The drama triangle is a type of 'game' that people play and it is very commonly played in families. In the triangle, there are three roles (even though two people can engage in it) Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim. A Persecutor is someone who puts people down, tells them what to do, what not to do, criticizes them and judges them. A Victim is a person the Persecutor is judging, a person who thinks (or acts) as if they are not capable of helping themselves and believes most people are better. The Rescuer is the person who intervenes to help or protect the Victim against the Persecutor. Even though the Rescuer might come across as a good person, the core belief is the same as the Persecutor...the Victim is not good enough' so he/she feels the need to help them. If you recognized yourself in any of these roles, click here to download an exercise that can help you think and step out of the game.
Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Did you know that positive, optimistic people tend to have fewer health issues and live longer? And...no, optimism is not something that you "were born with"...It is actually something you can learn
Fortunately, we are entering an era in which the topic of how we relate to each other on an emotional level is starting to be part of the conversation. Of course, we are talking EQ. Of course, there are many ways to formally assess your EQ, in the meantime, a free test will not hurt. Check this link and see where you land
PTSD is a very pervasive form of trauma. Check out this visual for more information