SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS By N., Sam M.S. - 5 These are behaviours that are damaging and not in our best interest. The behaviour can be repetitive and resist treatment and can lead to attempts of suicide. See death instinct. SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS: "Joe's self-destructiveness was evident in his extreme risk taking and placing himself in dangerous places." Related Psychology Terms FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Developing a Case Study ADOLESCENCE (Theories) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Hitler and Conformity CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY Diagnosis and Treatment Planning ANTISOCIAL REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-destructiveness/ (accessed July 4, 2022).