in this description the inner world is the personal world in so far as it is, in fantasy, held within the bounds of the Ego - and within the body’s skin. This inner world can now be examined as a thing in itself, though of course in life the inner world of a person is all the time subject to changes according to the events in the external relationships of that person, and according to the instinctual impulses that reach climax, or that only partially succeed, or that quite fail to reach gratification.