Moving Away From People Psychology

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I can relate to the “moving away from people” strategy of defense from Horney’s theory. Moving away from people was either a normal defense (natural movement) or a neurotic defense (uncontrollable movement). One of the consequences of living in a neurotic household is moving away from people. Growing up in my family, my father and I were the only two Jewish people. Even though I am mixed with my mother’s West Indian side, the rest of my family only saw a Jewish girl. I was constantly teased and made fun off. Children at this age would usually cope with withdrawal. Due this behavior I started staying home and not attending social gatherings. It lasted for such a long time; I decided to join the United States Military to get away from everyone.
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