Only the shadow knows

Psychological Perspectives


January 28, 2021

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Ken Silvestro, PhD. 677-7282 •

This old line from a radio show is most appropriate for all of us today. In previous articles, I described the shadow as the opposite of the ego (a person's identity); that is, the opposite of one's personal beliefs about oneself. Although possible, the shadow seldom includes positive values. So, if you believe you are good a person, your shadow is probably just the opposite.

Given the events at the Capitol building on Jan. 6th, we can easily see how harmful the shadow can be. For those of us who need a practical experience or observation to truly understand something, then this event can...

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