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The client was able to access and discuss his anger toward me, a major step in moving beyond his grandiose transference toward me and instead beginning to integrate me as a whole object--both gratifying and ungratifying.
Another character complains similarly, "How ungratifying to think about the future.
The repetition of identical passages in different texts - in "Extended Notes from Sight Point Road" and in an interview with Peter Eisenman, for example - are ungratifying for the attentive reader.
This often includes an inability to move beyond splitting the world and significant others into artificial dichotomies of gratifying or ungratifying.