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self-destructive

(sĕlf′dĭ-strŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to do harm to oneself.
2. Marked by an impulse or tendency to harm or kill oneself.

self′-de·struc′tive·ly adv.
self′-de·struc′tive·ness n.
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People thus disempowered by instruction that contradicts their instincts--and often the truth--behave secretly, unthinkingly, and often self-destructively.
For instance, multiple personality patients feel as if they inhabit separate selves, often act impulsively and self-destructively, and cannot form stable relationships; drug abusers reort entering a separate drug or alcohol identify, undergo extreme mood shifts, and maintain a suspicious, withdrawn stance toward others; and bulimic women report distorted body images, binge-eat and purge, and avoid sexual relations.
Assume that people are self-destructively stupid, and your tactics are apt to become overbearing at best, dictatorial at worst.
Twice in my life when I was younger, I acted so self-destructively that I ended up in casualty with serious injuries: once with a knife, once when driving a car.
Carroll insists that this building summarises so much of the post-FDR hubris of America (Roosevelt never wanted it erected to be a permanent military HQ), such that Carroll declares that in reprising his youthful past as 'the Pentagon's invisible boy; in trying to explain why the global War on Terror has seized so much of the American psyche so self-destructively, and telling the story of 'this usurping center of principality and power', he has found himself interrogating 'the Building, the bomb, and the battle, still raging, for America'.
Intriguingly, however, it seems possible that his pent-up wrath, which erupted so self-destructively as Ireland tried to get ready for the World Cup, was exacerbated because he was trying not to drink.
Steeped in the breath of ale and cigarettes, in the boozy and sometimes self-destructively proud nature of working class male friendships, it's a film for men of a certain age, one to catch them chokingly offguard as thoughts of time being called rush in unbidden, but its tears and tenderness should catch the heart of everyone who sees it.Mike Davies
"We will have to stop speaking to ourselves as we have too often in the last 10 years - self-indulgently and self-destructively."
Shyu scarcely allows in the kind of subversive humor this material is -- ahem -- screaming out for, resulting in a self-destructively lethargic rhythm that gives audiences far too much time to ponder the nonsense, particularly the limp retelling of the Orpheus myth, with Tamlyn subbing as Eurydice.
Six years ago, for his second outing as director, Sean Penn teamed with Jack Nicholson to make The Crossing Guard, the story of a man self-destructively obsessed at avenging the death of his daughter at the hands of a drunken driver.
"We will have to stop speaking to ourselves as we have done too often in the last 10 years - self-indulgently and self-destructively."
In an almost hilariously conspicuous way, they copy the sardonic body-dumping scene from "Goodfellas" and the Robert De Niro-Harvey Keitel chat on the roof from "Mean Streets." They even offer an ex-boxer protagonist who self-destructively throws away his talent (shades of "Raging Bull"), while the final act recalls "Taxi Driver's" mood, as Benny wanders the hood, obsessively looking for a few people to kill while remaining unconcerned about the prospects of being taken down himself.