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Were she not rich, M. would be one of the social problems that the social workers cannot understand or
handle, e. g., there is a type who never sticks to anything, not because he is bored quickly, or is inefficient, but
because he is at the mercy of the new and irrelevant. Without sufficient means he throws up his job and tries
to get the new work he longs to do. Sometimes he fails to get it, and then he becomes an unemployed
This type of uncontrolled energy reaches its height in the manical or manic phase of the disease already
described as manic depressive insanity. The "manic personality," which need not become insane, is
characterized by high energy, vivacious emotions, rapid flow of thought and irrelevant associations.
4. The mesokinetic--medium or average in their energy (feeling and power)--run the range of the vast groups
we call the average. This type is spurred on by necessity, custom and habit to steady work and steady living.
Possessed of practical wisdom, their world is narrow, their affections only called out for their kindred and
immediate friends. Their interests are largely away from their work and as a rule do not include the past or
future of the race. Usually conservative, they accept the moral standards as absolute and are quick to resent
changes in custom. They follow leaders cheerfully, are capable of intense loyalty to that cause which they
believe to stand for their interests. Yet each individual of the mass of men, though he never rises above
mediocrity, presents to his intimates a grouping of qualities and peculiarities that gives him a distinct
C. is one of those individuals whose mediocre energy has stood between him and so-called success. At present
he is forty and occupies about the same position that he did at twenty. As a boy he was fond of play but never
excelled in any sport and never occupied a place of leadership. He had the usual pugnacious code of boys, but
because he was friendly and good-nat...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.
- Spring '11