A decisive step in the construction of the child, hate expresses a destructiveness that overcomes the initial resistance to autonomy. Freud illustrates this with the Fort-Da wherein the child exercises, then overcomes, his controlling drive. And D. W. Winnicott insists on the crucial role of the mother during this step in which hate is redirected against her. For Freud as for D. W. Winnicott, hate is at the origin of thought: without hate, there would be no separation, and no construction of the psyche-body.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 331-339.
If the model of the infantile organization of the psychical economy is the paradigm for analytical treatment, might not the model of the end-of-adolescence process be the paradigm for the “ ending ” of the analysis ? The notion of drive for control, a constituent of the psychical apparatus, once it is differentiated from the relation of control, especially its mortifying, negative aspects, will be the basis for an exploration of the processes involved in the establishment of the subject’s narcissistic foundations and, by permitting him to free himself from an alienating relationship with the primordial object, a pre-condition for his subjectivation.