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Eisnitz, A.J. (1969). Narcissistic Object Choice, Self Representation. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 50:15-25.

(1969). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 50:15-25

Narcissistic Object Choice, Self Representation

Alan J. Eisnitz


1. Narcissistic object choice is re-examined in

relation to the concept of the self representation.

2. The role of narcissistic object choice as a stabilizer of the self representation is described. Its occurrence in normal development and in instances of pathology is noted.

3. The potential for narcissistic object choice is shown to exist at all levels of development.

4. Narcissistic object choice as a factor influencing defences and neurotic symptoms over a wide range is indicated.

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