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Avoidance tactics and strategies - why do you do them?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Various reasons

People use avoidance tactics and strategies for a variety of reasons including: fear of being judged, low self-esteem, learning this behavior by watching a parent be avoidant.
The problem with avoidance is that it rarely if ever solves problems. There is a model that discusses being either passive, aggressive, or assertive. Generally the most healthy behavior falls into the assertive range.

In brief: Various reasons

People use avoidance tactics and strategies for a variety of reasons including: fear of being judged, low self-esteem, learning this behavior by watching a parent be avoidant.
The problem with avoidance is that it rarely if ever solves problems. There is a model that discusses being either passive, aggressive, or assertive. Generally the most healthy behavior falls into the assertive range.
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