Transactional Analysis

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PAC - Personal Profile

Parent Ego State

You have a poorly developed Parent ego state. This may be as a result of a resistance to repeating behaviour your parents displayed in your own childhood. Consequently it might be difficult for you to display a nurturing side and you probably aren't the person your friends go to when they need a shoulder to cry on. Take a look at the parenting breakdown below to see where you sit in terms of nurture versus criticism.

You have a highly developed Parent ego state. This may be as a result of you repeating behaviour your parents taught to you in childhood. This may serve you well in your relationships with others, but while you can have strong a strong nurturing side, you may also be overly critical and judgemental in certain situations. Take a look at the parenting breakdown below to see where you fit in.

You have a moderately developed Parent ego state. Hopefuly you have taken on the best traits taught to you by your parents in childhood. This may serve you well in your relationships with others, but you should take a look at the parenting breakdown below to see where you sit in terms of nurture versus criticism.

Adult Ego State

You have a poorly developed Adult ego state. You may very well be at the whim of your Parent and Child egos which could lead you to have a mercurial character. To fully realise your mature potential you need to be able to step back from your impulses and use your brain when making those important decisions.

You have a highly developed Adult ego state. You are probably a very independent person and capable of making clear headed and well informed decisions. Hopefully you will bring the heart and soul of your Parent and Child ego states to inform and temper the choices you make.

You have a moderately developed Adult ego state. This may give you a good balance in your life, but you may wonder if you could be a little more decisive at times. To fully realise your potential it may help you to develop your sense of independence.

Child Ego State

You have a poorly developed Child ego state. While you may think this demonstrates your maturity, you may be missing out on any sense of fun in your life. You could very well be lacking in spontaneity, creativity, intuition and a loving nature. Sometimes you just need to let your hair down and allow yourself to play once in a while.

You have a highly developed Child ego state. You may be fun loving and spontaneous but can also resort to playing the victim in a bid to seek the sympathy of others. This may not serve you well in your life, where a sense of independence would better allow you to be more in control of your destiny.

You have a moderately developed Child ego state. This may represent a good balance in relation to your other ego states, but make sure that you still take time out to have fun and play once in a while. Remember also that it is your inner child that is the core to your creative and loving nature.

Parenting - Strategy Types

Critical / Nurturing

You allow your Parent ego state to express itself by being overly critical. This could lead to poor relations with other people who do not enjoy criticism or the judgemental aspects of your character.

You have a highly nurturing Parent ego state, and you always want what is best for people. However, beware that you do not end up smothering the ones you love.

You have a fairly even divide between the nurturing and the critical aspects of your personality. But remember that people respond better to encouragement than complaint.

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