Development of Personality

Jung believed that personality develops through a series of stages that cuhnmate hi individuation, or self-realization. In contrast to Freud he emphasized the second half of life, the period after age 35 or 40, when a person has the opportunity to brhig together the various aspects of personality and to attain self-realization. However, the opportunity for degeneration or rigid reactions is also present at that thne. The psychological health of middle-aged people is related to their ability in achieving balance between the poles of the various opposing processes. This ability is proportional to the success achieved in journeying through the previous stages of life.

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