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The importance of unconscious which embraces the whole field of Freudian psychology has also been recognized by Freud with regard to the role that it plays in frustration.
Freud has made people conscious of the fact as to how unresolved frustrations are carried out for long periods of years consciously or unconsciously from infancy or early childhood. The author remembers an incident in this connection. When she was about 6 years old, her mother once prepared cake for the family.
When the author returned home after play in the evening, she found that no cake was left for her. This incident did hurt the author terribly and she was deeply upset by the careless attitude of her mother towards her. She somehow had the impression at the moment that the mother did not love her so much as she loved her other children and this very feeling did hurt her terribly.
After this incident, however, the author had never any occasion for even once to have a hitch with her mother. Instead she always respected, loved and appreciated her. Strangely enough after 30 years of this incident she saw a dream that she was trying to kill her own mother by strangling her neck. This dream she visualized 2 years after her mother’s death. The author connected this dream to the unconscious repressed hostility towards her mother 36 years back.
It is well evident that such unconscious frustrations constantly affect the organism’s psychic life acting as predisposing factor for overreaction to any minor frustration. Consequently, the reactions to such frustrations are more often than not free floating. Persons with severe childhood frustrations and particularly those who have accumulated a number of unresolved frustrations in their unconscious mind are sure to respond to fresh frustration less adequately than those who have resolved their frustration satisfactorily. More precisely, one who has taken proper care of his frustration is better adjusted than one who has repressed it to the unconscious.
Perhaps unconscious frustrations are characterized by their feeling of inferiority, over aggressiveness and neuroticism. Unconscious therefore plays a paramount role in the development of frustration as well as in determining the nature of reactions to future frustrations.