|The Tree of Self Insight by Paulo Sergio Zerbato|
So what is identity? According to Freud, our minds are a battlefield for the instinctive id, the organised and realistic ego and the critical superego within us.
Jung, an introverted contemporary of the outgoing, controversial Freud, believed we have combinations of four archetypes within us -
- the shadow (chaos and wildness of character)
- the anima & the animus (male and female, wholeness, completion)
- the self (our connection with the universe, nature, spirit)
You are not just the sum of your past, trapped there forever - you are your future. And that is in your own hands.