to enact our free traits


Senior Member
I am reading an exercise and they ask me to comment the following statement: "We enact our free traits when we have core projects in life".
What does it actually means? Does it mean to act a part (that is not ours)? If my interpretation is correct, it sounds a little bit odd as then it refers to "free traits" that refers to our nature, in my view.
Thank you.
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It sounds like psychology jargon (sometimes called "psychobabble") where the author probably defined "free traits" earlier. (I found one source that says "Free traits emerge when individuals enact sociogenic scripts to advance idiogenic aims, irrespective of the person's biogenic dispositions." I don't understand this any more than I understand the original sentence.) Is there any more context in the exercise?
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