Person Theory by Augustus Kinzel

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Person Theory by Augustus Kinzel



Psychoanalytic psychotherapy that made unconscious aggression conscious defused it which led to the emergence of new personal development phases and not just growth in the same phase the person came in with. This prompted the definition of sixteen personal development tracks each with four formative, four mature, and two advanced phases. 

 In considering the origin of this rich developmental mind, it was assumed that mind is a form of matter. It was postulated that all matter is waves and that unconsciousness and consciousness are basic matter waves along with energy, substance, time, qualia, gravity, and light. By imbuing the original cell with survival drive and survival perception, unconsciousness and consciousness matter waves were the primary cause of life.

 It was shown how universe energy matter waves developed into societal and cherishing track phases, substance waves into spiritual and beautifying track phases, time waves into individual and inspiring track phases, qualia waves into intellectual and edifying track phases, gravity waves into work and integrating track phases, light waves into relational and genuineness track phases, unconsciousness waves into psychosexual and illuminating track phases, and consciousness waves into age group and milestone track phases.

Brain is a mind matter wave receiver and articulator and not a mind originator. Our richness is the result of universe matter wave evolution. We are its pinnacle and not simply an odd outlier.

The slow emergence of personal development track phases in collective clusters starting 50,000 years ago formed civilization stages from the Hunter-gatherer stage to the World-caretaking innovator stage. 

Psychodynamic disorders of unconscious aggression were defined that inhibit personal development in many. Psychotherapy that makes the unconscious aggression conscious makes itpossible to work through it permitting one’s personhood and relationships to substantially improve by new multi-track personal development.  

Person Theory is a new, reality opening theory that is a leap ahead for the person and for mankind. Hopefully, personal development centers will become available for all who seek to facilitate their self-actualization.   


Fritz Kinzel lives in Vero Beach, FL and is a retired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with a rich clinical experience in treating a wide range of people in a variety of settings. Person Theory started slowly “bubbling up” from his clinical experience in 1972. A second edition and several offshoots are in writing.  Its capacity to keep generating new insights has far exceeded his expectations. He can be contacted at      

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Augustus Kinzel, M.D. is a renowned psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.  After graduating magna cum laude from Yale University, he received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed a Residency in Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident.  He received a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research.

Dr. Kinzel did military service in the U.S. Public Health Service as Staff Psychiatrist at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO.  His research on “Body-buffer zone in violent prisoners” was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, received international recognition, and was confirmed by separate research.

While at Columbia, he received a Career Teacher Award NIMH Grant and taught psychotherapy to psychiatric residents, and psychiatry and the law in the School of Public Health and the Law School.  He served as Attending Psychiatrist on the Washington Heights Community Service and as an Associate in Clinical Psychiatry, teaching courses at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.  For over a decade in Manhattan, he was in the private practice of analytic psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Kinzel then served as Medical Director of the Mystic Valley Unit at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, MA, where he had the Admissions Unit, and then was Psychiatrist-in-charge on a Short Term Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University.

For the next twenty-two years, Dr. Kinzel served as Medical Director of general hospital psychiatric units in several regional medical centers.  During his twelve years in Michigan, he was also Staff Psychiatrist for the Assertive Community Treatment Program, an intensive outpatient program at Muskegon County Mental Health for people with treatment resistant mental illness (mainly Schizophrenia).  He received a National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award for their improvement.  Dr. Kinzel spent his last two practice years as Medical Director of the Geropsychiatry unit at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. and consulted to several nursing homes.