The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- a feature of courting animals and humans, and therefore possesses an instinctual basis.
- everyone is part exhibitionist since showing off one's skills and possessions (including of the body) increases a person's value in the eyes of others, in whom it stimulates desire.
- often used by the unconscious as a compensatory element in elevating a degraded part or instead in lowering the artificially elevated part of the dreamer's personality.
- refusing, eliminating: an important element on the path to emotional experience; a prerequisite for a future perfect understanding of the exhibitionism within, as well as a prerequisite for a compassionate perspective on similar traits.