• Understanding of unconscious mind
  • The undiscovered self
  • Acquire self-knowledge
  • Human psyche
  • The sum total of individuals
  • Resist potential threats posed by those in power

The Undiscovered Self by C. G. Jung

The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society Mass Market by C. G. Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology.

A highly influential thinker, he published some 400 works on a broad range of subjects including psychiatry, anthropology, philosophy, literature, art and mysticism.

His interests included parapsychology and philosophical spirituality. His work has been further credited with laying the foundations for parts of existentialism, nihilism, constructivism, postmodernism, cognitive science and psychobiology.

He was a prolific writer whose career spanned over sixty years. In his early career, he wrote mostly about medical topics such as schizophrenia and seizures, but later went on to write more about psychological topics such as introversion and extraversion in intelligence testing.

While originally known as a psychotherapist, it is his thought which has had such a profound effect on contemporary culture that people are often now more familiar with his psychological theories than they are with his therapy methods.