Saturday, May 4, 2013
Can you think of instances in which motivations may arise out of pressures which are not consciously known?
An instance would be an individual who is unable to stay in an intimate relationship. The individual may insist that there are rational explanations to end the relationship but his or her actions may be driven by pressures which are not consciously known, such as the fear of rejection, and the desires for belonging and love. These unconscious pressures can lead an individual to end intimate relationships quickly and frequently. The individual may need and want an intimate relationship but the fear of rejection leads him or her to find reasons and ways of ending to the relationship to avoid rejection.