PSYCHIC APPARATUS AND ITS FUNCTION
Certain inadequacies of our, psychic functions and certain performances which are apparantly unintentional prove to be well motivated when subjected to psychoanalytic investigation, and are determined through the consciousness of unknown motives.
- It must not exceed a certain measure, which is firmly established through our estimation, and is designated by the expression "within normal limits."
- It must evince the character of the momentary and temporary disturbance. The same action must have been previously performed more correctly or we must always rely on ourselves to perform it more correctly; if we are corrected by others, we must immediately recognize the truth of the correction and the incorrectness of our psychic action.
- If we at all perceive a faulty action, we must not perceive in ourselves any motivation of the same, but must attempt to explain it through "inattention" or attribute it to an "accident."