A SP with a voice of her mother
A young female tutor, Ms., is teaching a teen-age boy at his house. Once very irritated and frustrated as her pupil would not even try to focus on his task, she started gently to redirect and reprimand him. Gradually her tone of voice switched and started to take on the tone of that of her mother who used to be very punitive and harsh in B’s childhood. B was aware of what was happening and tried to calm down and lower her tone of voice. However, B realized that the change of her voice occurred automatically and it was beyond her control. B felt that she was controlled by a SP who has a very similar tone of voice that her mother had, with similar use of wording and expression. The boy has started to look very scared and bewildered. Later he reported to his parents that he was verbally abused by B and she was fired.