In dealing with various people who seek help, some cope cope quite well with their crises and others quite poorly. It is possible to predict which is which and below is a list of characteristics of troubled people which can serve as indicators.
One characteristic is that the person is nearly overwhelmed in a crisis. Prior to the crisis the person is emotionally weak and responds in a way that makes matters worse, but from the person’s perspective it is the most efficient thing possible. The reason is because that person is already hurting emotionally. Read more