Day 2158: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

If  my post title today irritates you or leads you to an understanding of yourself or others, let’s give the credit to Carl Jung.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

… is displayed on the front of the packaging for the Carl Jung action figure in my office.


Whenever I share that quote with others, they seem to understand.

How do you understand that quote from Carl Jung, my understanding readers?

These days, several things are irritating me about others, which means I have an unprecedented opportunity to understand myself!  I’m going to celebrate that by sharing some other recent photos (which may be an irritating habit of mine, which I hope you understand).







It’s not how old you are, it’s how you keep learning to understand yourself and others.

Here are 10 additional quotes from Carl Jung, which can lead to more understanding.

I hope you understand my gratitude for all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — for YOU.



P.S. After I published this post, I realized it was irritatingly similar to this one, from August 2017. I hope you understand!

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism, Psychotherapy, quotes | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Post navigation

16 thoughts on “Day 2158: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

  1. I was a bit too distractable to watch that video. A bit ADHD. I guess that’s what’s called “Jung and the Restless”… Sorry, couldn’t help it 😉

  2. I admire that you are unabashedly Jung of heart, Ann.

    The photo that captures the thought that No Human Is Illegal is a thoughtful prompt to share.

  3. I hope nobody has taken an overdose of Warfarin! Or too little.

    That supper looks delicious

    • I am often irritated about having to take Warfarin, Maureen, but so far so good. Thank you for another delicious, non-irritating comment.

  4. Lately I’ve been noticing how irritated I get when I’m out and about. I think that does show something about me and I don’t think I like it.

  5. Sometimes when people are being irritating I hear myself

  6. Years ago I went to see a therapist. I had a book, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul, to read while I was in the waiting room and she looked at it and said, “Hey, I have to read Jung, what’s your excuse?”
    That irritated me a little but also made me laugh and I’m not sure what that says about me.

  7. Irritating people are all around us and some may even find me irritating, yeah even me

  8. Pingback: Day 2195: What’s allowed | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

  9. Nothing irritates a cat more than slobber puppies. ฅ(≚ᄌ≚)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: