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The first person’s expectation was fulfilled, thus making it more likely that he or she will repeat the type of action that evoked the consequent appreciative reaction in a similar future situation. Through such com- 32 KEY COMPETENCIES IN BRIEF DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY plimentary transactions, an interpersonal style tends to become selfperpetuating (Benjamin, 1993; Kiesler, 1996; Strupp & Binder, 1984; Wachtel, 1993). Personality structures and the corresponding interpersonal patterns that have been established in the past exert a powerful influence on how new interpersonal situations are perceived, interpreted, and responded to.
What appeared to strike a resonant chord was that, in both situations, he did not feel that he received adequate guidance and support from authority figures: in his family the perceived negligence came from his parents, whereas at work it came from his supervisor. 5. A final theme refers to conflict, whether intrapsychic, interpersonal, or both (as in the relational model). Classic psychoanalytic theory conceptualizes intrapsychic conflict in terms of biologically based wishes and their derivatives that are opposed by internalized social prohibitions (Mitchell & Black, 1995).
When things did not work out and she felt spurned, her self-image as unlovable was reinforced, as was her image of men as inevitably “put off” by her. On the other hand, when a man who appeared compatible expressed an interest in her, Ms. Brody became critical of even minor foibles she detected in him. She was exquisitely sensitive to any indication of emotional neediness in the man, and tended to misinterpret expressions of his desire for intimacy as early warnings of stifling restrictions, which she anticipated he would place on her autonomy.