The Great Flaw: Superb Camouflage
The camouflage deployed by the Great Flaw is superb: on the one hand, it is unconscious; on the other hand, the conscious mind considers it unbelievable, too 'fantastic', denies its existence.
This camouflage is aided by current psychotherapy which, overall, ignores Bergler's work; and operates on the basis of a 3-layer psychic structure rather than the 5-layer structure he developed (See Adult / Layers link).
The 3-layer structure is essentially ineffectual when treating neurotics.
Bergler:"Without analyzing the basic masochistic substructure the neurotic cannot be changed.” (p. 62, Curable and Incurable Neurotics) (See also our Treatment / Critique link) NEXT: Evolution...