Self-attitude as a Phenomenological Field of Diagnosis of Psychological Boundaries of the Personality



The article is devoted to the identification of opportunities and prognostic analysis of psychological diagnostic tools of personality boundaries in the system of personal relations. Meaningfully, the boundaries are presented as a special space for the formation of self – concept and self – relation, functionally as intra – and intersystem connections and barriers. The system aspects of personality as the universal self, of personality as self-identification and self-concept as a cognizant aspect of the Self are considered. Methods of restructuring the internal and external fields of these systems and subsystems and direction on the dynamics of boundaries are explained by the transformation of the system of personal relations. The boundaries of Self and non-Self act as a tool of its relationship in the field WITH and BETWEEN. The article highlights the substantial parameters of self-relation applicable to the assessment of the state and functions of personality boundaries: the system characteristics of self-relation and its configuration depending on the affective cognitive style of the individual and the attitude to the non-self.

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Keywords: psychological boundaries, personality, identity, self-concept, self-attitude, dialogue between self and non-self, affective cognitive style, transformations and deformities of personality

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Shapoval I.A., Fominykh E.S. Self-attitude as a Phenomenological Field of Diagnosis of Psychological Boundaries of the Personality [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 13–27. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2018070102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Irina A. Shapoval, Doctor of Education, Professor, Department of special psychology, Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russia, e-mail:

Ekaterina S. Fominykh, PhD in Psychology, Assistant professor, Department of special psychology, Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russia, e-mail:



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