Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Your personal archetypes

Can you identify with any of the archetypes we are studying? Give some examples of archetypes that exist in your life. Of course, as Jung says, you may not be concious of these... but let's try!

18 comments:

chuckw7 said...

I think I can identify with the initiation. Senior year is a big year because it prepares you for college. I think that college is a big step in your life and it leads often leads to who you will marry and to what career you will pursue. I know my parents will be sad when I leave but they know that I have to go if I want to be able to pursue my dream of Medical School. The initiation archetype can be seen in all phases of life and to me it seems that as you grow older, the next initiation is bigger than the first. Graduating elementary is not as big as graduation highschool which is not as big as college and not as big as getting married or going to graduate school. Each initiation builds on the previous one.

RyanL5 said...

battle between good and evil has been a big part of my life in that it is a part of my everyday life. I have to make every day decisions that could effect my life in a good or bad way. Such as drugs or alcohol is a big good vs. evil in our community.

willst5 said...

My personal archetype would probably be a clan or group of brothers. I have had the same friends since the beginning of 3rd grade and we have become a pack and a group going through hard and easy times together. We have had our hard times, but we have gotten through them.

Leigh W. 1 said...

I don't know. I could say that my parents are mentors, but at times we fight the battle between good and evil with each other. My friends could be my hunting group but for what I don't know. The task at the moment is to get into college and make it through senior year. I don't really have a hero nor would I ever consider myself a hero. I guess I could be called the outcast, and I know someone who is the temptress and someone who is the nightmare.

JodiS24 said...

I think that I, as well as much of the rest of the senior class, can all relate to the archetype, the task. We are all striving for that main goal of getting into college. I would also say that in achieving that task, I have to embark on a very difficult journey. The journey, or perhaps the quest, is the actual application process, and for some colleges, it is incredibly irritating. Involved in the journey is also the hard work in school in trying to maintain our GPAs, class ranks, etc. to achieve that task of getting into the college of our choice!

GrantM3 said...

There are a few, like the task. Working hard so we can make good graes. So that once we are finished in high school we can go to a college we like. Also the hunting pary?, hanging out with friends at school and on the weekends. I think everyone has different ones though.

Jason R. 1 said...

Damsel in Distress-

I have been working in the restaurant 26 and someone will occasionally drop a glass. Some of the women around the accident become frightened and I go and find a broom and a dustpan to clean up the mess. Afterwards I feel like I helped calm down the restaurant. Also I enjoy making the customers feel very welcome in our restaurant. I believe that a succesful restaurant must always have a lively atmosphere along with security.

GenaC3 said...

I can relate to Haven vs. Wilderness. I have always been shy, and keeping to myself is my safehaven. But as I have gotten older, I realize that I can't stick to myself forever, and I've got to branch out. I have made friends that I will have for the rest of my life, because I explored the "wilderness," and I have been more open to activities like theatre, dance, and music that I never thought I would be interested in. Going out into the social "wilderness" is something I have struggled with as I have grown up.

gordonw7 said...

One archetype that occurs daily is the task. Everyday I have tasks that I have to complete before the next day. Usually its homework, but theres many more examples that apply. The task is probably the most common archetype that appears in my life.

tonycr1 said...

I think that myself and the majority of the senior class can relate to the journey archetype because we are all trying to accomplish similiar goals in life. Whether it is to go to college and then earn a good paying job or just live of your parents everyone has a journey that that have started already.

DavidW3 said...

I think that the archetype, battle between good and evil, is something that exist in everyones life. We all struggle to make sure we do everything right. We are faced with different situations and I try to make the good one, but occasionaly I choose evil. You have to live with the consequences of choosing evil, but everyone has made mistakes. I have learned that even though the good choice may be harder or difficult, it is still better than choosing evil

AllenK5 said...

One archetype that has been present in my life in the last 14 hours is the quest (a challenging one). I'm sitting in a hotel in Charlottesville, VA right now, but it took us a little bit longer than planned to get here. Our first plane got cancelled to Cincinnati and we were redirected to Atlanta. That plane had mechanical difficulty and no air conditioner and left two and a half hours later. Well of course that made us miss our connection, which was the last one of the night, so they put us on a plane to Richmond that arrived at 12:15 last night, and then we drove an hour and a half to get here... If that's not a quest then I don't know what.

FrannieC5 said...

I think that i can relate to some of the archetypes that we are studying. A big one is the battle between good and evil. That is a hard one to deal with, being in high school were there is a lot of pressure to do things.

Richard S. said...

Mine is the magic weapon. My magic weapon is my pencil. The pencil helps me get goo grades, so in a way it is a magic weapon.

AllieB1 said...

A battle that applies is battle between good and evil. Everyday we face challenges that we have to face. We have to make difficult decisions also. I think that this archetype applies to everyone.

Brooke L. said...

the battle b/w good and evil is an interesting archetype especially because teenagers battle with "good and evil " alot with the choices that we make everyday

SpencerS5 said...

As everyone else seems to think, I believe as seniors we are all in the initiation process into college. Along with that, we will all have the choice to join a fraternity or sorority. The initiation process with that is very difficult and something we probably all fear. Looking forward to that isn't going to be fun but it is for sure an initiation that will be challenging.

SumerlinB7 said...

I think that everyone can relate to some type of archetype. Personally, I identify the most with the Journey, and the Battle between Good and Evil. I think these are common because life is a constant journey and each day people are faced with difficult decisions. Very often these decisions are based on the concepts of good and evil, and which one you should choose.