The College Experience: What’s Personality Got To Do With It?

The College Experience: What’s Personality Got To Do With It?

Try and find someone whose personality tilts entirely introverted or extroverted and Carl Jung – the Swiss psychiatrist and Go-Daddy of Personality Type Theory would claim that such a person would be insane. The truth is, we are all a bit of both. (Not insane, mind you – rather, we all do Extroverted and Introverted things. But we usually do not do them with equal comfort. Most of us have a preference for one or the other. Jung observed that we all live in two worlds: The outer world of things, people, and events. (Extroversion) and… The inner world of our own thoughts, feelings, and reflections. (Introversion). To unpack the essence of Jung’s theory and value in understanding human behavior, I take you to the complexity of the college classroom, where students of all backgrounds and personality types merge to learn and interact. But least we think students who lean toward the Introspective zone are in the minority – the actual consensus is that anywhere...
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