Enid Balint connects Winnicott's thinking back to medicine, experimental method, to group and couples therapy, and to the thinking of Ferenczi, Michael Balint, Bion, Lacan, and Freud. Masud Khan was in many ways very different to Winnicott in personality. Whereas Winnicott was known for being notably undefended, Linda Hopkins refers to the several selves of Masud Khan. Harry Guntrip was like Winnicott in that he was a gifted clinician, lecturer, public speaker, and writer who bridged many disciplines. He was also unlike Winnicott in many ways and was confrontational and exclusive by contrast to Winnicott who was conciliatory, receptive, pluralist, and inclusive in carving his personal theoretical niche. Milner's like-mindedness with Winnicott preceded their acquaintance. Winnicott's implicit theory about theory and influence is evident in the fact that they wrote about the same phenomena separately during that time and also afterwards and that in the space between them thinking flourishes and finding/creating are often the same thing.