animus[an′i-mŭs]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. In jungian psychology, the masculine archetype from the collective unconscious that manifests in a woman in dreams or in the imagination as a mediator between the unconscious and the ego; provides an unknown template for relating to men.
2. The animating masculine life force inspiring analysis, judgment, firm beliefs, and conviction.
3. The personification of the soul, or soul-image, experienced as not-I.

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