Self-Coaching, Transaction Analysis
During the identity vs role-confusion stage, young adults will determine their personally held beliefs, their ideals, their goals and desires. During identity vs role-confusion or the diffusion phase in transactional analysis, the individual becomes concerned about how they appear to others.
• Review the work logs. Work is often assigned based on how long it is expected to take. Are fifteen minute reports taking an hour to complete? Is a one hour drawing update taking all day to finish due to interruptions? If there is a large discrepancy between expected time and actual time to complete,
When we look further into this question of time, we have all experienced the phenomenon of subjective time, with a clock usefully representing objective time. “The watched pot never boils”, says an old idiomatic expression. This is subjective time – an anticipated event seems to take much longer to happen,
Transactional analysis is a very powerful tool for self-coaching. In understanding oneself and modifying one's behavior, awareness and vigilance.
Awareness means that one should understand and be able to recognize patterns of behavior with predetermined endings, in order to be able to take avoiding action, if necessary.
Phobias can occur at this stage and remain through adulthood in the child-ego. Children also learn through parental discipline to fear breaking parental commandments. This can result in adults preferring the company of other adults who give their child-ego permission to indulge or have fun. Fear of punishment can drive adults to revert to a fearful child-ego state when confronted with criticism or anger.