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Another really interesting topic I've wanted to delve into but can't really find a satisfying amount of info on. It's a theory put forward by Carl Jung and describes how we contain structures of the opposite sex within us. We grow up with this archtype of male and female and that archetype is influenced by strong male and female characters in our life ie Mum and Dad. If you are a male you have an anima which represents any qualities you deem feminine and if you're female you have an animus which represents the qualities you deem masculine.
These archtypes have a powerful influence on how you see and interact with the opposite sex as we project our anima/animus onto them. This is why we put them on pedastals or have relationships with people that resemble our parents (and only you cant see it.
Our relationship with our anima/animus can be of denial or acceptance as they are part of us and these qualities we project onto our partners wether good or bad our in fact our own and relating to your anima/animus is vital for growth and better relationships.
Anyway you guys prolly know this already but I just wanna show you where I'm at. I find this subject very interesting but I can never find out how exactly you go about relating to you're anima/animus. Would I have to start cross dressing or something lol?