Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Introductory material from 2008-9 Posts--Ego Unfolding

It is useful to to keep in mind that the Szondi Test is so constructed that in each of the four Vectors, the test filters out four settings that are of only one 'prong' as the decided choice. Reversing this phrase, another way of saying this opens. The test subject who makes this choice, has to do so by unconsciously avoiding what the other three prongs and their strivings represent in his personality, at that moment.

These are called unitendency settings, because (in this logic ) its strivings appear unrestrained, they are therefor easier to state as models of what a  particular group strivings, needs, impulses carry in respect to a particular Szondi Factor. Nevertheless, what is absent and exists only background is what permits a unitendency effect to occur. In a subject's earlier and later test profiles his passage to or from a unitendency may reveal his conflicts and compromises in respect to that part of his heredity sphere striving for expression.

Here we are focusing on mankind's uniquely developed Ego, as selected testologically and the unitendancies are, if exaggerated, the same as definitions of of man's functional mind pathology.

Unitendencies of the Ego [Sch]izophrine of Szondi. [k=facial photos of Catatonics] [p=facial photos of Paranoids.]

[k0 p+]

Unrestrained ego expansion, obsession by antithetic tendencies (ideas of grandeur, religiosity, etc. )

[k0 p-]

Unrestrained projection (delusions of persecution.)

[k+ p0]

Exaggerated greed for power, excessive introjection, egoism, egocentricity, narcissism, [functional] autism.

[k- p0]

Repression of the primative stiving antitheses, manipulating contradictions;potentials to; excessive negation, self-disparagement, self-depreciation.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Szondi Analogs Development and DOMINANT Settings of the Ego

Szondi Analogs: Development and DOMINANT Settings of the Ego


Gen POP= 2237


[k0 p-] & [k+ p-]


[-0] [-+]Paths separate to dominant [k] or [p]




[0+] [±0] [+±] [-±]
"Like" affinities [k+] and [p+]
grow more freq-


[00] [±±] [k-!!]

AGED/ 65+

This is roughly based on the 'General Population, Hungary Pre-1944, its relivance is open to question. Yet it offers another way of looking at the question of distribution of Ego settings. Also, as soon as you look at definaable clinical or employment types various shifts of Ego settings is apparent and unexpected types appear. Szondi pointed out, ther is not one normal. but many.