The Origin, Development, Validation and Application of the Positivity Projective and Enactment Technique

  • Frederik (Freddie) CrousEmail author


The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the current state of the Positivity Projection and Enactment Technique. The progression of the technique’s origination, development, validation and application, which is contingent on critical life events the author were confronted with, is discussed. Reflecting on his lived experience of flourishing in the form of post-traumatic growth the author hypothesizes that positivity is embodied, confirmed by neoteny theory and embodied cognition/conceptual metaphor theory. The simple image associated with positivity, which he designed, proves to be a credible and valid projective and enactment technique which may serve as a mediation instrument for the facilitation and branding of positivity in general and well-being in particular.


Auto-ethnography Appreciative inquiry Mixed methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Psychology and People ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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