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Smartness and stupidity in neurosis

Smartness and stupidity in neurosis Conclusion Neither absolute doubting of the validity of what others say, nor absolute acceptance, are healthy ways of using the intellect. In both instances real thinking is avoided and self-idealization increased. Unfettered thought, with real courage to make efforts at understanding, could express an ideal for analytic work as well as for living and growing. This is one of the freedoms an individual accords to himself and others, in the search for truth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Smartness and stupidity in neurosis

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 11 (1): 6 – Dec 1, 1951

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Springer Journals
Copyright
1951 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872803
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Abstract

Conclusion Neither absolute doubting of the validity of what others say, nor absolute acceptance, are healthy ways of using the intellect. In both instances real thinking is avoided and self-idealization increased. Unfettered thought, with real courage to make efforts at understanding, could express an ideal for analytic work as well as for living and growing. This is one of the freedoms an individual accords to himself and others, in the search for truth.

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 1951

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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