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June 27, 2006

Carl Jung's Conceptualization About Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, Intuition

How close is this to our notion of Information Visualization?

I just came across a Web site that deals with the Jungian notions of "The Functions: Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, Intuition"

This Jungian article comes with a title: Transpersonal Pioneers: Carl Jung, [published by Institute of Transpersonal Psychology • 1069 E. Meadow Circle Palo Alto, CA 94303]
The article deals with themes such as,
The Attitudes: Introversion and Extraversion
The Functions: Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, Intuition
The Unconscious
The Ego
The Persona
The Shadow
The Self
Psychological Growth: Individuation
Recent Developments: Jung's Influence

An extract:
One of Jung's greatest contributions to psychology is his theory of type. Jung found that different people think, feel, and experience the world in fundamentally different ways. His type theory is a powerful tool to help us understand how people function.

Jung identified four fundamental psychological functions: thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. Each function may be experienced in an introverted or an extraverted fashion. Generally, one of the functions is more conscious, developed, and dominant. Jung called this the superior function. It operates out of the dominant attitude (either extraversion or introversion). One of the other three remaining functions is generally deep in the unconscious and less developed. Jung called this the inferior function. see full text

What I think is Information Visualization as a process, technique, thought and action is so close, in theory and in practice. But how close, or how far. Any comments from the Gurus of Information visualizaiton?

P.S. Librarians, I was trying to find more info on books about Jungian connections with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, etc. And, in this process Google led me to this Web site, and in fact there is much on the Multifaith context in this visualization of the threads that connect the East and the West.

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