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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Carl Jung on "Introversion."






In a large gathering he feels lonely and lost.

The more crowded it is, the greater becomes his resistance.

He is not in the least "with it" and has no love of enthusiastic get-togethers.

He is not a good mixer.

What he does, he does in his own way, barricading himself against influences from outside. . . .

Under normal conditions he is pessimistic and worried, because the world and human beings are not in the least good but crush him. . . .

His own world is a safe harbour, a carefully tended and walled-in garden, closed to the public and hidden from prying eyes.

His own company is the best. ~Carl Jung, CW 6, pars. 976f.