Although Winnicott offered little clear definition of the sense of the true self, in general he describes a state of feeling connected, whole, real, alive and spontaneous. This is a feeling of being real and alive in the mind and body: it is a state that produces the necessary conditions for intimacy and creativity. Winnicott did not imagine, however, that these were categorical distinctions, and because the true and false selves are potential states for everyone, he placed them along a continuum.
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