One of his symptoms was bowing. When I asked why he bowed, he said, "I don't bow."
"Yes, you do."
"No, I don't bow."
"Wait a minute. You do this [the therapist bowed]. This is bowing; you bow."
"No, I don't bow."
"But you do this."
"That's not bowing."
"What is it?"
"It's balancing."
"What are you balancing?"
"What emotions?"
"Fear and loneliness." That is, when he was lonely, he wanted to get close to people (so he leaned forward). When he got close to people, he got scared and had to pull away (so he straightened up). But then he was lonely again.

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