This book is not a critique or a defense of the model of psychological types elaborated by C.G. Jung, but rather an explanation. The intention here is not to simplify the model, but to illustrate its complexity and some of its practical implications.
Jung’s model of typology is not a system of character analysis, nor is it a way of labeling oneself or others. Much as one might use a compass to determine where one is in the physical world, Jung’s typology is a tool for psychological orientation. It is a way of understanding both oneself and the interpersonal difficulties that arise between people.
Other books have been written based on Jung’s system of psychological types. If there is anything distinctive about this one, it is its close adherence to Jung’s expressed views.