Compulsive generosity (1975)
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This clinical paper describes a method of reconstruction of mental development by following the evolution of the infantile transference. It delineates a character structure borne out of a confusion between the mother's breasts and the little girl's buttocks as a solution to infantile anxieties which is symptomatically expressed as compulsive generosity. In the patient described, this character trait is formed around a single dominant unconscious infantile conflict.