changes in complex systems are unpredictable and arise out of the interaction of elements
indeterminacy and surprise are inherent properties of intersubjective systems
Because the implicit level represents goal-directed interpersonal action, with its strong affective valences and conflictual elements, this level is also rich in psychodynamic meaning, without necessarily being part of the dynamic unconscious
The sloppiness of a therapeutic dyadic system emerges in part from a core feature of therapeutic interaction that we will refer to as fuzzy intentionalizing
Progressively, out of the sloppiness, patient and analyst have co-created islands of intentional fittedness and shared direction
Through the same process, of using the co-creativity of sloppiness, these islands then coalesced to make larger spaces of shared implicit knowing.
One could say that sloppiness is to a two-person psychology what free association is to a one-person psychology
However, there is also an important difference. Free associations are assumed to lead to and from pre-existing networks of meanings.Sloppiness, by contrast, is not part of any established organization, even though it, too, is influenced by the past.