Last updated 9/2/2020 at 5:22pm
Mark Twain said, “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
Carl Jung, the founder of depth psychology, called this dark side the “Shadow.”
The Shadow includes thoughts or feelings that are morally unacceptable, unbounded power aspirations, lustful fantasies, inferiority complexes, vulgar ambitions, secret faults and a whole host of “skeletons in the closet.”
The Shadow can become repressed to the point that it is denied. We hide it from ourselves. Shadow denial is the lie we tell ourselves because we want to appear holy and morally superior...