Personality Inquiry

Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics that each person possesses that uniquely influences their thoughts, motivations, and behaviors in differing situations.  The word “personality” comes from the Latin persona which means mask.  The study of personality has a long history with many different viewpoints, theories, and theorists.  It is noted that there is no consensus on the definition of “personality” in psychology.  The major theories include trait study, psychodynamic, humanistic, biological, behaviorist and social learning perspective.  There is much information on the applied field of personality testing.

Jung’s Typology is a view on one’s preferred mode of functioning in most situations.  Jung first differentiated two attitudinal types, the extravert and the introvert.  Then there are the Perceiving functions: intuition and sensing; Judging functions: thinking and feeling.  The view is on integrating the parts of our personality and to do this one needs to notice how they operate and put into use parts that are less developed.

Dr. Aguirre is a member of the Orange County C.G. Jung Club, and actively participates in a Jungian Centerpoint study group to continually deepen her knowledge of Jungian psychology.  She uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which is based on the Jungian system of typology, to help clients identify their preferred functioning modes and look at ways of integrating personality parts for a more positive and successful life.  If you are interested in finding out more about your personality and ways to have more positive interactions with others feel free to give us a call.

If you have questions, or if you are interested in scheduling a session, call (562) 277-1337 or email appointments@DrNan.com.