September 19-20, 1986: John Beebe

Lecture: More About Psychological Types

Jung’s seminal work on temperamental differences, Psychological Types (1921), introduced the idea that there are fundamental differences between individuals, differences that define the range of normal human functioning. Sixty-five years later, Jung’s terms “introversion”, “extroversion”, “thinking”, “feeling”, “sensation”, and “intuition” have become part of the international vocabulary for discussing human differences. Yet few people know how to use them with precision, and few understand how they belong to a scheme for the differentiation of consciousness within each individual. This lecture will attempt to make the archetype of differentiation implied by Jung’s theory of psychological types more explicit, so that individuals can apply it to their own inner and outer development.

Workshop:  A Workshop on Psychological Types

Dr. Beebe will show how one can establish one’s own type profile, and apply it to the understanding of one’s difficulties and advantages in relating to self and others. The practical applications of typology to certain specific situations will be the focus, with examples drawn from the seminar participants, who will learn to apply the theory to their own lives and to their in-seminar responses to each other.



Dr. John Beebe, a widely published Jungian analyst, received his analytic training at the San Francisco Jung Institute after first becomming a psychiatrist. He did undergraduate work in English Literature at Harvard, took his medical degree at the University of Chicago, and did his psychiatric residency at Stanford. He started private practice in San Francisco in 1971, and became a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 1978. He has lectured throughout this country and abroad on topics related to analytical psychology and is the editor of a journal of reviews issued quarterly, The San Francisco Institute Library Journal. He has frequently published film reviews in that journal.


More About Psychological Types