Counterproductivity

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by alec, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Simple question:

    I am looking for the name of a certain syndrome, a counterproductive one. It basically boils down to this: 'I know I can do that, so I don't do it.'

    I know there's a name for this thing, but it has slipped my mind and I can't find it via Google.

    Anyone else who knows?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    I can't know
     
  3. pipboy-x11

    pipboy-x11 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    161
    Jan 6, 2004
    HBMS: Haven't Been in Military Syndrome
     
  4. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
    Orderite

    Jan 29, 2004
    I know I can answer your question, so I won't.
     
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I know I can post in this thread, so... whatever the syndrome is called, I guess I don't have it.
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think he just means laziness
     
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Well I have that. And procrastitude.
     
  8. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I'm surprised his syndrome didn't prevent him from starting this thread.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    arent you afraid of sexually transmitted diseases though?
     
  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    That's promisculence. But I don't think that's what alec means either.
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    hmm. neither my dictionary nor google tells me what promisculence means.

    Lizards are evil.
     
  12. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    I think he means promiscuity, but with them lizards you can never be sure.
     
  13. Werozzi

    Werozzi First time out of the vault

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    Jan 21, 2013
    Big ball syndrome!
     
  14. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Assface syndrome.
     
  15. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    WTF? Thirteen posts and not one of you even gives me a serious answer?

    This thread ain't a joke, seriously. There's a name for this sort of thing, I've heard it before, but I can't remember where.

    Personally, I'm quite familiar with the feeling, though. Like when I've come up with a sweet plot, great characters, collected a shitload of notes on the book and actually know how the story is supposed to end, this feeling actually pops up: 'I know I could write this book and that knowledge sort of ruins it for me, so I don't feel like writing it anymore.'

    I guess maybe people who study psychology would know. Perhaps.

    I really expected to find it if I googled 'counterproductive + syndrome', but yeah...
     
  16. Stereotypical Villain

    Stereotypical Villain First time out of the vault

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    May 24, 2010
  17. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    me: i know i can pass microbiology so i don't feel like taking the classes and exams.

    my psychologist: that sounds like you're lazy.

    me: :roll:
     
  18. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    You should write an academic paper on this, alec. Either they'll hail you as a great psychologer, or they'll have to tell you where they read about it before, which may reveal the term you seek. Win/probable win!
     
  19. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Maybe because it doesn't really qualify as a syndrome. Or, this might be just a part of some other social disorder that amounts to more than that. I have read my share of psychology books, but i can't remember the state that you described being mentioned. Try starting searching from a bigger branch, and look into the key words that you type in google, and if they really represent what you mean.
     
  20. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    He'll probably win a one way ticket to the fun house that way.