TRANSACTIONS - THREE TYPES
When one ego-state offers a stimulus to a target ego-state, a response is expected from the target ego-state.
But a direct (stimulus-to) & (response-from) does not always happen.
If the transaction is complimentary (parallel) the target ego-state DOES respond and the pattern may repeat.
If the transaction is crossed, the target ego-state DOES NOT respond and a NEW pattern starts.
If the transaction is ulterior, the target DOES respond AND MORE IS HAPPENING, BUT IT IS HIDDEN.
And the hidden setup finally shows up -- surprise !
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