The short definitions of dynamisms were created from content analysis of all response units rated for dynamisms in the autobiographical material, part of which is included in Volume 2. The weak and strong forms, distinguished for several dynamisms of level III, allow for better distinction between weak and strong multilevel development. Hence, in the last part of the table, the weak forms are listed at the II-III interface. There, also, it will be easy to see that group A is stronger than group B. In level IV, the position of self-awareness was changed because self-awareness appears to be more of a pervasive feature of the level than a specific dynamism; likewise, for authentism. Dynamisms placed in the C category in Figure 1 are not included in this table. (Dabrowski, 1977, pp. 44-45)
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