Jungian Therapy, Jungian Analysis, New York

Personal unconscious

from Jung Lexicon by Daryl Sharp

Personal unconscious. The personal layer of the unconscious, distinct from the collective unconscious.

The personal unconscious contains lost memories, painful ideas that are repressed (i.e., forgotten on purpose), subliminal perceptions, by which are meant sense-perceptions that were not strong enough to reach consciousness, and finally, contents that are not yet ripe for consciousness.[The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,” Ibid, par. 103.]