The shadow is an unconscious complex defined as the repressed, suppressed or disowned qualities of the conscious self. According to Jung, the human being deals with the reality of the shadow in four ways: denial, projection, integration and/or transmutation. According to Analytical psychology, a person's shadow may have both constructive and destructive aspects. In its more destructive aspects, the shadow can represent those things which people do not accept about themselves. For instance, the shadow of someone who identifies as being kind may be harsh or unkind. Conversely, the shadow of a person who is brutal may be gentle. In its more constructive aspects, a person's shadow may represent hidden positive qualities. This has been referred to as the "gold in the shadow". Jung emphasized the importance of being aware of shadow material and incorporating it into conscious awareness in order to avoid projecting shadow qualities on others. The shadow in dreams is often represented by dark figures of the same gender as the dreamer. By projecting your shadow onto someone else you may feel that by doing evil you're actually being "good". It's a combination of projection and rationalization. By projecting your shadow onto others you may identify with being a "hero" or even a vigilante, when in reality you're only harming a good person, due to some self involved interest. The best of us have some evil in us and even the worst of us have some good. You must become aware of your shadow side to not project and realize even people who may have done something you don't agree with morally(wronged you or a friend) may actually be a really good person. Are you in tune with your shadow side? Are you aware of the evil within yourself? Here are some quotes from an article which, the author quotes famous psychologist Dr. Carl Jung in many cases to prove his point.