Definition of Anima in English :

Define Anima in English

Anima meaning in English

Meaning of Anima in English

Pronunciation of Anima in English

Anima pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of anima


1. anima

(Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious

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see synonyms of anima
noun (in Jungian psychology)
the feminine principle as present in the male unconscious
the inner personality, which is in communication with the unconscious
See also animus

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see synonyms of anima
life principle; soul
in Jungian psychology, the feminine component of the unconscious of a man, specif. when apprehended as a female figure by the psyche
see also animus

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see synonyms of anima
1. The inner self of an individual; the soul.
2. In Jungian psychology:
a. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality.
b. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male. It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics.

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