chapter  4
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Intrapsychic Structures

To examine the intrapsychic structure of the schizoid patient is to explore the heart, the essential nature, of schizoidness.

What is the specific schizoid paradigm? In other words, what conditions does the schizoid experience that must be converted into a working model of attachment? What kind of deal does the schizoid negotiate in order to gain the benefits of attachment while avoiding the anxieties and dangers of nonattachment?