Discount of Person, Meaning, and Motive

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Stephen B Karpman, MD


There are three types of Social Level discounting that can interfere with bonding and intimacy during relationship building - the Discount of Person, Meaning, and Motive. These can be a block in any friendship, family, romantic or business partnerships. They discount in others the OK potential of who they are, of what they say, and why they say it - and what they could be. The same discounts of personal worth, potential and hope will also apply internally in the transactional relationship with oneself at the psychological level.

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Karpman, S. (2019). Discount of Person, Meaning, and Motive. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 10(1), 40-49.