The Ostrich Complex: A Personalized Plan of Action for Overcoming the Fears That Hold You Back

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Product Description A psychologist describes a habitual syndrome of handling problems characterized by denial and procrastination and formulates a plan of action for individual change From Library Journal Fear of failure. Whether it be on the job, at home, or with interpersonal re lationships, it seems to be a common human trait to avoid dealing with this fear at all costs. Weiner, a clinical psychologist and author of The Brain Game , calls this habit the ostrich com plex, and proposes a plan of action to overcome it. Offering self-tests for the reader and examples based on his clin ical experience, Weiner attempts to show that procrastination, denial, and the storing-up of emotionally painful occurrences can be done away with, and a healthier, happier person will re sult. He's quick to warn that the job requires discipline and understanding, and he includes an effective follow-up inventory. A new twist to an old sub ject, sure to appeal to anyone who hesitates before decision-making. Robert L. Jaquay, William K. Sanford Town Lib., Loudonville, N.Y. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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