Self/ Success Saboteurs…

What is Self Sabotaging Behavior?

  1. Behaviour is said to be selfsabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.
  2. The most common selfsabotaging behaviours are procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting.

What is self-destructive behaviour?

  1. Selfdestructive behaviour is any behaviour that is harmful or potentially harmful towards the person who engages in the behaviour
  2. Selfdestructive behaviours exist on a continuum, with suicide at one extreme end of the scale. Selfdestructive actions may be deliberate, born of impulse, or developed as a habit.

Here is a good article link from Psychology Today on this subject.

What is a self-saboteur?
  1. Selfsaboteurs drive people away. Often rooted in underlying feelings of inadequacy and fear of failure, selfsaboteurs push others away.
  2. Most often, they do this by being overly critical and negative of those around them.
  3. Self-saboteurs are masters at procrastination.
What is a self-defeating behaviour?
  1. Any behaviour you engage in that is self-sabotaging, that takes you away from what you want, or that distracts you from your goals is behaviour that is selfdefeating.
  2. These behaviours zap your vitality, leaving you exhausted and without access to the powerful energy, you need to create your best life.


What are examples of self-destructive behaviours?
The following are examples of self-destructive behaviour:
  • Drinking alcohol.
  • Overeating.
  • Cutting yourself.
  • Verbally lashing out at someone.
  • Avoiding other people or isolating yourself.
  • Using drugs.
  • Engaging in disordered eating (for example, fasting or purging)
  • Gambling.