English translation: I-messages have been drummed into him
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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Psychology / consulting, coaching
German term or phrase:er Ich-Botschaften eingebleut bekam
It's really the whole quote I don't understand. The context is the conception of "competence" in consultancy/coaching, and this seems to refer to the coach or consultant.
"Rückle, einer der ersten deutschsprachigen Berater und Autoren zum Thema Coaching bringt diese Unterschiede zwischen äußeren Ebenen (z.B. Können) und tiefer liegenderen Ebenen einer Person auf den Punkt: „Wer nicht interessiert ist, dem fallen auch keine Fragen ein, selbst wenn er Fragetechnik vor und rückwärts gelernt hat. Wer nicht couragiert ist, der formuliert auch keine Kritik, selbst wenn er Ich-Botschaften eingebleut bekam“ (Rückle, 1992, S. 75)."
My draft on the first part of the quote is: "Someone who is not interested will have no questions, even when he has learned the techniques of questioning frontwards and backwards."
The second part is muddier: "Someone who is not courageous is also not critical, even if self-disclosure has been drummed into him."
Thanks for any help!
The reference (which I don't find online) is to Rückle, H. (1992). Coaching. So spornen Manager sich und andere zu Spitzenleistungen
I never heard of "I-messages," but I see they do exist in English. That was the main thing that confused me, not what idiom to use for hammering or drumming. Anne's note clarifies the point of this thing. Thanks to all! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
@ Susan: Don't know whether your phrase (frontwards and backwards) is typical for US English. In UK English one would normally say 'backwards and forwards'.
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self-assertion has been hammered into him
Explanation: Here's an attempt:
A person without interest will have no questions, even though he is an expert on questioning techniques. A person without courage cannot express criticism, even though self-assertion has been hammered into him.
...has been crammed down his throat.
...has been drummed/pounded/knocked into him
Ramey Rieger Germany Local time: 15:58 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 48