Richard Bolstad & Annie Currie quote Antony Williams (Williams, A. The Passionate Technique Tavistock/Routledge, London, 1989) on role.  I have usually simply said thinking. feeling & action. 

NLP in Action – Transformations NLP:

In Psychodrama, a role is said to have five components: context, behaviour, belief, feeling, and consequences (Williams, 1989, p 58)

I still like the word thinking here, “the story I tell myself”

Context is needed, it gives the sense of a flow.

Consequences gives a sense of the role in flow. Reminds me of Marshall Rosenberg and deciding if a request was really a request or a demand. it depends on what happens when the request is refused, if threats follow etc then it was not really a request in the first place.

On the basis of that how about:

Components of a Role

  • Context
  • Action
  • Thinking (Belief)
  • Feeling
  • Consequences

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