And so one must be what one is: one must discover one's individuality, that center of personality, which is equidistant between the conscious and the unconscious: we must aim for that ideal point towards which nature appears to be directing us.— C. G. Jung
Understanding a person's preferred psychological types provides important insights about the person's history, strengths, trouble spots, and opportunities for growth. The GiftsCompass™ Inventory (GCI), illustrates graduated preferences for each of the eight psychological types described by Carl Jung in his seminal book, Psychological Types. The three or four types most accessible to consciousness are illuminated as lead types, and those less accessible types—the "inferior" or "shadow types" are also identified.
Jung's conceptual "compass" of psychological types played a key role in navigating the "voyages of discovery" that he termed individuation—the full expression of the unique person. The subtitle for the first edition of Psychological Types was "The Psychology of Individuation."
As important as the lead types in his model are the less accessible oppositional types—the "shadow types." Individuation engages perpetual movement toward a union of these opposites—a process of "becoming whole."
Becoming a GCI Advisor
We offer an intensive training program to acquaint you with Jung's model of psychological types and its uses for personal development.
Once trained and certified, you are registered as a GCI Advisor at our website and receive: ongoing support from GCI staff in interpreting reports; seminars, and training programs; connections to a growing network of GCI Advisors; and confidential access to your the Advisor Reports for your clients at our web site.
We invite you to register your interest with an email. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to get to know you.
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