Jim is a retired sawmiller. He never married, and he has lived and worked all over the country. He is 62 years old now and he spends most of his time sitting and smoking. He rarely asks questions and seldom spontaneously volunteers anything much. He likes a game of pool, but most of the time he seems content with his own company. Jim can be readily engaged in conversation. He describes his life as a sawmiller and recounts stories from his war service. He is always willing to be involved in psychological testing or experimental sessions, but displays no great interest in what he is being asked to do. On first acquaintance there is nothing remarkable about him at all; he seems out of place in one of the long-stay wards of a psychiatric hospital.