The patients to whom Carl Jung's ideas applied represent a section of those who come for psychotherapy. They are the ones to whom experiences of rather dramatic and myth-like nature are important in giving meaning to their lives. It is clear that the patients need to have the capacity to dissociate enough for imagination to be treated as 'objective'. Defining the class of patient by using the categories of psychopathology is only partly successful. It will for instance be clear from the description of Jung's work that a patient would need to be intelligent if he were going to understand what Jung said to him—indeed there is no doubt that most of Jung's patients were gifted. Schools of analytical psychology have gradually formed which have tended to lay emphasis upon some aspect of Jung's work, omitting or playing down others.