Psychological Reactance: Why We Sabotage Our Own Goals - Deepstash
Why we do the opposite of what we are supposed to do

We hate the feeling of being bossed around, even when doing as we’re told is good for us.

Psychological reactance is our knee-jerk negative reaction to being told what to do....

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Psychological Reactance: Why We Sabotage Our Own Goals

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Psychological reactance is why you hate it when your manager asks you to do a task and you feel you are being micromanaged. However, realtization dawns on you that the task was critical to your...

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Not something bad, but...

Psychological reactance isn’t really bad.

If you comply everytime with rules and instructions, you tend to be more vulnerable to manipulation.

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It is not beneficial when, at times, it could prevent us from doing things that we should do — like be helpful to others.

This affects you deeply when you are trying to make, commitments and ...

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With an awareness about psychological reactance, you have the power to recognize and disarm it.

Instead of flaking on commitments because of a knee-jerk feeling, you can change your perspect...

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