Survival Driven Behaviors

Survival Driven-Behaviors Are Instead Of Healthy, Fully Balanced Living, Joy, Compassion And Intimacy

See blog stories linked below as well as bottom of list for tips on how to use the information that follows (i.e. what to do instead of survival-driven behaviors and more).

Abuse, emotional of self or others
Abuse, physical of self or others
Accountability, lack of
Acting out
Addictions, chemical
Adrenaline addictions (non-ingested chemical addiction to one’s own adrenaline, etc.)
Alcoholism
Anger*
Angry behaviors
Attachments
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Avoiding emotions
Backaches
Bitchiness or irritability
Blaming
Boredom
Boredom, avoidance of
Brattiness
Breath, holding
Burnout
Challenging others
Chaos, creating or seeking
Charisma*
Commitments, not keeping
Competitiveness
Compulsions
Conflict, avoidance of
Conflict, creation of
Confusion
Conning others
Contracts, vague
Control , self, excessive
Controlling, of others or afraid of from others
Criticizing others
Death, avoidance of thoughts of
Death-defying
Defensiveness
Defiance
Demanding
Denial
Dependency, excessive
Dependency, rejection of
Depression
Determination (Can be healthy and balanced or expression of excitement addiction) *
Difficulty following rules
Discounting**
Dissociating
Drama, creating or seeking
Drug addiction
Drug dealing
Eating disorders
Ego addiction
Emotional insensitivity
Enemies, creation of
Enemies, having none
Excitement addiction
Faith, lack of
Fear that is not reality based
Feelings, avoidance of
Feelings, control of instead of working with
Feelings, denial or discounting* of
Feelings, intense*
Fighting
Fleeing
Frustration
"F--- You" Attitude Or
Getting even
Getting rid of others
Giving up
God, lack of belief in
Happiness that is not reality based
Headaches
Helplessness
Hurrying, excessively
Hyper vigilance
Inability to cooperate with others
Illnesses, all with a psychological component
"I'll do it myself" attitude
Insomnia
Intensity, emotional
Intimacy, avoidance of
Intimacy, difficulty with
Isolation
Jealousy
Judgmental, being
“Kick Me Game”
Laughter, inappropriate
Lust
Lying, Bold-faced, small and white lies
Masking (Anastasia, The Storyteller has been masterful at this one.)
Mortality, avoidance of thoughts on
Not forgiving self or others
Now I’ve Got You, You SOB
Numbness, emotional
Over-adapting
Partying, excessively
Passive aggressiveness
Perfectionism
Persecuting
Pleasing others, excessively
Polarizing over differences rather than seeking ways to resolve them
Power addiction
Power struggles
Power, abuse of
Powerlessness, excessive
Procrastination
Promiscuity
Psychosomatic illnesses, all
Punishing others
Rage
Rebelliousness
Rescuing
Resistance*
Revenge, seeking
Rigidity
Risk-taking, excessively*
Sadness that is not reality based
Seducible, being
Seductiveness
Sexual acting-out
Solitude, avoidance of
Solitude, excessive
Speed-rapping
Spiritual confusion and conflicts
Stealing
Stress
Stubbornness*
Survival motivations, excessive
Survival-Driven Behaviors, excessive or unrealistic
Suspiciousness
Talking, excessively
Temper tantrums
Trying hard
Urgency
Vengefulness
Victim, position
Violence
Void, avoidance of experiencing
Withdrawal*
Yelling

* Some of these Survival-Driven Behaviors may appear to be contradictions of one another. Examples are charisma, determination and “Enemies, creation of” and “Enemies, having none.“ However, they simply reflect that there are different Warrior styles. Passive Warriors and Aggressive Warriors are two distinct types with shades of both generally present in most of us.

For a discussion of the challenges of the "Agressive Warrior" in relationships, you may enjoy reading Winning At Love, on the work in this area of my former psychiatist mentor, Martin G. Groder, M.D. and his associate, Pat Webster. holding with respect) = minimizing or ignoring data that is relevant to an individual (i.e. needs, emotions), a situation (i.e. preparatedness for a hurricane) or the solving of a problem (i.e. driving on a flat tire instead of fixing it promptly). Copyrighted, 1998 by Marcia E. Rosen.



** Discounting (instead of acknowledging or