How does our research relate to Carl Jung?
We are tracking the human expressive profile, and connecting visual signals together based on frequency of use. As we do so, we observe that certain visual signals organically self-organize into clusters, having a high factor analysis amongst each other. In addition to this, these visual clusters have predictive power in determining aspects of behavior and personality. We have given these clusters the following formal names:
RR - Reactive Rigidity
RF - Reactive Fluidity
PR - Proactive Rigidity
PF - Proactive Fluidity
Ca - Candid
Ms - Measured
Gr - Grounded
Su - Suspended
However, the behavioral correlations we observe from these visual clusters also strongly correspond to certain renditions of Jungian typology, such as those described by Naomi Quenk. Therefore we ask the natural question:
Could this be physical evidence of Jungian types?
We believe that the phenomenon we are tracking does overlap strongly onto certain renditions of Jungian typology, allowing for the possibility of independently verifying that Carl Jung's concept of types has a physical and measurable reality. If we extend this correlation to Jung, the connections are as follows:
RR - Ji / Introverted Judgment
RF - Pi / Introverted Perception
PR - Je / Extroverted Judgment
PF - Pe / Extroverted Perception
Ca - Fi/Te
Ms - Ti/Fe
Gr - Ni/Se
Su - Si/Ne
When we place this into a type matrix, we get correlations as follows:
But our research stands on its own.
However, our research does not require a Jungian framework in order for the correlations we are discovering to exist, to be tested and either verified or falsified.
Unfortunately Jung's personal research, in his clinical practice, was not documented according to modern scientific practices and therefore does not amount to proof of the types. Jung never provided scientific support for his type distinctions. It is therefore not our intention to anchor our research project on Jung's unverified conjectures, but instead to formulate our own observations and definitions from the ground up based on an objective avenue of study.
However, if it turns out that, as we venture into this research project, the connection to Jung's personal research remains strong, then we are more than happy to pay our respects to this great pioneer of psychology, and pay tribute to what he has given humanity.
Applying this knowledge in practice.
It is also valuable to correlate these visual categories to Jungian types so as to allow existing practitioners, trained in Analytical Psychology, to have an additional avenue to check for the types of their patients, in order to offer a better service to them. We believe the conclusions so far found in our research can be put into practice to augment our understanding of one another.