Always staying in control can turn one into a control freak. It can also make us fearful of situations when we cannot be in control.
One can feel unprepared in certain situations and avoid them altogether. Always wanting to be in control can also create unnecessary anxiety.
MORE IDEAS FROM These 4 positive-sounding traits can actually sabotage your success
Some behavioural traits generally have a positive connotation to them, but are self-sabotaging in the long run:
These traits can set us up for success initially but have a downside to them.
Thinking everything to death before making decisions can be counterproductive, creating self-doubt.
If you keep researching every aspect and keep gathering every information to make that mythical perfect decision, you will never reach certainty.
Being able to work under pressure once in a while is a positive trait, but if it is an addiction to trigger focus, it can give rise to procrastination.
People create artificial pressure situations to add that spark of a time crunch but waiting to start your work just before the deadline is highly unproductive.
Self-sabotage involves behaviors or thoughts that keep you away from what you desire most in life. It’s that internal sentiment gnawing at us, saying “you can’t do this.”
Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.
You avoid anything that leads to a bigger commitment. You're always wondering: "if it goes wrong, how can I extricate myself easily from this relationship?"
Because commitment reduces your ability to leave a relationship without financial or emotional consequences, you tend to avoid it.
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