1. the incapacity to switch sets or display flexibility because of brain damage or psychological state. 2. seriously handicapped initiative, ambition, or motivation, at times correlated with brain injury, specifically to the frontal lobes.

PATHOLOGICAL INERTIA: "Her son was so lazy, she sometimes wondered is he couldn't somehow suffer from pathological inertia."
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