“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Freud (Standard Edition, XIV, On Narcissism, p 98)
Those of us who do psychoanalytic work are privileged, challenged, subjected to, and expected to experience with our pts degrees of every common human feeling from grief to joy, from sadness to elation, and from cooperation to antagonism every working day. For most of us, this work is a calling. Each of us answers that calling differently. I can only try to share my experience. Answering that calling is my topic.