Ask it to invite another ego state or an introject
into the empty chair that relates directly to its confusion.
The conflicting impulses to introject
and to reject, triggered by loss, are triggered simply by surviving, by living on.
By trying to transform her teeth into ideas, Egaeus is attempting to assimilate or to introject
them into his own symbolic order; if he were able to take possession of them, rational order could be restored.
That reengagement aesthetically trans-codes a libidinal movement from "Godwin" to "Shelley," which allows Mary Shelley to reemerge as a writing subject by transferring her desire for a "Godwin" she could only introject
as corpse, to a "Shelley" no longer abjected as the excessively idealistic Woodville but incorporated into the figure of Euthanasia, the heroine of Valperga.
These two ego-states were introjects
that constantly gave negative feedback when the patient had to talk in front of other people and superiors.
Patient and therapist introject
, interpersonal process, and differential psychotherapy outcome.
A person will have an introject
(internalised impression) of each current friend, will have an introject
of a parent or guardian from when the client was 5 years old, and will have a different introject
of that same person as he or she is perceived in today's life (if currently living).
A child that does not introject
admired qualities, who remains fixated in projective identification, develops a 'pseudo-mature' character structure, Winnicott's "false self.
11) Although the idea of the introject
comes from Freud, it was Perls (1947) who noted the difference between taking nourishing material from the outside and assimilating it versus taking material from the outside that is indigestible and therefore unassimilable because it attacks (on a reflective level) what one moves toward on the level of basic need or desire (prereflective level).
The identification of Falstaff with the melancholic cat or of Macbeth with the fierce baited bear allows each character to introject
the ontological order of the world in such a way that each is produced as "emotionally justified, ethically naturalized, and humorally subjectified" (145).
Richter's paintings, which treat a portrait, a landscape, or an abstraction as equivalent, introject
the camera's horrific indifference to any subject.
Falstaff's identification with a melancholy cat thus "may be self-interested, but it is not sentimental," nor is it merely anthropomorphic projection; instead it serves "to introject
the natural, God-given self-sameness of cat melancholy--expressed in flesh and fur and howling--into an emotionally justified, ethically naturalized, and humorally subjectified Falstaff" (121).