Embrace your inner [something]

Wilmar Fraylan

Member
Russian-Russia
Hello!
I'm not sure about meaning of this phrase - "embrace your inner [e.g. traveller]". On the "traveller" place can be anything: artist, geek, etc. I guess it means like support willingly or eagerly who your are, don't hide it, promote it, and be proud of it.
Is it so?
Thanks.
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    That's right. It's originally based on the premise in transactional analysis that we all have three facets to our character, known as the adult, the parent and the child. The child is petulant but also playful. The secret of being a balanced adult is to accept that there are times (e.g. lovemaking, partying...) when it is proper for the child to come to the fore. This is called "embracing the inner child".

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactional_analysis.
     
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