Self Defeating Behaviour

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Word Count:-2,423 DESCRIBE AND EVALUATE TWO APPROACHES TO THE TREATMENT OF SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOUR. THE APPROACHES SHOULD BE SELECTED FROM THOSE INTRODUCED IN MODULE 5. In this essay I will try and demonstrate my knowledge and understanding of the title, by describing and evaluating two approaches of the treatment of self-defeating behaviour. INTRODUCTION Self-defeating behaviour is a behaviour used to cope with a traumatic situation. It is then repeatedly used but often has a damaging effect on the person. This can be identified as being deliberate or intentional behaviour that has a clear, definite or probably negative effect. People are more likely to have a self-defeating or destructive manner when either there are threats made to their egos or when they have low self-esteem. When people have low self-esteem they are more likely to be susceptible to having depression, anxiety and emotional distress, which are problems that are usually directly related to low self-appraisal. There are many examples of self-defeating behaviours like, being needy, guilty, envious, angry, obsessive, rebellious, addictions, eating disorders, procrastination, controlling, gossiping, self-doubt and depression. Basically self-defeating behaviour is a coping mechanism we use when we are dealing with a threatening or stressful situation. We grab at any solution that we can find. The solution might have helped in the short term, and that is why we keep repeating it. Nonetheless, it can also have a negative impact on our life. WHAT IS THE DEFINTION OF SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOUR? Self-defeating behaviour can be defined as habits that are usually destructive to a person. That may be as a result of repeating old patterns, during times of stress or even peer-pressure. There are many different sorts of self-defeating behaviours such as the misuse of damaging substances like alcohol,

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