MBTI Type: INTP
Unlike Freud, Jung believes in the unseen, the unconscious mind, the ego, the super-ego, and many other complex things, including ghosts, mediums, the supernatural, and believing he can see ‘beyond’ and anticipate what comes next. He’s irritated by Freud being so ‘literal’ and ‘limiting himself to one hyper-sexualized interpretation of psychoanalysis.’ He is logical and detached, often oblivious to how he is affecting other people and to their needs (talking excitedly to Freud for sixteen hours straight, taking more than his share of potatoes at dinner, and having to be told to go to bed since it’s late, not to mention not thinking about the consequences of his affair upon his marriage or how his wife might feel if she learned the truth). Jung is analytical and determined to create his own theories and systems, but also likes to expand and broaden his thinking into undiscovered areas. Jung is quite insightful into his patients, easily figuring out what is driving Sabina and her particular psychosis (he asks her if being beaten by her father was sexually arousing for her, already knowing the answer). He also likes to gather a tremendous amount of research in order to support his theories, taking detailed notes and drawing upon patient records. INTPs like to ensure that their thinking is pure and solid before they share it with the world, and do trust and build on the knowledge that has gone before them. Jung calls Sabina too free with her feelings, while being unable to avoid getting emotionally attached to her himself, and he winds up compromising his honor as a doctor by having sex with her, while she’s still his patient. He only gives her up when Freud tells him that a rumor is circulating around Vienna about him sleeping with one of his patients; then he gets anxious about the potential career consequences and gets rid of her, only later to find another ex-patient to become his long-term mistress. He can be warm and consoling with his wife, but also distant and preoccupied when he’s talking about something that matters to him. Jung shows conventional, clinical Fe in that when arguing against the immorality of a fellow psychologist, he says that suppressing one’s sexual urges would be for ‘the greater good of society.’ Implying that whatever we do as individuals has an effect on the morals and quality of life of others—Fe thinking in a nutshell.
Enneagram: 9w1 sx/sp
Jung soaks up other people’s thoughts and opinions easily; he tells Sabina that he must be careful talking to Freud, or he might “adopt all of his ideas and abandon my own.” In treating one sex-crazed patient and listening to his immoral reasoning, Jung starts to believe the same things—“I thought I was supposed to be your doctor,” he complains. Prior to helping that patient (who eventually runs away), Jung had firm moral views on what was appropriate – not getting involved with a patient, not sleeping with them, maintaining appropriate levels of boundaries, etc., but afterward he went on to sleep with Sabina, then after breaking up with her, replaced her with another of his patients. This shows the fluidity of being a 9 without firm moral opinions—he got sucked into people, reflected and mirrored them, and then abandoned his own principles, even though his 1 wing routinely beats him up for making mistakes and for “abusing” his position as her doctor. (He tells her they should stop, what they are doing is wrong, but has trouble sticking to it.)
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