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Animus and Anima by Emma Jung

One of the most important ways that the animus expresses itself in a woman is in making judgments, and as it happens with judgments, so it is with thoughts in general.

From within, they crowd upon the woman in already incomplete, irrefutable forms.

Or, if they come from without, she adopts them because they seem to her somehow convincing or attractive.

But usually she it is no urge to think through and thus really to understand the ideas which she adopts and, perhaps, even propagates further.

Her underdeveloped power of discrimination results in her meeting valuable and worthless ideas with the same enthusiasm or with the same respect because anything suggestive of mind impresses her enormously and exerts an uncanny fascination upon her.

This accounts for the success of so many swindlers who often achieve incomprehensible effects with a sort of pseudo-spirituality.

On the other hand, her lack of discrimination has a good side; it makes the woman unprejudiced and therefore she frequently discovers and appraises spiritual values more quickly than a man, whose developed critical power tends to make him so distrustful and prejudiced that if often takes him considerable time to see a value which less prejudiced persons have long recognized. ~Emma Jung, Animus and Anima, Page 15