A person whose TA is low is in a state of overwhelm.
Poor TRs or rough auditing easily drive the TA down.
A TA can go low during a run like on engrams, and can come back up when actual erasure occurs.
Usually a person whose TA goes below 2.0 when run on incidents too steep for him will get low TA.
A low TA is of course any TA below 2.0.
An occasional cause of this is as simple as the meter not being trimmed.
Sweaty hands, improper electrodes, and sometimes a faulty meter also cause a “low TA” to appear.
Heavy processes like LX 1-2-3 are sometimes an overwhelm.
An invalidative look on an Examiner’s face can drive a TA down a bit. Cold cans can send it UP high.
Lack of rest or time of the day gives some cases a low or high TA. At 2:00 a.m. TAs often are very high, for instance.
Persons with low TAs tend to be somewhat inactive in life and non-causative.
When audited with poor TRs or on processes too steep some persons’ TAs go low (below 2.0).
An F/N is never an F/N when above 3.0 or below 2.0.
Life repairs and auditing repairs, light processes and no goof auditing are the proper actions for low TA cases.
Auditors whose pcs’ TAs go low should look to the flawlessness of their auditing, the ease of their TRs and refuse any heavy overwhelm type C/Ses for such pcs.
Good Two-Way Comm on troubling subjects, use of prepared lists on life, mild close to objective processes, no forcing over protests, never running processes that don’t read first, getting the pc out of being effect and toward being cause, extroverting the pc’s attention with objective processes all work well on low TA cases.
The actual technical reason for low TAs is found in higher levels and does not concern and would be of no use to lower level pcs.
Take it easy. Don’t goof as auditor or C/S are the keynotes of low TA cases.
My opinion on this is that people worry too much about low TAs.
On Flag where auditing is done like silk we haven’t seen any low TAs for ages.