Transference

Transference is the subconscious transfer of feelings from the past to the present. At the heart of the theory is the idea that our expectations of what other people are like, it dictated by what the people were like in our childhoods, especially our parents. It makes us project qualities on the world around us.

1. Transference is one of the most important and intriguing concepts in psychology. It refers to the unconsciously direction of feelings from a person in ones past to another in the present.

2. We have powerful but hidden tendencies to prejudge according to patterns laid down by our personal histories.

3. The goal of maturity in general and psychotherapy in particular is to help you to get on top of your transferences that means seeing the ways in which our views of authority or sexuality or uncertainty have been distorted.

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