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conditioned coping strategy » LEgWarmers

Posted by pseudoname on January 22, 2006, at 18:44:40

In reply to Re: Can “giving up” be a compulsion?, posted by LEgWarmers on January 22, 2006, at 14:43:36

> I think it is more of a conditioned coping strategy that needs to be broken

Thanks, LW, I think that's wise. You put it pretty well. I think I'll try to keep that idea in my head tomorrow when I run up against give-upism. The more I've been trying to apply it, the "compulsion" idea doesn't quite seem to work in this case...

> Some people laugh when they hear me call myself one [a perfectionist].

Yeah, it's ironic! I know exactly what you mean. I think this could explain a lot of situations where people are clearly capable and want to do various things but seem unable to bring themselves to perform at all. I can think of so many cases in people I know....




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