chapter  22
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The history of subpersonalities: from early cultures to today

Phaedrus, he speaks more concretely of a three-part psyche, imaged as a charioteer and two horses. The charioteer guides the chariot and makes decisions about the destination. One horse is a lover of honour, modesty and temperance, who seems to be prudent and restrained; the other a crooked, lumbering animal with insolence, pride and impulsiveness, who seems to be the voice of instinct. This again sounds familiar.