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Ferruta, A. (2019). normal ve patolojik narsisizm arasında süreklilik veya süreksizlik: salınımlı ruhsal biçimlenimler. Psk. Yaz., 39:127-144.

(2019). Psikanaliz Yazıları (Psychoanalytic Writings), 39:127-144

normal ve patolojik narsisizm arasında süreklilik veya süreksizlik: salınımlı ruhsal biçimlenimler

(Continuity or Discontinuity between Healthy and Pathological Narcissism: Oscillatory Configurations)

Anna Ferruta

Translated by:
Ayten Dursun Sökücü

The concept of narcissism, starting from Freud, includes a temporal dimension and not only a structural one; there is oscillation between positions of a healthy retreat from the relationship with the other and a return toward objects. In some narcissistic pathologies there is an imprisonment in a relationship with the primary object, which doesn't function as an «open and useful space to the mental objectivation of transient desires» (Bollas), but instead blocks the subject in a static position and restricts unconscious freedom. The analyst's function is described as a living mirror that can oscillate between otherness and identity, in reference to three clinical case. The dream is shown as a model of this oscillation, where escape from object investments and attraction toward characters and emotions of the not-me world are proposed.

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