Archetype: In psychology, an archetype is a model of a person, personality, or behavior.
Jungian Archetype: Jung developed an understanding of archetypes as being “ancient or archaic images that derive from the collective unconscious”
I got very excited yesterday when I discovered an awesome website of all things Jungian (my favourite flavour of therapist.. slurrrp*) and in particular, this humongous list of archetypes (of which there are, apparently, rather a lot).
This cartoon in particular addresses the damsel, the artist, the king, the guide, the shadow and the void – simply because they were the easiest to turn into “arches”.. though I am sure I am by no means finished with this.
* This cartoonist does not endorse the licking of therapists.
Addendum: by popular demand in the Twittersphere.. I give you notice: