chapter  6
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The ‘I’ of the personality

The thesis here is that the recognition of the ‘I’ of the personality is not an automatic, mechanical process; it is in fact generated and maintained by our daily creativeness. Refl ections on this creative capacity derive, of course, from contributions of authors such as Bion, Bollas, Ferro, Fromm, Grotstein, Lear, Meissner, Modell, Rosenfeld, Schaefer, Siegel and Winnicott. I shall thus try to present what amounts to converging notes regarding our increasing appreciation of our inner ‘I.’