Self-sabotage occurs when we want to achieve a goal and then go about getting in our own way, as if to make sure what we want does not happen. Rationally, it is hard to understand why anyone would do that. In reality, all of us self-sabotage now and then, in varying degrees.
Psychologists study self-sabotage because normal people do it even though it is maladaptive, which seems puzzling.
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