Psychologist and Spiritual Philosopher Carl Jung developed the theory of “The Shadow”. The shadow is the monster inside of us, and the darker part of ourselves that is hidden from the world and ourselves - and we all have shadow selves. Aspects representing the shadow do not “fit” with parts of our psyche, therefore we repress them as they remain tucked into a deep corner of our mind.
Jung taught that by denying these shadows hidden deep within ourselves, we project them onto others, therefore using them as scapegoats instead of facing our own unacceptable depths. Typically, this is followed by criticism and blame towards others or external systems, diverting our attention away from those unwanted parts of ourselves we would rather not ... (Click title for more)