in areas including physics, comparative religion, eco-psychology, and philosophy. His work has been utilized in creating new counseling and therapeutic techniques as well as being the basis of other psychological studies throughout the years.

Part of what make Jung’s theories and ideas so versatile is that they are based on the individual, but can be expanded to explain greater concepts. Jung’s ideas about the typology of human behavior can be used in a variety of other research areas. Jung’s work boils down to relationships; relationships between people and themselves, relationships between people and other people, relationships between people and situations, and more.

Of course, Jung wasn’t the first thinker to have a significant impact on global thinking and academics. Carl Jung was influenced by the works of Immanuel Kant, Frederick Nietzsche, and Arthur Schopenhauer among others. These thinkers themselves were pioneers in their areas and impacted psychology and philosophy in their own right.

The influence of Jung

Jung’s influence passes across countless fields of study and has doubtlessly influenced academics around the globe. His work defined how we think about human behavior and the individual characteristics that make us who we are. These concepts can be used in light of other areas of life and academic study to determine our relationship with ourselves, the environment, and the organizations we live and work with every day. From politics to therapy, ecology to religious philosophy, Jung’s theories continue to influence many areas of study.

Jung opened up an entirely new world with his discoveries, and discoveries into the psychology of personality and the self are still being made today. Insights Discovery is based squarely on Jung’s theories, and as such is an invaluable tool in helping people understand themselves and others. Schedule me, Scott Schwefel, as your keynote speaker, and I will come to your group and address the differences in personalities in a truthful, fun, and easy-to-understand way. Follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to share my blogs with the color energies you work with!