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  1. I am only superficially familiar with Jung's theory. But, as far as I can imagine, the Shadow in his understanding of the personality structure is something that the person himself considers something so bad, immoral, dangerous, diabolical that he pushes it out of consciousness. But it is in the psyche, and in this part of the personality there is a lot of resource, strength, vitality. Therefore, it is useful to get acquainted with your Shadow and integrate it into your conscious personality. So that it is not destructive.

    For example, a kind person is fine. But a person who knows how to be only kind – one story. A person who can and knows how to be ferocious, and very appropriately ferocious – and yet kind-is a COMPLETELY different story, and depth, and possibilities.

    In a word, my version of the answer is what the person himself sincerely regards as evil, but what is in him, like absolutely everything human. And what relates-well, yes, and culturally determined by his environment/age/upbringing, and very seriously also individually, his personal views.

  2. Trickster, the personification of the Shadow, is a violator of all taboos, prohibitions of this culture. Therefore, in each civilization, the trickster looks different. Compare the Scandinavian Loki with the Slavic brownie. Eastern options are even more exotic.

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