Tag: Theories

Victim, Persecutor And Savior: Three Existential Positions

The psychologist Stephen Karpman was the one who posited the idea that manipulation mechanisms are often installed in non-genuine human relationships that he called “control games. ” In them, those involved end up adopting basically three existential roles or positions: victim, persecutor and savior. These existential positions are typical of human relationships that lack authenticity.

The Oedipus Complex

The Oedipus complex is considered the cornerstone of Freudian psychoanalysis. It is one of the fundamental concepts of psychoanalytic theory, both to explain the formation of the personality structure and to understand the clinic. Regarding the theory, the Oedipus complex constitutes the central axis of the drive theory and Freudian metapsychology, since from it the