Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World - Chapter 19- Gender and Human Development over the Lifespan Summary & Analysis

Carol S. Pearson
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Chapter 19- Gender and Human Development over the Lifespan Summary and Analysis

Men are geared to developing individual values, while women are told to develop more within relationships. Men are trained in the Warrior archetype to compete in business, war, and other activities. Women, as mothers, are viewed primarily as caregivers, traditionally. The author wants to define human identity past gender stereotypes. All people need to get in touch with their primal man or woman, learning to think from either standpoint, at least as they become an adult. Other issues people can think about are their independence. A man can enjoy the love and nurturing of a woman, but not want to be totally dependent on a woman. For men and women, androgyny is the goal of combining male and female-centered archetypes. A woman can be a...

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