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The Jungian Psychology Concepts Which Acted As Inspiration For The Persona Franchise

The Persona franchise, the best-selling JRPG spin-off of Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei saga, is a series about teenagers summoning demons to fight supernatural threats... and it's also an introspective saga drenched in Tarot Card symbolism and the theories of Carl Jung, an early psychologist who blended scientific psychoanalysis with mystical symbolism.

Core elements to the Persona franchise – Shadows, Archetypes, the Collective Unconsciousness – all owe their existence to Dr. Carl Jung, who pioneered the idea of the unconscious not just as a well of repressed desire, but also as a spring of inspiration and personal power.

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Games1st146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

"Shadows: parts of oneself, good or bad, that people want to ignore or push away. Rejecting one's Shadow can lead to mental trauma and an inability to learn from mistakes, while accepting a Shadow as part of oneself is part of how people can heal and grow."

Interesting read.

DarXyde146d ago

It's been very well known that Persona is based on Jungian psychology, at the very least.

Persona 5 added in Social Cognitive Psychology, which made for a very interesting experience.

146d ago