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- Gestalt seeks the harmonious integration of all the complementary polarities of human behaviour (e.g. aggression and tenderness) rather than the elimination of one at the expense of the other or the illusory search for an 'unhappy' medium, the pale greyness of dulled feelings.

Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.