Where Symptoms Come From
What you see above is much more than just a pretty diagram. It represents, in fact, what has been missing in personality theories for as long as they have been written. What? The true nature of wounding. The nature of what I call, "BLocks" which are simply, "blocked needs."
So what does all this have to do with iron getting startled? Start with this.
First. Set aside what is in the diagram for now. Know before we are done, I will have explained it all. At least enough for you to understand the natural laws of human personality. And how you can use them to better your life.
Second, notice I've used the word, "symptoms" several times. Herein lies the error all personality theorists make. They mistake symptoms or wounds. Why? Because they have yet to realize the true nature of what causes wounds.
What causes wounds? Blocked needs. And what causes blocks needs? Getting startled. Now let me explain.
The simplest way to begin is to tell you that blocked needs cause symptoms. Thus, whenever we see symptoms of any kind, you can be sure there are needs we have not been addressing.
The thing is, often we have no idea these needs even exist. Why? Because we once felt these very same needs and while we felt this we got startled.
What does being startled do? Like iron when it sits in a rapidly collapsing magnetic field, we become magnetized. How?