He links her rampant adolescent exhibitionism with counterphobic
tendencies and frequently endeavors to show that the photographer made her subjects look how she felt-a term he refers to as "Arbused"-through quotes by former subjects and quotes about these subjects by Arbus herself.
Gilgamesh departs on a frantic counterphobic
search for immortality.
Half-heartedly embracing extreme difference in order to escape the sinful excess of sameness in incest, Rene's counterphobic
reaction--a panicky flight from what he fears, in ignorance that its source is within himself--only locks him into an incurable melancholia for the narcissistic dream of codependence he has lost.
You'd have thought a spell of pokey should have seen the counterphobic
Jeb rush straight to Rikers Island to beg for a claustrophobic cell with Axe Killer McMurty, but no.
nostalgia is not often a counterphobic
attitude toward the past,
208) According to James Hepburn, boys and men who have been abused "defend against their feelings of vulnerability through a comportment of self-reliance, detachment and self-denial," counterphobic
activities often linked to excessive activity, aggression and antisocial behavior.
Overall, however, Blickle's own view of Heimat is almost overwhelmingly negative: 'Heimat constructs', we learn, 'are counterphobic
conceptualizations expressed in regressive, imagistic terms' (p.
But the Dionysiaca is also a poem about poor interpersonal relationships and communication (inevitable when all are so narcissistic); the psychology of isolation; (11) exploitation of others and lack of empathy; how applause and recognition must fill the void when there is an inability to love; about struggles for dominance and furious tantrums that manifest in many ways, from formal contests to exchanges of insults; hysterical sensitivity to shame and counterphobic
, often preemptive mockery and humiliation of others; exhibitionistic forms of behavior and exhibitionism's frequent counterpart, voyeurism; and shame-prone people enjoying the infliction on others of the narcissistic injuries they most fear suffering themselves.
Underneath, drivers nurse a fear that they are "nothing," and their overt, overambitious behavior is counterphobic
I was terrified, and what I do when I'm frightened is become counterphobic
Acts of toughness" to deal with their fear, developing counterphobic
Ramakrishna's powerfully ambivalent attitude towards women, expressed both in his phobic flight from them and in his counterphobic
desire to become one, at least to the extent of a kind of protective mimicry, is in a way paradigmatic of the interplay of desire and the anxiety generated by that desire which underlies much of the mythic and cultic material under discussion.