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Complexes
An understanding of complexes is important part of the approach of C.G. Jung.


A complex is a cluster or 'complex knot' of unconscious habits, patterns, predispositions and other personality factors.

We know a complex is operating in our psychology when we experience a strong emotional reaction which seems out of proportion to something in our environment.

Because the details of a complex are unconscious, it can produce such strong, sometimes repetitive, reactionary patterns in our lives.

One of the tasks of Jungian therapy is to explore and resolve, as best we can, the various conflicts produced by complexes. (MW)
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