Jung’s view of the animus: “No man can converse with an animus for five minutes without becoming the victim of his own anima.”

In context:

“No matter how friendly and obliging a woman’s Eros may be, no logic on earth can shake her if she is ridden by the animus. . . . [A man] is unaware that this highly dramatic situation would instantly come to a banal and unexciting end if he were to quit the field and let a second woman carry on the battle (his wife, for instance, if she herself is not the fiery war horse). This sound idea seldom or never occurs to him, because no man can converse with an animus for five minutes without becoming the victim of his own anima.” ~Carl Jung; [The Syzygy: Anima and Animus,”CW9ii, par. 29.]