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  • adj. Of a portion of a person's psyche, hypothesized by Carl Jung, that has characteristics of the opposite gender.


From contra- +‎ sexual. (Wiktionary)


  • In the Jungian archetypal schema the nigredo is the Shadow; albedo refers to the anima/animus (contrasexual soul images); citrinitas is the Wise old man (or woman) archetype; and rubedo is the Self archetype, which has achieved wholeness.

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  • Jung felt that everyone has a psychological contrasexual reality represented by the opposite sex.

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