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Supraordinate personality

from Jung Lexicon by Daryl Sharp

Supraordinate personality. An aspect of the psyche superior to, and transcending, the ego. (See also self.)

The “supraordinate personality” is the total man, i.e., man as he really is, not as he appears to himself. . . . I usually describe the supraordinate personality as the “self,” thus making a sharp distinction between the ego, which, as is well known, extends only as far as the conscious mind, and the whole of the personality, which includes the unconscious as well as the conscious component. The ego is thus related to the self as part to whole. To that extent the self is supraordinate.[The Psychological Aspects of the Kore,”CW 9i, pars. 314f.]