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    ANIMA TALK: Describe your anima

    This is a place for guys to sit down around the camp fire, or fire place, kick up their feet, smoke their tobaki pipes and speak on their anima.

    Basically...here's what an anima is...

    Anima and animus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So I'll go first....

    My Anima calls me a b*tch but she's just joking.
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    Not sure yet, but I did just learn that "anima" is not the pluralized form of "animus" as I was wont to believe. I will have to read more of the Wiki article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OberonHuxley View Post
    My Anima calls me a b*tch but she's just joking.
    :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Im FiNe View Post
    Not sure yet, but I did just learn that "anima" is not the pluralized form of "animus" as I was wont to believe. I will have to read more of the Wiki article...
    Pluralized form of "animus" is "animi"; "anima" in plural is "animae". You'd be correct on pluralization if the word was "animum".

    /Latin pedantry.


    Well, to otherwise crash you boys' thread, after taking a look at that article...I think I've begun to meet/develop my animus. This bit intrigues me:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The process of animus development deals with cultivating an independent and non-socially subjugated idea of self by embodying a deeper word (as per a specific existential outlook) and manifesting this word. To clarify, this does not mean that a female subject becomes more set in her ways (as this word is steeped in emotionality, subjectivity, and a dynamism just as a well-developed anima is) but that she is more internally aware of what she believes and feels, and is more capable of expressing these beliefs and feelings.
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    I had an anima once (or was it twice?). After the inspection, the doc said I was clear. Not sure I ever want to go through that experience again...

    Oh wait. That's not what you meant, is it?


    Kidding aside, I'm not sure I get all this. Need more reading. If I did, Sophia has introduced herself, and we are getting to know each other.

    Is this related to age in any way? Perhaps it has to do with maturity or the way one was raised (i.e. those raised to respect women as people might be more developed than their counterpart who grew up being influenced by, say, porn).
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    I'm not sure I understand the concept, so this might be entirely off... But whatever.

    I've spent time in a few dreams where my vision of a perfect "woman/second-half" or whatever I should label this as (since there's very little human about it) vaguely materializes where-ever I'm looking and fills me with immense attraction and the instantaneous fulfillment of all my desires/needs. I remember feeling physically comfortable/satiated, safe, loved unconditionally, and understood completely. A sort of short trip to an heavenly place. I don't recall whether or not it ever talked to me or not. Maybe something vague but it was more like telepathy, if anything, and might just be a false memory. Its only happened a few times, but I felt dread upon waking up, and wanted to fall back right asleep.

    As far as waking life goes, then I don't recall ever having extensions of my personality manifest as individualized agents. There's just me. Although a few times I've feel as if parts of my subconscious were a conscious male. It's a fucked up feeling, like someone else is trapped in my brain and is forced to experience all of my thoughts and feelings, all the while not being able to communicate back.
    Last edited by Lackjester; 10-07-2014 at 08:48 PM.
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    Well, I've read that the Anima/us is:

    Basic inner personality. Private or subjective self. Thoughts and feelings. Emotional situation. Unconscious or concealed tendencies. Attitude to the unconscious. Qualities that you attribute to the opposite sex. Jungian anima or animus.
    In other words, we carry both "gender (stereotypical, cough) aspects" of our personality.

    So, from my understanding, I would have to see the "anima" from a male perspective (animus)—a.k.a attributing male aspects to my unconscious behavior?
    I did a test (more like intense introspection derived from several associations) that revealed my possible animus revolves around the "understanding of the world". My animus would be curious and assertive (I suppose that's what males are when they try to decipher and decode the world? Heck if I knew)? I unconsciously decode the world around me. Whereas, maybe the anima aspect of understanding would be more about intuition and gracious subtlety. I guess.

    I am being very farfetchy here, but I think the general idea of this is that we have another way of dealing with things that are apparently attributed to the opposite gender.

    Also, apparently, the image of negative animus/anima "destroys" your identity, so that is why it is usually repressed and unconscious(?); as well as it is positive, in order to make relationships with the opposite gender more ... fluid? I guess? And become more objective with your own internal world.

    Honestly, all this means you have to be in touch with your animus/anima because it is a part of your personality. Denying it would mean you are at a loss with yourself and you can't develop that part of yourself (?). Like, a man that isn't in touch with their emotions will turn out to be a cold person, and a woman without assertiveness becomes possessive and controlling.

    Fun fact (from what I read): Negative animus/anima appear in dreams as archetypes, symbolism, etc.

    This is all interesting. The mind is very complex.

    If my animus was the embodiment of anything, it would be of an aggressive inquisitor.


    Absolutely no doubt about it. When you least expect it, mr Animus is there to pinch your tent and keep you on your toes.

    Edit: To link it to the cognitive functions, the animus/anima may be related to the shadow functions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpnel View Post
    Edit: To link it to the cognitive functions, the animus/anima may be related to the shadow functions.
    The anima/animus is the inferior function. Negative anima/-us would then be your 8th ("demon") function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpnel View Post
    ...If my animus was the embodiment of anything, it would be of an aggressive inquisitor.

    ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScientiaOmnisEst View Post
    Pluralized form of "animus" is "animi"; "anima" in plural is "animae". You'd be correct on pluralization if the word was "animum".

    /Latin pedantry.


    Well, to otherwise crash you boys' thread, after taking a look at that article...I think I've begun to meet/develop my animus. This bit intrigues me:
    I'm glad your animus was activated. My anima was activated when I was 10...that was 10 years too early for my regular age development. It was because I was raped by a girl who was 13,14, or 15 when I was 9 and it caused me to become highly introverted and inverted my natural progress. It's okay...I'm a guy so I don't really think it's that bad or anything but It's kind of cool how it kicked me out of the oedipus complex and into a different sort of state.


     
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