Injunctions and Motivation in Human Growth from the Perspective of Triology

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M R Ranjith


The author combines Kandathil's (1978) approach of Triology that combines I, You and Goal, and how these are connected in terms of Identity, Rationality and Relationship, with transactional analysis theories about injunctions and permissions. The result is illustrated as an extended GK Frame to provide a model for analysing how childhood decisions are preventing the current growth of clients. Injunctions and injunctive messages are both considered, and permissions are described in terms of love, hope and trust. A significant link is also made with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and this in turn prompts some initial considerations about the nature of spiritual growth. A brief case study is included to demonstrate how the resulting framework can assist with analysis that can be shared with clients.

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Ranjith, M. R. (2021). Injunctions and Motivation in Human Growth from the Perspective of Triology. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 12(1), 35–41.
Author Biography

M R Ranjith

Currently a Bernian Transactional Analyst (with the Institute for Counselling and Transactional Analysis and expects to continue training to become a Master Transactional Analyst.


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