Extensions and Implications

  • D. J. Wilde


This final chapter first summarizes the many extensions of Jung’s personality theory developed in the book: attitude decoupling, dimensionality reduction, graphical treatment, combination of attitude with function, Platonic quantification, subsidiary modes, unpacking, ambiversion and doubleversion, plus the rehabilitation and extension of categorical archetype theory. Then it develops their implications for other personality theories, namely the SLIP, MBTI Step II, and Five Factor Analysis instruments. Finally it discusses the disadvantages of forced choice questions with their differential approach to determining personality characteristics. There is a clear need for an integral approach recognizing that people can and do transcend the apparent oppositions built into Jung’s personality theory. Indeed, how far can any questionnaire determine presence or absence of the various cognitive modes to the satisfaction of counselors, teams, and individual clients? Many questions are answered, but still more are raised for future research.


Cognitive Mode Mode Pair Personality Theory Type Dynamics Creative Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ME Design GroupStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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