Analytical psychology diverges from psychoanalysis in its theory of the qualitative factors at issue in the blocking of psychic contents—whose energy is sufficient for conscious entrance—from entering consciousness. According to analytical psychology, in addition to psychoanalysis's theoretical formulation of this qualitative factor in terms of conflicts between the so-called ego instincts and sexually charged libido, there are also qualitative factors that involve the apperceptive conflict between the two basic attitudes that govern the flow of psychic energy (introversion and extroversion) and the apperceptive conflict between the four basic functions of consciousness (thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition).
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