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How could one explain oneself ...                    COMPLEXES


Complexes can be negative or positive (also, as what and how you see them).

Picked out indiscriminately: religion e.g. or hatred of strangers. To produce offspring or to avoid certain areas. Fight against the existing or fear of danger. etc.

So, there is a wide field.

All run on the midpoint-mechanics; have corresponding influence in the psyche.

Complexes are often difficult or impossible to change, e.g. those that are in the primordial structures. I.e. also, they don't learn anything about it.


So, you can say: complex means trapped.

They surround themselves with walls with the aim of maintaining certain attitudes, attitudes, reflexes under all circumstances and influence other centers with their peculiarity of maintaining what he has learned in a particular situation.

So they are rigid and do not act like other midpoints, which are flexible and play a role in the concert of the brain's goals.

This is of course inconvenient. The outside and inside world is constantly changing. The central point of life in general and the resulting requirement should be that people adapt to these changes.

This is usually the case. However, complexes prevent this, as do prejudices, delusion, stubbornness, intolerance. And especially fanaticism or dogmatism.


It is usually difficult to change or dissolve them. If you have recognized a complex and tried to work on it, you will encounter considerable resistance.

One way would be to become aware of them again and again, i.e. perceive them, and try to link them to healthy and appropriate behavior.

The best way to do this is through feelings.

Mind or reason. can say x times: "It is nonsense what you do or think." As long as you have not convinced the feeling, it will hardly help. "

Since adaptation is the central point of life, all psychological goals should be adaptably changeable with their centers. Complexes resist any kind of change, but influence other centers. But anything that is rigid can be an obstacle to the flexibility of the psyche.




 Excerpt from my book: The Disenchantment of Consciousness:
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Explain 'complex' again," said CP.


"It’s a midpoint, a neural network that is unable to adapt and offers strong resistance to attempts at change."


"Has he encapsulated himself?"


“Yes, in contrast to the midpoints, which can always learn.


A cluster is therefore a midpoint, which is responsible among other things for routines, such as movements, recurring actions, learned reactions. Can you give a graphic example? "CP asked.


"Well, about a tic - a short and uncontrollable motor contraction of individual muscles in the face - is a complex. By contrast, normal facial expressions are a cluster. "


"There are, as you said, many clusters in one - skills, learned procedures, behaviours, attitudes, etc.


Can one say: complex means enclosed?"


"Yes, he surrounds himself with walls. His goal is to maintain certain attitudes, postures, reflexes under all circumstances, and to influence other midpoints with his peculiarity of maintaining what he has once learned in a particular situation.


There are also among others Life- complex, producer-complex, succession-complex. These lie entirely in the depths of the human being. This is how he is born and they practically cannot be changed.



     The life-complex is the drive to live as long as you can, regardless of the circumstances.


    The producer-complex is the mainspring to produce offspring, regardless of the environmental conditions.


   The succession-complex is devotion to someone who has been given special skills and whom one trusts to the point of blindness.



As with all complexes, there is a risk of not adapting to the changed circumstances. "


"That means," thought CP, "they are rigid and do not act like other central points that are flexible and play along in concert with the goals of the brain."


“Yes, they don't act like the healthy midpoints, and don't learn and thus disrupt the flexibility and adaptation of the brain. This is of course unfavourable. The outside world is constantly changing. The central point of life in general and the resulting requirement should be that man adapts to these changes.


That's usually the case as well. Complexities prevent this, as do prejudices*, delusions, stubbornness, intolerance*. And especially fanaticism or dogmatism. "


 "This is quite common," commented CP.





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