I Reviewed what was below and changed the first part as it was ill written!
Not an easy reply you give, and at least what I seem to have written was of some use. Here is a little more, which I find has so many idiosyncratic variations it can be applied to depending on the degree of internalisation of abuse the patient has done.
Here is a little of what I found in clinical practice based upon Jung's psychological Types (allowing for many idiosyncratic variations.)The Quadrat can be applied to internalisation of abuse and identify how the critical path of decisions in their life past and present, keeps them in the abuse role.
It is part of a paper I have prepared, but needs further work to finalise..
I cannot 'fix' the essay layout herein as I would like, but the points are laid out like the compass with power being =
NORTH = Intuition/what is intended to be achieved. The POWER to decide,
SOUTH = Consequence/ the result of intention. The END product. The actualisation of the decision
WEST = Control / the how to do what is intended. This is the Thinking aspect, controlling, focusing
EAST = Responsibility/ the reason why it is being done. This is the Feeling part, questioning worth
The above is likened to Jung's four psychological functions.
,... so here goes with some part of the 'post' Jungian therapy developed in the analysand based upon Jungian psychology:-
What the Quadrat is meant to highlight.
I call this heuristic device ‘A Quadrat’ because it comprises of four essential aspects common in all decisions. This device has the capability to be applied to the decision making process for both king and peasant, judge and villain, but I have specifically designed it to explore the role of victim and those who self abuse, that is, people who deliberately self harm and why some people resort to suicide.
It is designed to explore and determine the ‘critical path’ within the process involved in decision making measured over time and also in retrospect. The device also has the advantage of a dynamic model to be used by the Client themselves set against actual decisions they made and to explore just how much power and control they did or did not have!
The Quadrat identifies four main sections (cardinal points) of decision making to include Power, control, responsibility and consequence. Each of these four can be subdivided into four, making twenty in all but this detail of the device is omitted here but has application to retrospective assessment of case development.
In fig 1& fig 2 below I have put together the essential components of the Quadrat within the decision-making process which are both a positive and negative.
N. Power - willingness -capacity -authority -choice (NORTH) masculine -Father archetype
The energy herein is Intuition- looking ahead at WHAT needs to be done.
W.Control - negotiation -objectiveness -consistency -restraint (WEST)-masculine-Son archetype. the energy here is Thinking the HOW to do what needs to be done.
E.Responsibility -Respect- accountability- Independence- Burden (EAST)Feminine-daughter archetype. The energy here is Feeling- WHY do what needs to be done.
S.Consequence - Acceptance- intention -Implications -impact (SOUTH)Feminine- Mother archetype. The energy here is Sensation and simply (but profoundly) This 'IS' what we end up with having carried out the above three.
However, when the zig-zag process that leads from Power to Control to Responsibility then finally on to Consequence, not North -South- East and West but North to West to East to South. But if this process is fractured (without equal agreement) then the process becomes abusive. and forms the following perverse manner:
NEGATIVE POWER - Dominance -Forcefulness- Self- imposition - Obligation
NEGATIVE CONTROL-Coercion selfishness- Erratic- beholden
NEGATIVE RESPONSIBILITY - Resentment-disregard-Guilt -Insoluble
NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCE -Shame-intention-Blame- Devastation
What can the Quadrat show when applied to people who become victims of abuse or those who purposely self harm?
Whenever there is an abdication or abandonment of one of the four cardinal aspect within the Quadrat, the result will be abusive behaviour either to oneself and/or others.
The main point is:Where did the fracture in the Critical Path of the Quadrat take place?
The position of the fracture identifies and can pre-determine the nature of the abuse.
Whenever there is over identification with one or two of the four cardinal aspects within the Quadrat the result will be resort to self abuse or the victim role.
A Simple fracture of masculine energies from feminine energies results in:
The masculine approach (Power/Control) has no regard for responsibility- thereby delinquent in manner.
The feminine approach (responsibility and consequence) portions blame for what is done and subsequent shame of what results.
Within the negative or self destructive decision making process, this model identifies the role each of the cardinal points impersonate. I have allotted four cardinal roles accordingly which are:
Power= The role of Perpetrator (application of negative power: Manipulation):
Control=The role of Damning Judge (application of negative control: Punishment):
Responsibility=The role of the Enabler (application of negative responsibility: Blame.)
Consequence=The role of Victim (application of negative consequence: Guilt)
These roles with slight variation can be identified in all ten abuse cycles listed below, and are social role expressions of the Quadrat. The ten forms of abuse are: Psychological, denial of primal rights, gender and sexual, alcohol and drug, physical, emotional, racial and political abuse.
What the Quadrat is meant to highlight.
By applying this devise post facto to a case history it demonstrates how the Victim internalises the decision making process and splits off various aspects of the decisions within themselves combining any number, but never all of the four parts outlined above: Consequently, one part or fragment of the personality would sub-divide taking on the attributes of power and/or control while another fragment of the personality acquires the responsibility and/or a third takes on the consequence of their action. Thus ‘Dawn breaks the promise of dusk.’
Here are some explanations of abusive consequence of splitting the four decision making process:
GUILT in the decision making process in Fig 1 occurs when a person takes on responsibility for something they have neither the power or control to alter.
Taking the BLAME is the willful act of taking on such responsibility.
BLAMING is giving someone else the responsibility (for a decision they may or may not have the power or control to implement).
Shame is the consequence of accepting others power and control.
The degree of fracturing indicates the degree of non alliance and subsequent self harm or self victimisation.
This device detects the change post facto and eventually helps identify what aspect of decision making can become the focus within the analysand in order to help a person reduce the frequency of victimisation self injury or self blame.
Separations of the decision making within a person.
My contention is that when young those who indulge in self abuse were themselves subject to traumatic abuse of some kind that fractured the decision making process into at least two parts and possibly three or four. However there may be some of the attributes of the separated parts still evident in the Ego and others have yet to be acknowledged and re-owned, as it were.
By identifying the separated qualities it enables the therapist to focus on what needs to be achieved by the client on a step by step basis to eventually become more in control of their own actions.
I still work with people who are suicidal. my main interest is in sculpture via ceramics