I have been wondering if certain types have a psycological predisposition toward their parental figures. I do not necessarily mean to draw out the oedipus and electra complex but I've been wondering do certain types bond closer and further toward their maternal and paternal figures.
Carl Jung had said in an interview later in life to have feared his mother as a child. I believe his type is INTJ.
Perhaps related, perhaps not, he mentions in his psychological types that the introverted thinking type is mistrustful of women.
Personally, I am close with my father to such an extent that we are as friends. However, though I am close with my mother, I have mommy issues and needless to say I have women trouble. The erotic styles could be relevant: my father is caring and my mother is victim.
In recent years I better aquinted myself with my aunt who is caring. Sounds bizarre but I felt like she was the mother I never had, i.e. protective, caring, kind, nurturing, sympathetic, encouraging. My mother is mean but provides financial support. In the same manner I'm beginning to question her history of ethical behaviour.
An INFJ friend of mine is incredibly close with his mother, she is caring and he is infantile. His father does not live with them as such he has constrained relations toward his male counterparts. He seems more at ease around women.
I'm not sure if there is a pattern but I'm curious as to figure out if certain types have a predisposition or presentiment toward their parental figures. Does it depend upon the erotic attitudes (not well thought out name in this context!) or does it depend upon the psychological type or another reason?
if you have healthy and dare I say normal relationship with your parents that can be as relevant as unhealthy and abnormal. what is your type and there type?
caution: not smart to post family secrets or anything illegal or otherwise - I'm not a psychologist. simply what is the state of your relationship with your parents?