TOP 5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE THOERIES OF SIGMOND FEUD AND CARL JUNG
Today we’re going to discuss the differences between the theories of Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmond feud.
Both of these men frame works are really great for understanding some of the philosophies, so that said, I do tend to like Carl Jung’s theories better and I’ll be talking a lot more about Carl Jung in the future because I think his stuff is more all encompassing and more interesting to me.
Just in terms of being away and looking at dreams symbols and human personalities so where I go into the difference between these two philosophies I want to cover some of the simulates between them.
Alrught, so Carl Jung and Sigmund Feud both agree to the idea that of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind basically where we store all of our repressed traits and that they agreed on Even though Jung believed that we also store ancestral memory but we’ll go into that later, they also believed that the unconscious is where they kept everything we’re not having in our conscious mind and whenever we dram that’s when these symbols can come out in order for us to realize them.
In a context like dreams, where they might be able to interface with them in waking life when it might not be as appropriate for those things to come about and so that’s basically the similarities between them and I actually heard Carl Jung was working under Sigmund Freud when he first started out in the field of psychology and then he went splittering off because of some other things that he disagreed about Sigmund Freud view about psychology.
Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious was basically a storage for all of our psychological instincts that we can’t bring out in today’s life primarily the sexual instincts.
And also whenever dreams symbols come up or troubling dreams happens its as a result of the repression if those basic drives and they’re essentially wishful filming that we can’t otherwise have fulfilled in the waking life and so he kind of brought everything back to the sexual libidinal perspective with a couple of exceptions but most part he believed that because we repress our sexuality we weren’t able to meet particular milestones.
So I do tend to go more on the carl Jung’s perspectives and he basically said that the unconscious isn’t just a basic storage shed for all of our baser instincts our unconscious contains the personal unconsciousness where we keep all of our repressed traits stored away but then we also have a connection to the collective unconscious which is basically all the things repress by our society at large and by humanity at larger and so, we’re able to access the symbols that are instinctual to us that way and these are called archetypes and they can come up in dreams that have numerous significant or a significance that is shared throughout other culture even if you’ve never seen this symbols before and so as opposed to thinking of things in terns of wish fulfilment, Carl Jung thinks of this reintegration process in a way that’s more animus and it’s about getting in touch with the true self and out real extential nature, which is deeply connected to everything that is so, that connection to the self is what was the main driving force behind all of the dream symbols coming up and then we can reintegrate those things from there.
I’ll kind of go into some other basic differences between the two of the theories, so the first one is feud basically believes dreams symbols came up primarily so that we can hit those developmental milestones, that I’ve talked about earlier in the video.
But Jung however believes that it was for individuation where you become a unique separate person and at the first part of life, but then eventually ego transcendence where you’re mixing past that and merging with something beyond yourself.
Now the second is that Freud believes neurosis where primarily caused by clarify instincts, so our sexual instincts clash with our ability to get on with the societies and the dreams was meant as a kind of back door, so you could actually get those needs met that you couldn’t otherwise do.
However Jung thought that neurosis came from the repression of all of those traits that you consider not yourself, so you have unacceptable traits that comes up and then you repress it down and it becomes part of your shadow and gains autonomous control over the personality and that’s when neurosis comes up.
Now the third differences is that freud believes that repression is mostly comes from childhood traumas whereas Jung believes that even though childhood traumas if course is a major area, where people repress things that repression still happens though out life and it’s whatever the ego doesn’t want to have associated with itself that it becomes a repression.
The fourth difference is that Freud believe that dreams when they weren’t supposed to be giving you this other information they were there primarily to keep you asleep longer, but Jung believed that dreams are actually there for important reasons all the way thrift so that you can start to reintegrate those traits that you have being repressing .
Another difference that I’ve mentioned before is that Freud believes in an unconscious where as Jung believes in a collective unconscious but when it comes to dram symbols, Freud believe that the dream symbols relate only to the person and their individual meaning that they place upon things whereas Jung believes that he was going to be mixture of individual meaning typically Form daily life and also that these archetypal images would come up in the dream even if the person had not experienced those archetypal images before.
Another thing that Freud believed was that dreams are a combination of the things that you’re talking about frequently about in daily life and that your actual position in the bed and the physical thing happening in your body have an impact on the dreams you’re having.
