Character archetypes abound in literature from the earliest times. Whether it be fairy or folk tales, religious or tribal mythology, there are examples galore of people, animals and creatures used to define a distinctive type of person – the ‘wise man’ (Mufasa in Lion King), or the ‘cruel, selfish conniver’ (Cruella in 101 Dalmations) are just some examples.
This infographic presents examples in film and literature that reflect 12 universal and timeless character archetypes, as defined by the iconic Carl Jung, who called them universal human motivations. Or, the aspirational foundation of every human being.
Infographic by – Point Park