ABSTRACT

Yet these would be readily identified by another analyst. The third course, therefore, is to place himself in the pO'sition of patient. This is the best course, for in no other way can he be sure of ridding himself of his repressions and all that they imply-partial and biassed views, weaknesses, inconsistencies, some traits in his character stunted, others too dominant. By showing him the worst about himself, and the best, it substitutes tolerance for intolerance and gives a degree of self-knowledge which cannot be gained in any other way. Further, once he is acquainted with the stages of his own psychical development, he knows the psychology of every patient who comes under his care. In a word, he is provided, so far as his natural endowments allow, with a personality in which strength, sympathy, understanding, and love of truth are the main features ; and this is precisely the personality which neurotics must be able to find in any physician who is

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