So for example, if you’re sleeping on your side, you might have a dream that somebody stepped on the safe because you feel that sensitivity but Jung on the other hand believes that dreams always comes up to integrate she didn’t necessarily need to be connected to daily life.
Another big difference between Freud and Jung is that feud didn’t believe in psychology at all end he basically took a hard line scientific standpoint on the purpose for dreams without the caring whether the purpose was physiological only, whereas Jung believes that dreams where kind of go between this would that we’re living now and the other world that we don’t have access to OR experiencing the extra terrestrial self.
Now in a pure practical sense, lets use shadow motivations to better describe this two Theories and when I say shadow motivations that means motivations that we’re not aware that we have, motivations that are unconscious to us, now before we get into shadow motivation we want to talk about motivation first.
So a motivation at its core is simply the desire to go towards something that’s wanted and away from something that’s unwanted, the primary determining factor as to whether or not something is wanted or unwanted is the perceived emotional outcome.
That means, we think we want something she we think there’s going to be a positive payoff on the other side, versus we try to avoid something if we think there’s going to be some negative emotional payoff on the other side.
So emotions and emotions alone motivate which is probably why emotions and motivation are similar words and they gave similar structure to them, no let’s say that I really want a million dollars but the truth of the matter is that I actually want a million dollars because the million dollars would just be a bargaining chip to get some perceived emotional outcome on the other side.
It would just be a means to an end, so if I’m motivated toward the million dollars for some positive reason maybe I want to feel a sense of freedom, or a sense of excitement that having money would give me, I’m really actually looking for the freedom and got the sense of excitement of let’s say I have more negative reasons for wanting a million dollars like avoid some outcome that I don’t think.
So let’s say I’m trying to avoid a sense of failure , cause I don’t make enough money and now my parent are going to be disappointed and I’ll feel disconnected because of that and so the million dollars is a bargaining chip to avoid these emotional ends, so this is very important to realize that what we’re actually motivated toward is an email or away from an emotion, we’re going to start thinking about the thing that were trying to get to as being the end all.
Which doesn’t necessarily counter the emotional outcome that we’re looking for and we can even lose sight of why we’re doing something in the first place and that’s why not these motivations end up in the shadow.
So going back to my money example, let’s day that I really want a million dollars and suddenly I win the lottery and I have 30 million more money that I know what I can do with.
I ultimately think I’ve achieved my goal but if my goal was actually to get freedom and excitement though getting that million dollars and I lost sight of that, then I just have the million dollars and maybe It’s not seeing those emotional ends.
In fact maybe I feel like I’m more trapped because and now I have to be extra close down and we can lose sight of this facilities bargaining chip and think I’ve cleared my goal this is what I really want even what we really want is something much simpler and much less tangible and this is why it’s so important for looking at emotions at an extra lens as opposed to external gold based lenses, because when we only look at our external goal we often lose track of what we already truly desire and at that Pony all of our motives becomes shadows motivations, now one thing that’s really goof about stressing out without your motivations is that its actually quite simple as there are only two types of motivations and that’s positive and negative and so positive motivations meaning you’re going toward something you want and negative motivation you’re going away fr9n something you don’t want and so think of this with this analogy.
So you have a horse drawn carriage and there’s a driver in the carriage holding a stick out with the horse and so the horse moves towers because it wants the carrot with the other carriage we have a driver which had a whip.
And the horse moves forward because it’s afraid of the whip it doesn’t want to fell that and again the horse wants the carrot because of some perceived positive feeling that it’s going to get on the other side and the horse want to avoid the whip because of a perceived negative feeling that it’s going to get on the other side and the horse wants to avoid the whip because of a perceived negative feelings on the other side.
Now both of these types of motivations are perfectly valid, a whip horse motivation even though it’s Unpleasant, it doesn’t exist for an important survival reason and that’s because it helps us get away from situations that are dangerous to us and out survival.
So thinking about it like this maybe our whip would be something like a lion chasing us and we have to go in the opposite direction of the lion.
However it’s only through a version of whip is really hard and unsatisfied way to live and so you should try as much as possible to live through your carrot motivations as opposed to your whip motivations.
But the difficulty that comes in here is that all humans and animals also have what’s called a negatively biased, this means that if a human or animal perceive that there’s going to be some kind of potential survival threat it’s that they’re going to prioritize that negative over the positive.