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Kohut's Self Psychology
Self, Object/subject, selfobject, grandiose self, idealized selfobject, bipolar self.
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The essence of self psychology is its emphasis on narcissism, not as a pathological condition, but as a partial description of human development. Kohut sees narcissism as a motivating organizer of development in which love of r self precedes love for others.
The self is the core or center of the individual's initiative, motivating and providing a central purpose to the personality and responsible for patters of skills and goals.
In infancy the rudimentary self is made up of an object, which is an image of the idealized parent and a subject, the grandiose self that is the "aren't I wonderful" part of the child.
Not a person (a whole love object) but patterns or themes of unconscious thoughts, images, or representations of another.
The powerful parent
The tension between the grandiose self ( I deserve to get what I want) and an idealized view of the parents forms the two poles of the bipolar self.
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