chapter  11
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I nterpersonal Ps ychoanalys is andS Ps ychology

JL th e last hesitant syllable as she spoke, turning what my patient had just said into an image so unexpectedly comic that I, equally unexpectedly, heard m yself responding with a laugh, "You do it with a band? Are they naked too?" This was a woman who until that moment seemed to possess no available sense of identity other than that of a grimly pitiful misfit, without humor but ever ready to be laughed at, and ostensibly incapable of experiencing a difference between being seen as zany and being seen as ridiculous.