6Inner conflicts

Detecting inner conflict

To help us through the realms of inner conflict in this chapter, I am using Carl Jung’s theories (1969, 1960, 1966, 1971). We look at detecting inner conflict in someone else. But, how can you detect this in another person? In yourself? There is no fool-proof answer. In what follows I tell you about people for whom I perceived inner conflict and I explain what I thought that consisted of.

Inner conflict means more than simply a difference within oneself. It means an active disagreement. Tension. A difference that matters. A serious inner dispute. This is explored in the anecdotes. Sometimes this type of conflict arises in a constructive way: when developing a transcendent function or when moving from ...

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