There are basically four family types that we all come from.
1 - The Traditional Family System
The old-fashioned family has a myth that “father knows best.” This family is under the control of only one member.
2 - Enmeshed Family System
The frightened family has a myth that it's “us against the world.” It is emotionally bound together and protective of itself.
3 - The Fighting Family System
The fighting family has a myth of “every man for himself.” Each member of this family is strongly individualistic, recognizing no other authority than his (or her) own.
4 - The Open Family System
The healthy family system theme is “all for one and one for all.” The open family system emphasizes the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual, the importance of unconditional positive regard, and the value of positive reinforcement.