By Mary Sherrill Durham
Explores suggestions of vengeance, revenge fantasies, and the granting or withholding of forgiveness as they're manifested to the therapist in the course of remedy. Argues that revenge is generally expressed in a single of 2 methods, and categorizes sufferers into archetypes: the Exploited- Repressive person and the Vindictive personality. contains separate chapters on revenge and forgiveness as they're expressed by means of little ones and teens, and by way of offenders.
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Extra info for The Therapist's Encounters with Revenge and Forgiveness
He arrives with a chip on his shoulder. In his view he has been treated unfairly, and his inclination to retaliate is likely to be experienced very soon in the transference. Early experiences of the Vindictive Character In Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge, Jacoby wrote: Until the last fifteen years, which have seen a rise of psychiatric interest in narcissistic personality disorders, psychiatrists displayed little interest in analyzing the nature of vindictive aggression. Freud himself had relatively little to say on the specific problem of vindictive drives, although they certainly play a role in a number of the experiences he regarded as critical influences on human development.
Early experiences of the Vindictive Character In Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge, Jacoby wrote: Until the last fifteen years, which have seen a rise of psychiatric interest in narcissistic personality disorders, psychiatrists displayed little interest in analyzing the nature of vindictive aggression. Freud himself had relatively little to say on the specific problem of vindictive drives, although they certainly play a role in a number of the experiences he regarded as critical influences on human development.
As Mrs Hawker expressed it in Angela Huth’s story, Mistral, ‘I’m not one to take offense. 88). In obsessively protesting against his parents’ treatment of him, the Exploited- THE EXPLOITED REPRESSIVE PATIENT 41 Repressive patient has, of course, taken offense. But if the work goes well, he will, like Mrs Hawker, come to realize that he has consumed his own time in vengeful pondering and grudging, and he will proceed to free himself of both his parents’ exploitation and his own obsessing by directing his energies in his own chosen direction.