In Analytical Psychology, a method of psychoanalysis pioneered by Carl Gustav Jung, the concept of a primitive form of thought that serves as the backbone for our stories and literature is known as an Archetype. Archetypes are cultural tropes and conventions, prototypical images that can potentially be represented as beings of thought or characters in myth. There are many Archetypes that exist in Jungian philosophy: what follows are a list of the more common and relevant Archetypes. More often than not, you can find your tulpae will fit under at least one classification of Archetype. For more detailed Archetypes, see the Ego and the Shadow.