Each of us humans think, feel, and act from a personal blueprint or model. Typically in the human developmental process, this blueprint or model has been developed from the past. Then it grows or gets reinforced over the years.
This developed personal blueprint or model then influences one’s current expectations and behaviors. In family therapy, one way of finding out the extent of dysfunction of family members is examining how each one’s early life has affected his present ways of behaving.
Let’s call it blueprint or model analysis. Discover who the models are in the family. Diagnose how these models affect each family member, who gave messages of growth or toxicity, and how to evaluate and act on new changes and experiences.