ABSTRACT

Allthisimpliesthattheanalyst'sfirstduty istobepassiveandnotactive.Heleaves

6T thefieldtohispatient,allowinghimcomplete freedomtorevealhistemperament,whilehe onhispartmerelylistens,follows,notes.In noway·andinnosenseishetobidforor showanyparticularfeeling,acceptanyparticularrelationshiporleadalonganyparticular path.Thismaysoundsimple,butisatfirst farfromeasytodo.Itisdifficultforreasons whichcanbeshortlystated.Ananalysis impliesadisplayofthewholegamutofthe patient'smoodsandfeelings.Fear,love, hate,jealousy,obstinacy,mistrust,pride, disgustandallthepermutationsandcombinationsoftheseandotheremotionsmanifest themselvesinalldegreesofstrength,andas weshalllearnlaterareinvariablydirectedat thephysician.Love,forexample,willlead thepatienttotrytoappealtohisaffection; hatewillbringforthangerandallthehard andbitteraccusationswhichitprompts; obstinacyimpliesunreasoningoppositionto thetreatmentateverystep.Thoughitisnot tobesupposedthattheanalyticalthermometeralwaysregistershighinrespecttothese matters,eachdaycomeschargedwithfeeling ofsomekind,andprovidedthetreatmentis

runningfavourably,outburstsofpent-up emotionwilloccurfromtime-totime.