LIFE POSITION FROM TRANSACTIOANAL ANALYSIS-QUIZ
- January 23, 2023
- Posted by: SEETHALAKSHMI SIVAKUMAR
- Category: COUNSELING
`Life positions’ is concept from Transactional Analysis. LP or OK Coral are the basic beliefs that one hold about themselves and others, which are used to justify one’s decisions and behaviors. Our life positions are shaped by our early experiences, up until the age of seven, and these positions consist of whether we view ourselves and others as “OK” or “not OK”. Being “OK” refers to notions of being good or wellness; it is believed that everyone enters the world “OK”.
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Eric Berne who developed Transactional Analysis proposed that everyone in this world is born being “OK”, but their experiences and encounters as a child can change this to being “not OK” and influence whether they believe other people are “OK” or not. As Eric Berne said, “People are born princes and princesses and those who influenced the early in life turn them into frogs. The journey is to become princes and princesses
Get-On-With, which brings about an “I am okay” and “you are okay” mindset (I+ U+). This is the healthiest position, similar to being happy. The content script being Winner. This bring out usually I WIN YOU WIN Outcome.
Get-Away-From, which brings about an “I am not okay” and “you are okay” Mindset.(I- U+). This is a “one-down” position in which the individual is disadvantaged, feeling helpless. This usually brings out I lose – You win outcome.
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Get-Rid-Of, which brings about an “I am okay” and “you are not okay” mindset (I+ U-). This is a “one-up” position in which the individual is at an undue advantage, which can result in anger from the other party. This may bring I win – You lose in the beginning but in the end, it will result in I-you-.
Get-Nowhere-With, which brings about an “I am not okay” and “you are not okay” mindset (I- U-). This is essentially a hopeless aspect.
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I’m OK—You’re OK
I’m OK—You’re not OK
I’m not OK—You’re OK
I’m not OK—You’re not OK