The capacity to be alone.

@article{Winnicott1958TheCT,
  title={The capacity to be alone.},
  author={Donald Woods Winnicott},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={1958},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          416-20
        }
}
  • D. Winnicott
  • Published 1958
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
I wish to make an examination of the capacity of the individual to be alone, acting on the assumption that this capacity is one of the most important signs of maturity in emotional development. In almost all our psycho-analytic treatments there come times when the ability to be alone is important to the patient. Clinically this may be represented by a silent phase or a silent session, and this silence, far from being evidence of resistance, turns out to be an achievement on the part of the… Expand

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The capacity to be alone.
  • D. Winnicott
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1958
I wish to make an examination of the capacity of the individual to be alone, acting on the assumption that this capacity is one of the most important signs of maturity in emotional development. InExpand