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 nuanced preferences for each of the eight psychological types described by Carl Jung in his seminal book, Psychological Types.
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 preferred type in his model is the type that is least preferred and therefore oppositional—the "shadow." Individuation is a process of perpetual movement toward a union of those opposites—a process of becoming "whole."
Becoming a GCI Advisor
We offer an extensive training program to acquaint you with Jung's model of psychological types and its uses for personal development.
Once trained, you are registered as a GCI Advisor at our website and receive: ongoing support from GCI staff in interpreting reports; substantial discounts on forums, seminars, and training programs; connections to a growing network of individuals who are using psychological types for the purposes of individuation; and confidential access to your client's reports at our web site.
We invite you to register your interest via email to become a trained GCI Advisor and use the GiftsCompass™ Inventory (GCI) in your work.
If you are a Jungian analyst or an analyst in training, by virtue of your extensive training in Jungian studies, we invite you to register as a GCI Advisor without the need for additional training. Please contact us for details.
We are interested in building relationships with professionals who are interested in optimally serving their clients. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to get to know you.
With Best Regards,
James Graham JohnstonFounder of Gifts Compass Inc; author of Jung's Compass of Psychological Types.
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