It was Dr. Szondi's insight; (Controversial as it may be) that the Factors he identified (Factor word capitalized here to make it clearl that we are talking about the Szondi Test Factors which he believed were gene transmitted and exist in various mixtures in all humans.
The Szondi Test he invented and offered as 'Experimental', he believed filters out the relative mixture of the Factors. Each Factor representing strivings belonging to the nature of Factor named in the eest ensemble. that assertion subjects choices revealed a related potential in a person at the time he took the test, In this view if the select choices werestrong and persistent exageraged and presesient the test subject would probably in some degree be much like the mental disorder, which for purposes of study, a Factor takes its name. Here we are focusing on the [h] [s] pair that make up the Sex/Gender Vector to the exclusion of the other three Vector pairs. Later we will attempt to show the interrelation and ballancing of the settings occurs in all four Vector pairs.
In the choices made in the general population study a subject making ambivalent choices in both the [h] and [s] Factors would alert the test interpretor that the particular subject has symptomatic issues in that aspect of his life that the Factors represent the impulses, strivings, traits and inclinations related to that Facor. Even among those seeking medical or psychological assistance it is usually associated with obvious crisis events. often but always with anxiety, feelinf blocked, hypochondria, and sometimes, a pressing desire for relief from intolerable life situations or related stresses. It rarely is a persistent choice and is interpreted as 'transitional' and more stable settings for that subject can be expected to soon occur.
Here the subject makes and ambivalent choice in the [h] Factor and avoids the [s] Factor photos. With the ambient [h] one can asume the whole specrum of the [h] Factror strive for satisfaction with alernations as to the strivings represented by [h+] for tenderness and body rapport and the [h-] strivings for limited body rapport and mental equivalents associated with humanitarian affinities. The [s0] and the unavailability of the strivings belonging to the [s] Factor serves to add to the resulting conflict and potential to anxiety. In one case the setting appeared after a subject's wild and aggressive sexual affair where 'remorse' flooded his thinking afterward.
xxHere the ambivalence of thin the strivings of the [h+] and the [h-] strvce forsatisfaction though some occultation but the dilike choice in the [s]Factor suggests the interpretation that a bisome channel of regulation and comprmise are accessible by the subject has potentiollly some abilty to try somewhat for best fit to the situation, the sub-setting that exist in the tpe of choice, here the sub-settings of [h+s-], [h-s-] and the rare and therfore unexpected inversion to the missing choice [s+] with sadism potentially being the unrestrained operating striving.
While the both Facors open in the Vector is the lest frquen in the other three Vectors it is somewhat more freyuent. ThiThe suuject making thos avaidance of both the Facore does so by maeing other coices in the other three Vectors an event difficut to attribute to randon occurrace. To find the correct metaphors to explain interpretively what this represents in respect a person's strivings not driving him to some more comforable setting. in the sex/Gender Vector is something of a task. Szondi's capsule heading -- "Infantile sexuality, abstinence" is relevant and applies generally, but, a searh for some dynamics might suggest something along the concept that all the strivings of the entire sex/gender Vector are (using computer metaphors like in Photo-Shop program)-are ' GREYED OUT' AND NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR USE, until other conditions or procedures of the system have been acted on. Some cases may be endocrine in origin. One suggestion is the sex/gender Vector may be so conflicted by past traimas the subject has to avoid the entire sphere in order to cope with his life situation, or some extreem living out of the strivings have recently occurred.
This in some sence reprsents a 'lost of gender" for the subject