Bridging psychological type and depth psychology

Editors: Carol Shumate, Mark Hunziker, Jenny Soper, Amy Evers, Christopher Ross, and Olivia Ireland (Art Editor)

Next Issue: January


Submit Manuscripts to: (See also “6. Submission Directions,” below.)

General Considerations: Personality Type in Depth (PTD) publishes articles that relate to the interface of psychological type and depth psychology, and seeks articles that demonstrate unusual subject matter expertise or relate personality type to other subjects. Contributions may focus on theory, research, applications, case studies, personal stories, exercises for practitioners, or tie multiple approaches together (e.g., application with research and theory).

Authors may argue any side of any subject but must demonstrate subject matter expertise and include evidence for assertions (see 1.4 below). Articles should be written for a broad audience and free of jargon specific to specialized disciplines or methodologies. Submissions may be long or short and commonly range from 1,000 to 6,000 words, but other lengths may be considered.

For inquiries, contact: See also “6. Submission Directions,” below.



1.  Criteria for Article Acceptance
2.  Style Preferences
2.1  Type Terminology
2.2  Stereotyping
2.3  Source References, Citations, and Bibliography
2.4  Journalistic Style
3.  Submission Directions
4.  Author / Editor Communications
5.  Copyright Policy


1.  Criteria for Article Acceptance:

1.1.  Must relate to Jungian personality type and be understandable to readers with modest type-knowledge.

1.2.  Must have a clear and focused thesis or theme.

1.3.  Text must be relevant to the thesis or theme.

1.4.  Must provide sufficient evidence to support assertions. “Evidence” may consist of citations of research, surveys, or published experts. It can range from statistics to personal experience, including observations.

1.5.  Must have some element of originality.

1.6.  Must be coherently organized.

2.  Style Preferences:

2.1  Type Terminology – For MBTI®-related terms, refer to CAPT Editorial Guidelines [], section 9. MBTI Style Requirements. Generalized statements that imply inclusion of both attitudes of a function should be avoided wherever possible and the function-attitudes specified. Where relevant, their positions should also be noted. Examples:

Instead of: Consider:
The HR director was a Feeling type. The HR director was a dominant extraverted feeling type.
Often, ENFPs don’t pay much attention to details. ENFPs’ inferior introverted sensation can manifest as inattention to details.

2.2  Stereotyping – Avoid over-generalizing when discussing type by using modifiers. Examples:

Instead of: Consider:
Introverts are uncomfortable at parties. Introverts tend to be more comfortable at small parties than large ones.
INTPs are lateral thinkers. Some INTPs report skill at lateral thinking.
Introverted sensing types have good memories. Introverted sensing types often notice when something is out of place.

 2.3.  References, Citations, and Bibliography – With few exceptions (noted below), references and citations should conform to the style of the American Psychological Association. (See or

2.3.1.  All quotations and paraphrased statements must cite the source by date(s) and either page number(s) or in the case of Jung’s Collected Works, by paragraph number(s). E.g., (para. 3).

2.3.2 .  Only works which are cited should be included in a “References” list.

2.3.3.  No additional “Bibliography” or “Recommended Reading” lists are to be included.

2.3.4.   Where a cited source is a revised edition, the date of the original publication and the date of the version being used should be included in the in-text citation. E.g., (1921/1971). This same format should be used in the References list. E.g.: Jung, C.G. (1961/1989). Memories, dreams, and reflections. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

2.4.  Journalistic Style – Articles may be written in first- or third-person, and may make a case for using certain tools, approaches, or methodologies, but should use journalistic (neutral, objective) language rather than promotional language or personal judgments.

 3.  Submission Directions:

3.1.  Submit manuscripts electronically as email attachments in Microsoft Word 97-2003 or later versions to

3.2.  Please include:

3.2.1.  Author’s brief biography – <80 words (required);

3.2.2.  Photo of author (optional);

3.2.3.  Graphics (public domain or author’s original artwork, photos, graphs, etc.) that illustrate or augment the article’s text (optional).

3.3.  Do not include:  headers, page numbers, etc.

 4.  Author / Editor Communication:

4.1.  The editors welcome inquiries from prospective authors, and are open to discussing possible topics and approaches by phone. Contact us at: 802-849-6561 or

4.2.  The author will receive an email confirmation of receipt of each submission within seven days. If no confirmation is received, please contact us at 802-849-6561.

4.3.  All accepted articles will be subject to editorial revisions for considerations such as grammar, style conventions, or readability. Authors will always be given the opportunity to accept, reject, or debate the editors’ revisions; and no article will be published until and unless agreement can be reached on all content.

5.  Copyright Policy:

5.1.  The author certifies that the article submitted is his/her own original work, except as properly noted.

5.2.  All submitted materials are the exclusive property of the author.  Personality Type in Depth only requests publishing rights. This means:

5.2.1.the author grants PTD permission to post his/her article on the web for an unlimited time period;

5.2.2.the author agrees not to submit this same article to another electronic journal or post on another site while under PTD consideration; and not to subsequently post it on another electronic journal or site without first obtaining permission from PTD (posting on his / her own website is permitted);

5.2.3.the author may re-publish a Personality Type in Depth article in a print (non-electronic) journal, referencing PTD.

5.3.  Authors of previously published articles (electronic or print) are responsible for obtaining all required permissions and making appropriate notations for republishing in PTD.

5.4.  It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain clearance for use of any material (including graphics) requiring copyright permission.

5.5.  Articles that are not otherwise copyrighted will be covered by PTD’s copyright.