Jung's Archetypes and Model A
Gulenko has an article here (link goes to Google translation), in which he links the various blocks of Model A with Jungian archetypes, as follows:
Ego = Ego
Super-Ego = Persona
Super-Id = Animus/Anima
Id = Shadow
As he describes it (I cleaned up the Google translation somewhat):
The full article has further musings on the nature of consciousness and unconsciousness in Model A.
Originally Posted by Gulenko
Well if you think about it, we are apt to project images of evil onto our contraries, hence the "backstabber" relational tendency between us and them.
When I accepted my own shadow, I became much more open to gamma perspectives, and became capable of actually creating and carrying out plans which involved others -- with their consent. When I was younger... didn't dare to do it. Kept asking the wrong people and met with failure and rejection. Now I just ask social progressives and wouldn't you know it, they usually have the same things in mind. (either that, or they see no reason to disagree).
Accepting my gamma side made me much more extroverted than before. It also allowed me to believe in myself and to know myself.
If I were to see my persona as a type, I wouldn't know it. I think Gulenko is on to something, but I see the shadow as a more a political construct than a Model A entity. Rather, the political construct is projected onto the conflictor quadra as the sign of failure to resist temptation. There is good reason for this: antisocial personality disordered people focus on their id functions more than their ego functions. The ego serves the id, not the other way around. Imagine if you would a very ambitious INTJ who was always scheming to get more and more power, taking advantage of all the opportunities that you yourself avoided out of prudence. Would that not seem to you an image of livid evil?
I think Boukalov wrote something or other about these as well. Don't have the articles, though.
Last edited by tcaudilllg; 09-29-2010 at 11:52 AM.