self-destructive behavior

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self-destructive behavior

any behavior, direct or indirect, that if uninterrupted will ultimately lead to the death of the individual.
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Oct 24-Nov 21 SCORPIO PEOPLE are saying you've fallen into a downward spiral of self-destructive behaviour.
Meanwhile, Gabriel is busy indulging in reckless self-destructive behaviour which could jeopardise everything, not least his relationships with those closest to him.
The party have been prone to infighting and self-destructive behaviour.
The film asks us to sympathise with Franny but, given his self-destructive behaviour and fondness for inappropriate remarks and actions, that's too big a request.
Equally, those who believe in active government and want to use taxes to stop self-destructive behaviour should seek a mandate from the electorate.
The woman is left shattered by her mother's demise and indulges in self-destructive behaviour, which eventually affects her marriage.
Willis' contention was that the self-destructive behaviour of British working class 'lads' was a form of resistance against their attempted socialization to the labour regimes of industrial Britain.
Why we keep doing things that hurt us is a fascinating question, because normally we learn from experience," said Richard O'Connor, author of Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behaviour (Hudson Street Press).
As the world's youngest country - it broke free from Sudan in 2011 - South Sudan needs to move on from its endemic folly of ethnic warring and self-destructive behaviour and instead look to build itself as a responsible and strong member of the world fraternity.
Parents should be aware of some behavioural symptoms that an abused child displays like experiencing depression, poor school performance, anxiety or aggressive and self-destructive behaviour," said Grace Yana, DSWD-7 Social Worker Focal on Children.
Research has consistently reported that adolescent self-destructive behaviour is a complex and multidetermined phenomenon (Chan et al.