Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.
The name given by Jung to autonomous or semi-autonomous psychic structures within the personal unconscious that compete with the ego for psychic energy.
An understanding of complexes is important part of the approach of C.G. Jung.
(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
a condition that causes us deep emotional feelings
a more or less permanent emotional system or mechjnism responsible for the mental disturbances of the patient
an aggregate of feelings and thoughts that center around an archetype
an aggregation of ideas contained in the subconscious mind with a strong emotional charge capable of influencing conscious thought and behavior
an emotionally charged unconscious psychic entity made up of a number of associated ideas and images clustered around a central core
an organized, automatic response driven by a specific emotional state
a pattern of suppressed thoughts and feelings that cluster -- constellate -- around a theme provided by some archetype
a set of related unconscious ideas held together in a common theme
An unconscious embedded image surrounded by obsessive emotions. According to Jung, complexes can have a positive meaning in our life if we can begin to explore their hidden dynamics.
(Jungian) an affectively toned group of associated ideas.
An emotionally charged group of ideas or images. At the "center" of a complex is an archetype or archetypal image.
A group of associated ideas having a common, strong emotional tone. These ideas are largely unconscious and significantly influence attitudes and associations. See also Oedipus complex.
A whole (idea, structure, etc) made up of complicated and related parts.
An emotionally charged unconscious entity composed of anumber of associated ideas grouped around a central core which is an archetypal image. One recognizes that a complex has been activated when emotion upsets psychic balance and disturbs the customary function of the ego.
Jung's term for a group of interrelated memories and "repressed" desires that have a negative effect on a person's behavior and "personality", often causing abnormally extreme reactions in certain types of situations.