[Carl Jung on “Affect” Lexicon]

Affect:

Emotional reactions marked by physical symptoms and disturbances in thinking. (See also complex and feeling.)

Affect is invariably a sign that a complex has been activated.

Affects occur usually where adaptation is weakest, and at the same time they reveal the reason for its weakness, namely a certain degree of inferiority and the existence of a lower level of personality.

On this lower level with its uncontrolled or scarcely controlled emotions one . . . [is] singularly incapable of moral judgment. ~Carl Jung, “The Shadow,” Aion, CW 9ii, par. 15.

http://www.nyaap.org/jung-lexicon/a/

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