That which I am calling the inner me is responsible for far more mental activity than that which I am calling the outer me. Consequently, far more of this book is taken up with inner me processes than with outer me ones. Despite the enormous importance of the inner me, until recently, research interest in it has been relatively slight. This is probably because of the reluctance of people to accept that so much mental activity takes place outside of conscious awareness. Drawing attention to the importance of the inner me is a central aim of this book.