“According to Fritscher & Jung”
To use character archetypes successfully in role-play scenarios – especially in an educational setting – we need to better understand what those character archetypes are and where they come from. However, before I continue, I will give credit to the two greatest minds that have brought us the idea of the character archetype in the 20th century: Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung. Specifically, I focus on Jung’s position that the archetype is part of the collective unconscious.
According to Fritscher (2020):
The collective unconscious is a concept originally defined by psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Sometimes referred to as the “objective psyche,” it refers to the idea that a segment of the deepest unconscious mind is genetically inherited and is not shaped by personal experience.