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Old 05-10-2011
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Psyche Splitting Versus Primitive Idealization

I would like to specify few concept which I find confusing,

Splitting vs primitive idealization

In splitting person have divided external things into two extremes good or bad and they rapidly shifts these things either good or bad, Whereas in primitive idealization person have similar thinking but there is no shifting between good and bad things i.e, idealize personality remains ideal in any circumstances.

Let me quote one example of each condition:
A child after attending his first class from a new teacher responds that he is the best teacher he ever met,on the next day when this teacher ask a question from him and he is unable to answer,he respond that this teacher is too rude and proud!(splitting)

Whereas in primitive Idealization
The teacher which is idealize in the above case will remain ideal and the individual curse himself not been able to answer a simple question.
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