The Psychological Theory of Michael Balint
Discussed here are some of Michael Balint's contributions in the field of two-person psychology: his observations upon the importance of object-relations in human development, his theoretical presentation of the concept of the “basic fault,” and his description of two character types, the ocnophil and the philobat. A concluding statement attempts to link Balint's theoretical concepts to issues of health and maturity as encountered by physicians in general medical practice.
Psychiatry in Medicine
3 Psychiatry Med. 407 (1972)