Characteristics of Troubled People: Part 2
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This is a continuation of the list of characteristics of troubled people.
5) Unrealistic Approach to Time
The fifth characteristic of a troubled person is an unrealistic approach to time. A person who copes this way crowd the time dimensions of a problem, or they extend the time factors way into the future. This means that the person either wants the problem fixed right away or will delay and delay, which avoids the discomfort of reality but enlarges the person’s problem.
6) Excessive Guilt
A person who struggles with excessive guilt has difficulty coping with a crisis. The person tends to blame no else but himself for the difficulty which results in feeling worse and self immobilization.
A blamer also has difficulty coping with a crisis. This person does not focus on what the problem is but turn to “the cause of the problem”. This person’s approach is to find some enemies, either real or imagined, and project the blame on them.
Excessive Dependence or Independence
The eighth characteristic of a person who does not cope well is the tendency to be either very dependent or very independent. The person either turn away from others who offer help or becomes a clinging vine. The person who clings tend to suffocate those who are helping him or her. An overly independent person, on the other hand, shun offers to help, and even if he or she is sliding down the hill toward disaster, this person does not cry out.