This is an interesting article I recently read from the British Journal of psychiatry by Brian Lake. The article is describing the measures of ego strength which are assessed when looking at healthy ego functioning. In terms Transactional Analysis I found this and it interesting list!
- The ability to look after essential needs for food and shelter, and to be self supporting.
- The capacity to establish and maintain, mutually helpful and supportive relationships at home, at work and at leisure
- . The capacity to adapt and adjust to relationships at home, at work or leisure, which are difficult and upsetting
- The capacity to establish and maintain interesting, stimulating and enjoyable relationships at work, home, or at leisure.
- The capacity to derive interest and satisfaction from the performance of skills in a variety of settings.
- The capacity to cope adaptively with change, loss and uncertainty, for example the loss of family- friends- job- money- status- health or change in routine.
- The capacity to express sexuality within a mutually satisfying and established relationship.
- Level of intelligence and achievement- intelligence is used here to denote an overall measure of skills gained., It covers normal skills and the ability to conceptualise, to handle words and figures, to find one’s way about the world, to judge the nature of social and emotional relationships and to respond appropriately.