I don’t know if i already wrote on this blog about how I’m taking the Psychometrician boards in the Philippines, anyway, I am.
I just have to stop my readings and talk about what a *#(@ sexist some of these theories are.
I stopped seething in particular in Jung’s analytical theory about his archetypes “anima” and “animus”
What are archetypes?
archetypes are personalities that form from our collective unconscious (our ancestors experiences that influences the way we react to certain situations and behave in a certain way)
What is Anima and Animus?
Anima – female persona of a man… it symbolizes irrational thinking and mood.
Animus – male persona of a woman… it symbolizes thinking and reasoning
Jung said that when a man has a foul mood he cant explain, its probably the anima acting up (and men are always having an internal battle with the anima), same goes for a woman, some of her thinking and opinions, he said “as analyzed” were not thought our but are ready made.
If you haven’t guessed what i think is wrong with that…
ill tell you.
I’m a woman, and i can tell you that my thinking and opinion is thought out, for long hours i may add, it is not ready made and i weigh the consequences of each decision…
yes, women are moody but its just wrong to think that when a man is moody, its just his inner woman acting out, seriously.
okay, i don’t know if i should still be mad at this because this is an old theory, but it just opened my eyes to what men really thought of women barely a century ago, and I think its a really valid reason to become annoyed, and not because I’m just a woman being a woman, right?