Common Rationalizations

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Hostility disguised as moral indignation

Possessiveness disguised as love

Clinginess disguised as love

Despair disguised as sarcasm

Sadism disguised as the intention to guide or educate

Masochism disguised as allegiance to a cause or organization

Loneliness disguised as individualism

Sadness disguised as anger

Anger disguised as sadness

Cowardice disguised as prudence

Dependence disguised as duty or obligation

Anxiety-driven activity disguised as productive activity

Cruelty disguised as honesty

Schizoid personality disguised as Eastern detachment

Complacency disguised as patience

Narcissism disguised as self-love

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