SELF-HANDICAPPING

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Psychological technique where a person lessens a chance of a good performance because they expect to fail. It is done to create an excuse that is accepted for poor showing.

SELF-HANDICAPPING: "Joe was always self-handicapping himself due to his sense of failing."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-HANDICAPPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-handicapping/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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