This week in the therapy group we focus on ‘character’. What does your character look like? How do you talk about your character? We often know how to put it into words by mentioning a few character traits.
First of all, everyone chooses a photo that reflects their own character. Then everyone chooses cards with character traits that match their own character. This way, everyone already has a start to get started with the assignment:
What does your character look like?
She has always loved stars, the universe, she always wanted to be an astronaut. But her environment prevented her from doing so and pushed her in a different direction.
Now that she is working on her character, this comes up again. Stability: each planet has its own orbit. Power: the sun that is central. Being curious: she knows what every planet in the universe sounds like – and so do her children: they listen to it every night before going to sleep.
She makes a pyramid, like Maslow’s. And in that order she processes all the character traits she has chosen.
At the bottom are the basic qualities that ensure that she can survive in life. And the further up, the more she ends up in the creative qualities and self-realization.
But they also sometimes get mixed up and upside down. Hence, the knots and lines that are in the pyramid with wool.
And so everyone has depicted what their character looks like in their own way.
And now the question for you: What does your character look like?