Self-Coaching, Transaction Analysis
Making decisions based on fear commonly results in the wrong decision being made. This is why demagogues create a climate of fear before presenting a solution to the crowd. In a calm, logical debate, the idea would be shot down due to the risk, the cost or the morality. In a worried frenzy, the offered solution is accepted with little thought at all because it will make the problem and, hopefully, the fear go away.
It was Immanuel Kant who proposed that taboos, and thus personality and identity, could be liberated by Aufklarung, or "Enlightenment". Kant would argue that taboos are nothing more than self-imposed immaturity, resulting not first from a lack of cognitive abilities or understanding, but from a lack of the moral courage to exercise one's own thinking, reason, and wisdom independently from the influence of others.
There is no doubt that a human personality is a combined product of nature and nurture, meaning that although one is born with a set of qualities and trait: the nature, and the environment in which those qualities flourish or diminish leas to the formation of the personality. Similar is the case of ego development as described by transaction analysts.
Creative inhibition or impediments to this creative development may come in the form of "negative strokes", a Parent Ego operating from a Critical Parent posture, or from latent inhibition. Latent inhibition is the natural ability to resist or "tune out" a greater volume of stimulus than the person can handle. For example, latent inhibition enables a person to "tune out" a faucet that drips to distraction, or a car left idling in the street.
Transaction analysis is a theory presented by Eric Berne to help people to improve their interaction or communication which he calls transactions. It aims to improve the transactions by providing an insight into the personality structure of every individual which Berne has explained through his ‘Parent-Adult-Child’ model (PAC).