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Paul Grobstein's picture

constructing others and ourselves

" Perhaps human behavior, then, serves as a means of hiding, enhancing, altering, and showing off ..."

An intriguing idea, with two parts.  That we try to shape others by our perceptions of them, and that we try to shape ourselves by trying to control the perceptions of others?  The former is more widely explored, both in psychological research and in relation to the psychoanalytic concepts of projection and transference.  The latter .... might take some more digging.  Maybe there's a web paper in here somewhere?

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