NEED-FEAR DILEMMA

is a trade-off condition where individuals typically like to remain within a controlled environment however they also tend to have an aversion or dislike for external control, counter-balancing their need for a controlled existence.

NEED-FEAR DILEMMA: "The need-fear dilemma is a curious problem where a person will have a simultaneous need for an event or object whilst also having a fear of that same thing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEED-FEAR DILEMMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/need-fear-dilemma/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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