where the Obstacle Character's attention is most directed
The Obstacle Character concentrates his attention where he thinks his problem lies. Just as in the Main Character, an inequity exists in the Obstacle Character between himself and his environment which is driving him. The actual nature of this inequity is described by the Obstacle Character Problem Element. The nature of what is required to restore balance is described by the Obstacle Character Solution Element. From the subjective view afforded to the Obstacle Character though, the inequity does not appear to be between himself and the Environment but wholly in one or the other. The Symptom Element describes the nature of how the problem appears to the Obstacle Character from his subjective point of view. Symptom really describes the effects of the Obstacle Character Problem element, but because the Problem element is on the level of his own motivations, Obstacle Characters can never see their actual problems without solving them.