The Child Archetype can have a variety of different joyful aspects, but in the shadow, behaves as a disempowerment tool. You may find yourself living in the past or in a fantasy world, where taking responsibility is unnecessary. Who are you blaming for your current situation? The Child tends to want to assign blame. There is an inability to “grow up,” meaning dependency, lack of progression, stagnation and not taking responsibility for one’s actions.
The Child can prevent you from healing from your past and going forward because this archetype never really wants to grow up, face the music and get down to business.