chapter  18
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Being schizoid (This chapter also owes much to Guntrip)

To recapitulate. Basic units of experience are organized, in the course of development, into more complex structures. At first, they are like islands: isolated mental and physical functions preceding the stage of the cohesive self. These complex structures are dynamic from the start, involving motivation and action as well as imagery: they are structures of functions. At first, they are isolated from one another because there has not as yet been enough experience to create the links and interconnections which create more extensive structures.