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    Default How many of you have actually ready 'Psychological Types'?

    So just curious, for my own info, how common it is on a typology site like this have actually read the entirety of 'Psychological Types' by Carl Jung. If you have only read the chapter on Cognitive Functions DO NOT say you have read 'Psychological Types'

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    You need an in between answer if only reading the cognitive function part doesn't count as reading it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    You need an in between answer if only reading the cognitive function part doesn't count as reading it.
    Disagree. Reading the chapter on Cognitive Functions without the context of the rest of the book means you are not really going to understand what he is saying. I don't say this because I have read the whole book yet. I am currently on chapter 3 and already I can see that this is the kind of book where just taking pieces from it isn't adequate and does Jung a disservice. I see little point in only reading that chapter without reading the rest of the book. The choices I came up with are intentional.
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    Yes, I have - also the Definitions chapter is basically necessary, you'll find a lot of people quote Jung without knowing the definitions of what they're quoting.

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    Chapter 10 is a necessity to read. For people who haven't read it, here it is.

    Classics in the History of Psychology -- Jung (1921/1923) Chapter 10

    I've read it, upwards and backwards numerous times, often citing excerpts. Because of Jung's writing style, it can be interpreted in different ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turi View Post
    This is what annoys me. People just interpreting things willy nilly and basically ad-libbing personality theory as they go.

    Multiple interpretations = not usable in the real world for objectively tracking type.

    I for one don't think it's really as up for interpretation as people seem to believe.
    It's pretty clear what he meant, if you understand the context (point of this thread really) at a bare minimum, the following Definitions chapter really clears things up.
    Literally defining terms that people think they can improvise with.

    Before I forget this is a great resource as well - not rreeeeeaaaallllyyyy up for subjective interpretation to any major extent.
    I was going to say things weren't as open to interpretation as they seem, but I haven't read that far yet. I can say based on what I have read, Jung definitely builds off previous topics so unless you have context for the former, you are not going to understand the latter.
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    Its one of the few of Jungs books I've not actually read.

    I've read most of his other books and two great introductions to his thinking by Anthony Storr and Anthony Stevens.

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    I read some chapters. I hope that counts as "have read".

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    I've read the thing at least twice, but I'm not sure what's actually open for discussion.
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    Only excerpts. Then again I’ve never claimed to be anything but a novice of this whole experience.

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