adult ego state

adult ego state

(in psychiatry) a part of the self that analyzes and solves problems, using information received from the parent ego and child ego states. It is assumed to be fully developed in a normal individual at the age of 12. The term is used in transactional analysis.
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According to the functional analysis, the Parent ego state is divided into Critical Parent and Nurturing Parent, and the Child ego state is divided into Adapted Child and Natural Child; however, the Adult ego state remains the same.
In a previous article for Coach's Corner, "Coaching from an Adult Ego State," we presented the idea of ego states--the frames of mind out of which a person may interact with others.
An adult ego state contains statements that are exploratory rather than judgmental, solution-oriented in an emotionally neutral tone that promotes non defensiveness.
An adult may have a child ego state that holds a very different impression of a parent that an adult ego state holds of that same parent.
When the child ego state experiences connection and acceptance from the therapist and from the person's adult ego state, and release of the underlying shame, it brings relief from the loneliness.
Behaviors in the Adult ego state deal impassively with the objective qualities of social reality.
An adult ego state conveys an attitude of power equalization and collegiality.
The Adult ego state is an aspect of the personality primarily engaged in objective data processing, not affected by archaic attitudes or beliefs left over from unresolved experiences in childhood.
This should be a red flag to the therapist who will then recognize this state of fixation and implant an adult ego state if possible.
She set clear boundaries from her adult ego state in a powerful effort to protect the "inner child" from further abuse.

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