Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wonder #2: Rejection/Abandonment

Wonder #2: Rejection/Abandonment
"I wonder if these people are really going to keep me."

Behaviors associated with this issue:

  • Approach/avoidance conflicts in relationships, especially with parents, but occurring also in relationships with peers
  • Rejecting others before they can be rejected ("I will 'quit' before I get fired)
  • Negative behavior to speed anticipated rejection and test commitment of others
  • Attempts to be "perfect" to avoid rejection

Stay tuned tomorrow for Wonder #3...

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