I'm reading some new material (source below) about Polarizations (protector parts who are in opposition to each other) because we all have them and it's a bit tricky to understand and resolve these emotionally-charged internal issues. But what a relief when we do! What I learned today is that Managers tend to fight with Firefighters. This is hardly surprising since Managers are sensible parts who try to organize our life so that their exile (and, consequently, we) never experience pain while Firefighter are more like teenagers who freak out, big-time, at any sign of pain coming close. Obviously, these parts have have similar goals (protection) but with such different methods that they really can't be expected to always appreciate each other. Like parents and teenagers -- the battle is on. This was quite an insight for me, especially from my background in foster parenting -- where I had to learn to get along with the dreaded teenager or I wouldn't have been much use to them. Not to mention, I would not have survived their chaos. I know all teenagers are not extremely chaotic but they do have more enthusiasm, strength, and creative new ideas than the average parent! The source of all this good stuff is a short course on Polarization I downloaded from Jay Earley's web site, here: http://www.personal-growth-programs.com/store/courses I'm probably never going to get to a live course so these recordings will have to do. Will post as I learn! PS: In case anyone wonders: no, Jay Earley doesn't pay me to promote his stuff. I really am just a fan.