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I guess all I was suggesting is that a really low and fragile ego, is still highly self absorbed and is a type of ego in and of itself.
...she is totally self absorbed - everything is about how others think of her, what they do to wrong her, etc etc. and her capacity to love others and leave herself behind is hardly there. It's ALL ABOUT HER, and she's like a black hole of need...
Learned helplessness as a technical term in animal psychology and related human psychology means a condition of a human being or an animal in which it has learned to behave helplessly, even when the opportunity is restored for it to help itself by avoiding an unpleasant or harmful circumstance to which it has been subjected. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation (Seligman, 1975).
I want to get better because I know logically these thoughts are holding me back and I have great potential.