Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding by Florence Littauer

By Florence Littauer

Knowing the facility of personalityIn character Plus, Florence Littauer delivers invaluable perception for appreciating your extraordinary, God-given character. This enticing publication additionally presents keys to knowing these round you. you will easy methods to accept-and even enjoy-the characteristics that make each one people so diversified. via funny anecdotes and simple guidance, character Plus publications you to enhance upon your strengths and proper your weaknesses.

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Vastly complicated" because we are both "subject to the effects the work produces" in us as readers and "committed to the analysis of these effects" as critics (177). Similarly, the model of reading as an empathic event recognizes that the critic/ Page 27 reader, in the acts of reading and interpreting, is simultaneously cast in the roles of reader/analysand and critic/analyst. Moreover, it also recognizes that the critic's text, in turn, can be subjected to a psycho-critical reading. Like the analyst, the empathic critic/reader focuses attention on the disruptive and disturbing responsesthe anger, anxiety, disgust, boredom, fear of encroachment, need to master or desire to rescueengendered by the characters and texts being investigated.

I wonder what I look like in your eyes," comments another. ," yet another realizes. "When I am talking with a need to talk, there's got to be a listener" (Goldberg, Page 4 Psychology 149, 131, 409, 277, 5859, 62). In these statements, we sense the vast neediness and fragile self-stability of narcissistically defective individuals and their urgent desire for an empathic listener. " Developing through the psychoanalytic process what he came to call the "psychology of the self," Kohut evolved a new metapsychology, one that provides a radical departure from Freudian psychoanalysis.

Through his analytic work with narcissistically disturbed patients, Kohut slowly fit together the pieces of the "tragic" individual's puzzling condition. Central to the psychoanalytic transaction is the transference in which the analysand, instead of consciously remembering the past, unconsciously reproduces it by repeating and acting out infantile and Page 14 early needs and relationships with the analyst, who becomes an amalgam of significant early figuresespecially parental figures. The patients Kohut treated were generally considered unanalyzable by classical standards.

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