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INFP: The Typological Counterculture

September 14, 1990 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


“Freud…interpreted the introverted type as an individual morbidly concerned with himself. But introspection and self-knowledge can just as well be of the greatest value and importance.”
“…emotional value (i.e. feeling) must be kept in mind and allowed for throughout the whole intellectual process of dream interpretation”
Jung, Man and His Symbols

Using the typological system developed by C.G. Jung, we will examine the dilemma of the INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceptive) type living in a predominately ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensation, Thinking, Judgemental) masculine ethos. Typically, INFP persons experience similar problems and challenges in dreams and in life. Often misunderstood and mistreated, they may feel like strangers in a strange land. However, we must recognize that as we enter an Einsteinian-Aquarian age, this more “feminine,” childlike, communal, and interior orientation is actively needed.

The lecture will present a general perspective on Jung’s typology and how it fits into his overall psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of understanding types as a dynamic energy system, and not as a way of classifying people.

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John Giannini, M.Div., M.A., M.B.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. He holds an M.Div. in Religion and Psychology from St. Albert’s College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. John has published articles and lectures widely throughout the U.S. and Canada on the wounded child and narcissistic/addictive behavior. He is the author of Compass of the Soul (forthcoming from the Center for the Application of Psychological Type).

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September 14, 1990
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States