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Paper 112—Personality Survival: P1—Personality's Nature, Reality, & The Self

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This week we segué from our serial study of the Mystery Monitors to Paper 112 Personality Survival. 

We'll start with the introductory section with its 14 points known about personality; then move to §1. Personality and Reality, and §2. The Self.

3. It [the personality] is not wholly subject to the fetters of antecedent causation. It is relatively creative or cocreative.

7. Personality is changeless in the presence of change.

10. Personality is unique, absolutely unique: It is unique in time and space; it is unique in eternity and on Paradise; it is unique when bestowed — there are no duplicates; it is unique during every moment of existence; it is unique in relation to God — he is no respecter of persons, but neither does he add them together, for they are nonaddable — they are associable but nontotalable.  (1225.5, 9, 12) 112:0.3,7, 12 .

Physical life is a process taking place not so much within the organism as between the organism and the environment. And every such process tends to create and establish organismal patterns of reaction to such an environment. And all such directive patterns are highly influential in goal choosing.

It is through the mediation of mind that the self and the environment establish meaningful contact. The ability and willingness of the organism to make such significant contacts with environment (response to a drive) represents the attitude of the whole personality.

Personality cannot very well perform in isolation. Man is innately a social creature; he is dominated by the craving of belongingness. It is literally true, “No man lives unto himself.”  (1227.4–6) 112:1.14–16

That personality is superordinate.  (1227.13) 112:2.4 3.


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