JUNGIAN PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVE

Carl Jung came to view libido as generalized psychic energy, not necessarily sexual. From the Jungian psychoanalytic perspective, people instinctually push toward individuation and wholeness as they develop psychologically. To become one's true self, then, is an endeavor (with varying degrees of success) common to us all. Jungian interpretations focus on learning where you're at now and where you're truer self will lead, rather than on antecedent causes. Looking to dreams, fantasies, the timely connections between inner and outer realities, and other windows to the unconscious increases awareness and personal growth.