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- Type: TiSe
- Development: llll
- Attitude: Directive
@jay, Great post. I agree with a lot of what you are saying here, putting it in better words and more perceptive than I could even though I share some of your experiences. I would also say that trauma/punishment can be self-inflicted too and which can stop one’s development, which I think you kind of touch upon when you say there is a splitting of personality of ego and alter-ego (shadow?) (that is, in not forgiving oneself/one’s past (so one can also forgive others too) and not allowing oneself to let the old die and the new be birthed (ego/alter-ego converge to be one/the Self). One get’s stuck because the psyche wants to advance (the unconscious wants the self to grow/adapt, that’s the power it has, so perhaps it takes more drastic means (chaos creating alter-ego) to show one how consciously one is stopping/avoiding their own development because one can’t accept the change. The more one avoids, the more painful/drastic the situation can become.