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oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - Clinical implications of a phenomenological study : being regarded as a threat while attempting to do one's best

Volume 16 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1445-7377

 

Abstract

Cultural messages promote putting forward one's best effort, and yet any level of success, or the effort itself, can lead to being regarded as a threat. People forming everyday social comparisons may feel threatened by those attempting to do their best, and may react to neutralize the perceived threat. The urge to undermine someone regarded as a threat can result in direct reprisal, social strain, or other repercussions that can range from unpleasantness to life-changing trauma. Given the potential for negative outcomes, the experience of being regarded as a threat while attempting to do one's best merits close examination.

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2016-03-01
2017-01-19

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