Reversal theory

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What is reversal theory ?
It’s a theory of human personality , motivation and emotion , it places emphasis on the inconsistency and changeability of human behaviour and experience.It’s a practical set of ideas rooted in over 30 years of research, drived by Michael Apter
We can fully understand behavior unless we understand the motive driving that behavior .
I will bewolking in this presentation trough, the 4 domains and states of reversal theory :
* Reversal theory is comprise of 4 categories we also called domaines :
* the mens/ends 
*the rules 
* the transaction 
* relationships domains.
With any each domain there are 2 opposing states ,only one state is active at a certain time, and the reverse between the 2states in a domain, based one  the maening and the motive that we have at that moment .
for example : right now when i’m makin this presentation ,i’m in serious state, conforming state,mastery state and self state =i’m interessted in futur goals and acheivement i wana make sur that i’m doing this presentation in righ way and time allowed ,i’m focused that i’m doing itcorrectly .and right now ,im focused one me, on making sur that i’m making that presentation clear .
well after this presentation i may begin an other project , i may reverse to theplayful state perhaps i’ll get a call of my freind to show some relation ship and care ,this is sympathy state or i can be focused on an other person‘s needs .
The point is that you areactive in one state in each of this domains at any time
When we know about the states of Reversal Theory and how they work, we can learn to control our reversals.  Instead of emotions“happening to us,” we can actually create reversals in ourselves in order to create new emotions.  First you need to understand the states, then you can learn how to create reversals.  
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