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Have you ever done exactly the opposite of what you had actually wanted to do because of fear or uncertainty?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21581points) January 4th, 2012

Is it true that people sometimes act very unlike themselves, do exactly what they don’t want to, either because of deep set fears, lack of confidence or as a form of projection?

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tranquilsea's avatar

I don’t separate out sides of myself. If I do something I regret later I apologize for it and don’t do it again. It drives me insane when people blame their bad behaviour on fears, lack of confidence or projection. I call them externalizers and they rarely have much personal responsibility.

downtide's avatar

That is totally the story of my entire life. (well, most of it)

stardust's avatar

Several times, yes.

MilkyWay's avatar

All the time. I’m going to change that soon.

saint's avatar

No. That is usually a guarantee of poor outcome and disappointment

AshLeigh's avatar

Doing it now…

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I am guilty of that.

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