“Practical Psychology for Extraordinary Living” is a special seminar series continuing the themes explored in the “Modern Mating Explained” video series, exploring the practical implications of deeper reflection on psychology for the art of living.

For over a decade, David Tian, Ph.D., has helped hundreds of thousands of people from over 87 countries find happiness, success, and fulfillment in their social, professional, and love lives. His presentations – whether keynotes, seminars, or workshops – leave clients with insights into their behavior, psychology, and keys to their empowerment. His training methodologies are the result of over a decade of coaching and education of thousands of students around the world. Join him in this special seminar series as he explores deep questions of the psychological bases for mating in the modern world. Subscribe now.

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David Tian Ph.D.: Welcome to the final part of this series, Practical Psychology for Extraordinary Living. This is probably part four, this is the second half of the true self section. And I was planning to do this entire true self section at one go at the live seminar, but we only got halfway through and ran out of time.

So since then, we’ve been working on a lot of other projects and I apologize for getting this out so late, but here we go. This is the second half of the true self section. And in the first half, which you should watch if you haven’t already, PPL number three — this should be number four — we covered the three categories of our parts.

We covered the basic idea of the true self and the concept of the self as a collection or a conglomeration of loosely held parts. And we went over — I introduced the main types of parts. The exile parts, the managerial parts and the firefighter parts.

And then I went over one of the foundational assumptions of — And I also introduced internal family systems therapy, which is what this is drawing from, IFS therapy. And one of the guiding assumptions of IFS is that every part has positive intent. I believe that this is true for everyone who’s not a psychopath. Psychopath’s, just bracket that for now.

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