Your anima is the unconscious part of your mind that works automatically, without introspection or awareness. Some psychologists believe your anima affects your dreams, fears, and habits.

Psychologist Carl Jung came up with the ideas of anima and animus, parts of your psyche — or spirit — that connect with the deepest, most subconscious aspects of the mind. Originally, Jung used anima to talk about the feminine parts of a man's personality. The Latin origin of the word is animus, "rational soul, life, or intelligence," from a root that means "to blow" or "to breathe."

Definitions of anima
  1. noun
    (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
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    type of:
    ego, self
    your consciousness of your own identity
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