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    Default Have you read Psycological Types?

    ... and if so, what stands out in your observations of it?

    I myself have only read chapter 10, in which the types are explained. I thinks Jung's writings are very complex: although I increasingly understand the types, some of them, especially introverted types, are still not very intelligible to me, very cryptic, almost mathematical. One exception though: the two paragraphs on Ne have always been clear-cut to me. Now I wonder, does this say something about me, or does this perhaps say a lot about Jung himself, in the sense that he himself understood Ne very well and was able to explain it in more straightforward language?
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    I have read chapter 10, and also some other chapters. The germa text is far easier to understand in comparison to the english translation (if you know german, of course).
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    I've read all of it in Swedish, and chapter 10 in English. If you only read chapter 10 you miss some important chapters. I also strongly recommend people reading Jung's five Tavistock Lectures (especially the first one), which shed more light on his thoughts on the functions and the types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I have read chapter 10, and also some other chapters. The germa text is far easier to understand in comparison to the english translation (if you know german, of course).
    I know German, but I have a Dutch copy. Perhaps I should get an English or German copy, typically I have less difficulty understanding theoretical works in English, simply because I have read more theoretical works in English than Dutch.
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    I tried to read Chapter 10.

    It was a massive failure. I didn't get much out of it.
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    For what it's worth, I've read all chapters, although skipt some parts. His book is filled with a lot of rumbling about myths etc. While missing the point, psychological types. It was hard to read for me. I bet augusta wouldn't have written all that bullshit. But Jung was into that kind of shit, so he probably saw some important connection with it from his psychological/pioneer viewpoint.

    A funny part in the book was that he also discovered that people have developed a second function, he gave some nice examples from a couple, but he didn't spend more then 1 sentence to this important fact...

    For a first book about psychological types and some nice insights in the thinking of Jung I'm content having read it.

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    I read about the first 150 pages of it, then most all of chapter 10. Perhaps I'm a bit of a masochist, but I actually enjoy the way he writes. "The Integration of the Personality" has some interesting bits (as well as some very tangential issues) and, judging from the chapter headings, so might "Modern Man in Search of a Soul". Sadly though I don't have much time for recreational reading at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    I read about the first 150 pages of it, then most all of chapter 10. Perhaps I'm a bit of a masochist, but I actually enjoy the way he writes. "The Integration of the Personality" has some interesting bits (as well as some very tangential issues) and, judging from the chapter headings, so might "Modern Man in Search of a Soul". Sadly though I don't have much time for recreational reading at the moment.
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