Why aren’t there (or are there?) B or “light”/non-transforming “versions” of all the sub-strategies or how do features of A+ and C+ strategies show up in B1-2 and B4-5 individuals? Do we expect to see less variability among B strategy users considering how many fewer substrategies there are?
The A and C strategies each comprise 8 sub-strategies (or more in the case of an A strategy, if we include A3- compulsive attention, A4- compulsive performance, both the social and sexual forms of A5, and both the social and isolated forms of A6). In contrast, there are only five B sub-strategies, and in a sense only 4, because B3 is defined by balance itself rather than any particular flavor or behaviors. Why do even and odd A and C only get one “representative” each within the B strategies. Can we expect to see “light,” non-transforming versions of features of all the A and C strategies in B1-2 and B4-5 strategies, respectively, or should we not expect to see this?
Share your experiences of working with clients who use attachment’s B self-protective strategies in this session hosted by Dr. Melanie Langer.
Date: Tuesday, 14 December 2021 (live, not recorded)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Dr. Melanie Langer
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Contact: Conflict Science Institute for Zoom link invitation
Dr. Melanie Langer is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, a visiting scholar at INSEAD, and an independent consultant and executive coach. She focuses on individuals’ strategies for managing threat and opportunity, including variations in information processing and self-regulation, and on how these differences can be detected in discourse analysis and computational text analysis.