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Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche Summary
Robert A. Johnson

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Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche Summary

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"Owning Your Own Shadow" by Robert A. Johnson is a work in which the author lays out the Jungian theory of the shadow and brings new clarity to this subject. The persona is the image that the individual wants to present to the world. The persona is largely based on the material that is stored in the ego. The ego absorbs data that is positive and nurturing for the individual. The ego protects the personality and stores only that material, which will put the individual in the best light.

The shadow is the receptacle for those thought patterns and behaviors, which society has deemed unacceptable. The personality is largely unaware of the shadow and does not readily recognize it. However, the shadow does not go away and neither does the data stored in it. As more and more unacceptable information is pushed into the shadow, the larger and...

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