"Givers and Takers in Relationships Really Do Exist Based on a Brain Code" Explained in an Article Announced by The Center for Emotional Restructuring, LLC

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A neuropsychotherapy view based on the Clinical Biopsychology Model allows for learning ways to deal most effectively in relationships. This brain model says givers and takers really do exist.

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Although terms like givers and takers have a pop psychology feel, the current descriptions are based on an actual model of cortical functioning.

Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP is the author of the giver and taker relationship article that is based on the columnar brain code model (Dimensional Systems Model) and its applied treatment approach (Clinical Biopsychology). He has discussed this for years in his self-help books and CDs, professional training, and clinical practice. Although terms like givers and takers have a pop psychology feel, the current descriptions are based on an actual model of cortical functioning.

One’s “native emotional language” develops earlier than one’s native verbal language involving the left cortex, and remains throughout the lifetime. Type-G (giver) and Type-T (taker) interpersonal relationship behavior patterns are the result. The article indicates that emotional memories determine what feels positive and negative to people. Since we are designed to seek pleasure and avoid pain, all people attempt to activate positive emotional memories and deactivate negative ones.

Takers activate positive emotions by taking power, control, attention, or material things in relationships, experiencing negative emotions if they must give. This is the reason that a taker who is doing something nice is only doing so to get something in return. They play by the basic rule of “I win, I get my way.”

Givers activate positive feelings by giving in relationships, but have problems comfortably taking from others. If someone does something nice for them, givers feel the need to repay, often giving more than what was received. They play by the basic rule of “I get to be the good guy and cannot stand to feel like the bad guy.” As discussed in the article, both patterns can be maladaptive and no one has a choice as to the pattern they have developed.

In contrast to other psychotherapy theories (psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, cognitive-behavioral), the Clinical Biopsychological approach is the only one based on how the brain processes and encodes information.

To date, the best theory of personality traits has been the Five Factor (i.e., “Big Five”) Model based on extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, and intellect/openness. It is known that these traits often intercorrelate and two personality metatraits have been found to exist. The current article indicates that Type-T and Type-G patterns are those two metatraits.

Moss, R. A. (2013). Givers and Takers: Clinical Biopsychological Perspectives on Relationship Behavior Patterns. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1, 31-46. doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0031-0046

Article location: http://www.neuropsychotherapist.com/givers-takers/

Video abstract of the article: http://vimeo.com/74162607

Full information on all aspects of the brain theory and its applications, including all related articles, is available at http://www.emotionalrestructuring.com. The new article is available on-line since it is published in a free access journal. Dr. Moss is board certified in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He has authored 45 professional articles and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences.

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