Take as an example a situation where a
child grabs the family kitten, and is scratched. The child then arrives
at the conclusion through experience that the kitten is bad. Yet
another child grabs the family kitten, but this time the kitten purrs,
and is very loving and gentle. This child through experience develops a
positive identification with the kitten. It is through a constant
acquisition of these imprints that a baby acquires a context of
associations and identifications leading to impressions of good or bad.
What is positive to one child may be negative to another. As the child
grows, they develop thousands of negatives and positives which form what
we call our "life scripting".