Jung’s Indispensable Compass reunites Jung’s psychology of consciousness (psychological types) with his depth psychology (analytical psychology). Jung’s type model is useful for understanding dynamic oppositions between conscious and unconscious type dispositions.
Some derivations of Jung’s work have created 16 “personality types,” but the dynamics of Jung’s original “compass” of psychological types cannot be set in fixed categories. His model is too rich, fluid, and complex.
Understanding the dynamics of Jung’s compass provides invaluable insights for the personal voyage of individuation—Jung’s term for growth toward unique personality.
“I would not for anything dispense with this compass on my psychological voyages of discovery.”—C. G. Jung
The introverted and extraverted type dispositions provide a vital “tension of opposites” that induce personal growth toward the “wholeness” of individuation.
Type and archetype are joined in this book as essential elements of Jung’s analytical psychology and psychological types. The aim of Jung’s psychological type model is the same as his depth psychology—the individuation of unique personality.