Category Archives: Collected Works Volume 6 – Psychological Types

Carl Jung, on projection: “The subject gets rid of painful, incompatible contents by projecting them.”

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Duccio di Buoninsegna: The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain, 1308−11

 

Jung defines his concept of projection

“Projection means the expulsion of a subjective content into an object; it is the opposite of introjection.

Accordingly, it is a process of dissimilation, by which a subjective content becomes alienated from the subject and is, so to speak, embodied in the object.

The subject gets rid of painful, incompatible contents by projecting them.”

Collected Works 6
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