Association for Psychological Type International

The Association for Psychological Type International (APTi), founded in 1979, is an international membership organization open to any individual interested in personality type. APTi Members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions including business and industry, organizational development, religion, education, psychotherapy, and counseling. Members seek to extend the development, research, applications and ethical use of type theory. APTi is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Rational and Irrational Consciousness:

Two Profoundly Different Ways of Orienting to the World

 A webinar with John Beebe on Saturday, March 20 from 12 - 2 p.m. EST

(11 a.m. CST and 9 a.m. PT)

Jung’s insight that consciousness proceeds by both irrational and rational processes, and that both are essential in adapting to life, was a major breakthrough in understanding human awareness. In speaking of “irrational” consciousness, Jung implied no disrespect.  Rather, he saw that if we orient ourselves exclusively through traceable, logical processes (thinking and feeling), we will proceed too slowly and miss too much of the world around us. We need the sudden, instantaneous realizations that come from intuition and sensation, the irrational functions, to be fit for life. The MBTI description of functions as either “perceiving” or “judging” capture some of what Jung realized when he conceived of consciousness as divided into “irrational” and “rational,” but these terms miss the most fundamental part of Jung’s insight. The distinction between P and J in the Myers-Briggs type code is even farther removed from Jung’s insight because of the counterintuitive way that that letter code is applied to introverts.

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John Beebe: Rational and Irrational Consciousness

If you can't make the program, a video will be sent out to everyone who is registered.

Cost:  Free to APTi members. $20 for non-members