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Feder, S. (1974). On Being Frank. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 1:277-281.

(1974). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 1:277-281

On Being Frank

Stuart Feder


Clearly, 'to tell the truth' is not synonymous with the telling of 'the whole truth, nothing but the truth', or the various means by which the truth may be manipulated or distorted, concealed or revealed. The characterology of frankness is discussed in terms of its component elements, genetic roots, instinctual aims and psychic function. An illustrative clinical example is presented.

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