This is something rather personal I want to investigate further, but can't find enough trustworthy material on (this article
is way too general and somewhat dubiously esoteric):
I realised the other day that I constantly sabotage myself in daily tasks.
I can't really put my finger on WHY on earth I'm doing it, all I know is that I obviously get a strange masochistic pleasure from it and therefore continue sabotaging myself.
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Let me give you a few examples of this rather awkward phenomenon:
- I run down a (often spiral) staircase carrying too many (often electronic) items in my hands and I KNOW that I'm gonna drop something and that disaster will ensue, yet I wouldn't/couldn't simply go back upstairs and carry fewer items or walk slower.
- I place a cup of tea/coffee, a glass of wine or an ink bottle (basically anything that leaves stains) on a carpet KNOWING that I'll knock it over, yet something forces me to leave it there.
I could go on and on and on and on as these things happen at least once a day, but I guess you get the general idea.
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So I was wondering:
- Do you suffer from that syndrome too, and if yes, what do you do to prevent accidents from happening?
- Is it somehow linked to the self-fullfilling prophecy phenomenon?
Thanks for your help!