chapter  XXII
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It is effective, however, only in what I call ‘simple char­ acter traits’ in which the person had been brought up with poor ideals and lack of discipline. It is useless where these same disorders are due to repressed and dissociated complexes over which the person has no control. It is useless to tell the girl with morbid self-consciousness or the one with claustro­ phobia, or the one who has obsessional compulsions, to exercise her will; she replies, ‘I only wish I could.5