Deep Roles: Twelve Primordial Roles of Mind and Organization

@article{Moxnes1999DeepRT,
  title={Deep Roles: Twelve Primordial Roles of Mind and Organization},
  author={Paul Moxnes},
  journal={Human Relations},
  year={1999},
  volume={52},
  pages={1427-1444}
}
The thesis in this paper is that there are 12archetypal roles in groups and organizations. These“deep roles” have their origin in the rolesof the essential family — father, mother, son, anddaughter. In groups and organizations, each of theseimages of family roles will — through the basicdefense mechanisms of splitting and projection —be polarized into a good and bad part: The father as Godor devil, the mother as queen or witch, the son as crownprince or black sheep, and the daughter as princess… CONTINUE READING

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