Inner conflict is defined as, “a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.” While this translation makes it seem as if an inner conflict is conscious, it may only become conscious after many days, weeks, months or years of a subconscious pull. In fact, many people live in an unending state of push vs. pull, seemingly controlled by a “stuck” feeling that pervades every decision and/or action.
It is highly likely that at the root of this uncertainty lies an incompatibility between the individual’s emotional drivers, as well as the inability to recognize their condition.
What Drives You?
First of all, it’s important to understand that everyone relies on emotions that define intentional behaviors. It’s just a matter of which emotion most often takes center stage and doesn’t want to share, even though there are other emotions competing for power over behavior.
When the inner emotions are in conflict, it can cause paralysis to your actions and your thought process and affecting your brain and your life satisfaction in a negative way. It could also have the opposite effect, causing reactionary behavior that might satisfy an immediate driver, but does not deliver the success your brain and existence longs for.
The TARP Analysis
The TARP analysis is a test that assesses the four primary emotions within your inner framework: the taking, attracting, responding and preserving emotions. Everyone has a different allotted energy for each of these four emotions, and depending on what you have available and accessible, you rely on one or more to guide behavior.
By taking in-depth measurements of not only the four primary TARP emotions but also the seven different value drivers, we are able to diagnose areas of brain tension, what you are currently doing in order to reduce this tension, and why it’s not working.
One basic example of a time when you might feel “stuck” is when you have a strong desire to get a raise at your job (the taking emotion), but a complete inability to ask for it due to fear of the consequences (the preserving emotion).
What You Will Learn
What do you need to be happy and achieve equilibrium in every environment in your life? What career is going to provide you with the most personal reward? What is holding you back from communicating effectively and having fulfilling relationships?
These questions and more are just some of what’s covered during the TARP analysis and interpretation. If you want to find out what your superpower is, what you need to stop doing right now in order to make progress and why your brain operates the way it does, we can help.
Be Your Best Self
When inner conflicts are resolved, you can achieve success versus mere survival by more easily positioning yourself where you will achieve both the brain tension reduction and community harmony needed for personal and intrapersonal relationship peace. Working towards becoming a better version of yourself starts at the ground level: seeing yourself for who you truly are. Contact us today for more information on the TARP analysis and our personality insights.