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character

-(from the Greek 'permanently engraved'). Used in the original meaning of the word by many American writers, including Perls and Goodman, in the sense of rigid patterns of behaviour, when the creative adjustment of the self does not function with the necessary flexibility.
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Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.

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