the monkey and the tree
(an interpersonal theory)

in good relationships, there should always be a good monkey and a good tree. monkeys are fun people (entertainers). trees are stable people (care-givers). why a monkey and tree? because:

monkey and monkey = no stability
tree and tree = no fun
monkey and tree = balance

knowing which role you play in the relationship is important. accepting your role in the relationship is also important. both partners need to be good at their roles. so trees take care of monkeys and monkeys take care of trees. happy together. got that?

posted by neko @ 8:28:00 PM          |


At 12:54 AM, Blogger Roger Vere Youth Worker said...

Reminds me of one of my ALL TIME favourite Eddie Izzard lines...

Le singe est dans l'arbre!


At 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i might be a tree right now...hope he will be a monkey :)

At 3:16 AM, Blogger Ngakaari said...

That's a very cool and original way to look at a relationship.

At 4:47 AM, Blogger Cecilia said...

It IS an original analogy.

I think I have always been the monkey. Heck, even at work where it's a forest of tress, I'm always always the monkey!

At 8:49 AM, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

ou est le singe?
qui est le singe?

je suis le singe en hawaii :)

At 1:14 PM, Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

i seem to be the monkey walking real slow... hmm... wish he'd be the tree for me.

**and i seemed to be out of the "dreamers" list on the left..

At 12:21 AM, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

good trees are hard to find...

atomic: how did i ever lose you? sorry for the bad housekeeping :(
i won't lose you again!


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