Nathan (34) works as an accountant at a large company. He is an analytical thinker and an expert in his field. He likes order and discipline and is focused on delivering good results. On the other hand, he notices that the contact he has with his colleagues is not always as fluent. His colleagues tell him that he is too direct and sometimes even rude. Nathan is disappointed, because he values the contact with his colleagues and feels like he is more than just an analytical thinker and hard worker. Still, he is unable to change his behaviour in his swirling everyday routine.
Nathans case is typical for a situation in which Voice Dialogue can help. Nathan experiences himself as a predominantly rational person and sees that he keeps walking in circles. On the other hand, he has the wish to also show a different side of himself to his colleagues. In Voice Dialogue, we work with these kind of opposing parts that we call polarities.
That is where the theory behind Voice Dialogue enters the stage: the Psychology of Selves.