This is the personal blog of Steve Myers (no relation to Isabel Briggs Myers) who is now an independent researcher and writer. He has used psychological type in his career – both as a team and leadership consultant and researcher – for nearly a quarter of a century. He holds a Master’s degree in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies, was the first winner of the David Holt Prize, and is currently pursuing Ph.D. research into mythology and Christianity, based on analytical psychology. He is co-author of the Type Mapping System with Roy Childs.
About C.G. Jung
C.G. Jung is one of the forefathers of modern psychology, having introduced many terms that are now in common usage – such as extravert and introvert. His work is most widely known through the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, created by Isabel Briggs Myers (no relation to Steve Myers). However, his theories are much more broad-ranging than this one instrument, and integrate psychology with science, religion, mythology, philosophy, and the arts. His insights can help us develop at many levels – as individuals, societies, or a civilisation. His theories also have important implications for the resolution of conflict, whether it be workers in the same office or international conflicts between nations or religions.
About this blog
The main focus of this blog is the application of Jung’s theories in everyday life. It covers a wide range of applications, such as personal development, improving organisational performance, developing relationships, finding greater fulfilment in your career, becoming a better leader, etc. It also examines how Jung addresses some of the bigger questions in life, such as the existence or nature of God, how religion and science can be reconciled, and how to deal with the conflicts that sometimes dominate both our private and public lives. New posts will be tweeted on @SteveMyersCo – Follow
Papers and Publications
Myers-Briggs Typology vs Jungian Individuation: Overcoming One-Sidedness in Self and Society. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019 (use code FLR40 at Routledge website for a 20% discount).
Myers Briggs typology and Jungian individuation, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol 61(3), 289-308 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
The Five Functions of Psychological Type, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol 61(2), 183-202 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
Review of the Second Edition of Myth: A Very Short Introduction, International Journal of Jungian Studies.
Ambiversion and Individuation, Personality Type in Depth (Online journal ISSN 2159-8096, Jan 2016).
Can Psychological Type be a Barrier to Individuation?, TypeFace Vol. 25(4), 14-18 (British Association of Psychological Type, 2014). See also the related article: Discussing the Fifth of Transcendent Function: Peter Geyer’s Response, TypeFace Vol 26(4), 12-14 (BAPT, 2014).
Normality in Analytical Psychology, Journal of Behavioural Sciences Vol 3(4), 647-661 (Online journal ISSN 2076-328X, 2013).
Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough (film review), in Jung and India, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 90, 339-354, 2013
Psychological vs. visionary sources of myth in film, International Journal of Jungian Studies Vol 4(2), 150-161 (Taylor and Francis, 2012).
The cryptomnesic origins of Jung’s dream of the multi-storeyed house, Journal of Analytical Psychology Vol 54(4), 513–531 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
Did Jung have adequate reason to say ‘I know’, unpublished Masters dissertation (University of Essex, 2009).
MTR-i: a new arena for team roles, Training Journal, January 2002, pp. 24-28
MTR-i Technical Manual, The Test Agency (2000)
Influencing People using Myers Briggs, (Team Technology: 1995).