The inner world of experience within the psyche was al most totally unexplored coun try as far as modern Western man was concerned, although it was familiar terrain to primitive man and to the practitioners of such Eastern philosophies as Zen Buddhism and yoga.
Even objec tive scholars, including Jung's own followers, acknowledge the obscurity of some of his writing, the contradictions in his pronouncements and the lack of systematization in his ideas. Freud held that this reservoir of repression could act, in ways unconcious to the concious mind of the individual concerned, to affect how an individual subsequently behaved or how an individual felt comfortable whilst behaving.
No person ever fully realizes all sides of him self and all of his potential because no person is perfect. Since he had never seen the patient and so could not be accused of influencing her, he seized up on the material as data upon which to test his own, broad er conception of the uncon scious.
The first structure the in dividual encounters in the quest of individuation Jung called the persona. There are always new dis coveries to make about our selves if we are willing to look inward.
Sigmund Freud and his followers developed an account of the unconscious mind. Is It a Scientific Theory?
In some individuals, the shadow does not stay in the background but intrudes into his thoughts and behavior. By Saul McLeodpublished Carl Jung was an early supporter of Freud because of their shared interest in the unconscious.