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Being of Two Minds by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 4

COLLUSION AND ITS PLACE IN THE VERTICAL SPLIT

We have noted the ever-present role of subtle or overt parental encouragement or license in the early development of disavowal. For the most part, this phenomenon is seen in cases that manifest a clear, conscious separation of one way of behaving from that of another, that is, in cases that are designated either as narcissistic personality disorders or narcissistic behavior disorders. There is a more ubiquitous, but perhaps less clear occurrence of the split, however, found in certain states of disavowal in which the existence of the parallel personality yields little comfort or pleasure. The individual who suffers from this form of split regularly becomes overwhelmed by a dysphoria more ...

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