In real life, the six-role Unit process (Stress, Response, Anxiety,
Defense, Reversal and Compromise) becomes a sequence of interrelated
events, thoughts, emotions and behaviors that illustrate the
personal relational Conflict Resolution Process. Dorothy and
her three companions, the Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow
represent alternative ways of resolving conflict as the choice
of relating varies from one character to another.
with their distinct characters serve well to highlight particular
patterns of relating. The Animal Metaphor Test guides a person
to identify his/her relational pattern by drawing two animals
and by composing a conversation between them. The person’s
choice of animals and the ensuing exchanges help to diagnose
the person’s relational modality. This is illustrated
in the animals’ identities and their exchanges as an individual’s
Conflict Resolution Process.