What is Self Sabotaging Behavior?
- Behaviour is said to be self–sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.
- The most common self–sabotaging behaviours are procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting.
What is self-destructive behaviour?
- Self–destructive behaviour is any behaviour that is harmful or potentially harmful towards the person who engages in the behaviour.
- Self–destructive behaviours exist on a continuum, with suicide at one extreme end of the scale. Self–destructive actions may be deliberate, born of impulse, or developed as a habit.
- Self–saboteurs drive people away. Often rooted in underlying feelings of inadequacy and fear of failure, self–saboteurs push others away.
- Most often, they do this by being overly critical and negative of those around them.
- Self-saboteurs are masters at procrastination.
- 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 self–defeating.
- These behaviours zap your vitality, leaving you exhausted and without access to the powerful energy, you need to create your best life.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Cutting yourself.
- Verbally lashing out at someone.
- Avoiding other people or isolating yourself.
- Using drugs.
- Engaging in disordered eating (for example, fasting or purging)