We live in a relational world. Life is based on how we respond to external, environmental or internal, physical stimulations, such as body or emotional pain or discomfort such as hopes, fears, dreams etc.
When other people’s roles are named, it makes sense because people “feel” and “act”
When we relate to non-human animated things it is possible to define action but sometimes not feelings, pro example a plant.
But it’s even harder to name the role of a non-animated thing like a mountain or a pain.
In the appointment of Active Roles, a feeling and an action even to the inanimate is crazy, it is to project from oneself an emotion that is complemented by the response that we have with the thing or event.
Hateful Attacker Headache
A Friendly Cozy Mountain
A joyful Guest Hope
A Dark Oppressor Fear
The active role analysis will then invite you to analyse as responsive
Hateful aggressor answered: Furious paralysis
In the analysis of role dynamics, we see that to a fragmented role I have responded with a fragmented “taken role”, empowering the given role.
The “art of living well” is to know how to respond constructively, to the point that the “given role” does not control my life. It could respond as “calm acceptor”. That role could make it easier for me to find better ways to deal with pain. (See relaxed field tense field)
Or, to cheerful Guest perhaps I answer “avoider not deserving” because of guilt etc. In that case, a constructive role has generated a fragmented role.
An invitation to deal, that cao, the guilt.