anima /ˈanɪmə/

a

I. noun

1.
[Psychoanalysis] (in Jungian psychology) the feminine part of a man’s personality.

Often contrasted with animus (sense 3).
2.
[Psychoanalysis] the part of the psyche which is directed inwards, in touch with the subconscious.

persona and anima switch roles and merge in slow, smooth ways.
Often contrasted with persona.
– origin 1920s: from Latin, ‘mind, soul’.

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