Counterproductivity

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

  1. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I would answer your question but I'm quite apathetic, so I won't.
     
  2. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Fun fact: Googling "counterproductivity syndrome" will actually bring up this thread as the top result.

    I've been all over Wikipedia, alec, checking out every syndrome connected or related to counter-productivity, counter-intuitiveness, capability, over-qualification, procrastination, and work aversion I could find, and no dice. Maybe what you're looking for is a localized term-- some folk term or something that doesn't translate well?
     
  3. Stereotypical Villain

    Stereotypical Villain First time out of the vault

    15
    May 24, 2010
    I still say that you're trying to conjure a syndrome out of a common case of laziness just so you'll feel better about being a lazy wanker.

    Get over yerself, stop chasing ghosts (that's a job for the ghost busters) and start reading more of my LPs.
     
  4. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I've done the same, Yamu. Clicked all lemmas in lists of syndromes and couldn't find anything even remotely related to what it is I'm looking for.

    So, yeah, maybe I'm just imagining things or maybe it was something local.

    Sorry for obviously troubling most of you with this simple request.
     
  5. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Hm, perhaps it's rather a question of motivation instead of counterproductivity. (There's similar behavior described in Vroom's expectancy theory, for instance.)
     
  6. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006

    Motivational anhedonia, you bunch of tards... :roll:

    Apathy
    Procrastination
    Malaise
    Depression
     
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Its not really trouble. Ignore the troll posts. But you have to admit your post gives a lot of potential for fun and jokes.

    I am not sure if he is meaning that.

    In psychology and psychiatry, anhedonia (pron.: /ˌænhiˈdoʊniə/ AN-hee-DOH-nee-ə; Greek: ἀν- an-, "without" + ἡδονή hēdonē, "pleasure") is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, sexual activities or social interactions. While earlier definitions of anhedonia emphasized pleasurable experience, more recent models have highlighted the need to consider different aspects of enjoyable behavior, such as motivation or desire to engage in an activity ("motivational anhedonia"), as compared to the level of enjoyment of the activity itself ("consummatory anhedonia").[1]

    According to William James the term was coined by Théodule-Armand Ribot.

    One can distinguish many kinds of pathological depression. Sometimes it is mere passive joylessness and dreariness, discouragement, dejection, lack of taste and zest and spring. Professor Ribot has proposed the name anhedonia to designate this condition. "The state of anhedonia, if I may coin a new word to pair off with analgesia," he writes, "has been very little studied, but it exists."[2]

    Anhedonia can be a characteristic of mental disorders including mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. For example, people affected with schizophrenia often describe themselves as feeling emotionally empty.[3]

    Mood disturbances are commonly observed in many psychiatric disorders. Disturbing mood changes may occur resultant to stressful life events and they are not uncommon during times of physical illness.[4] While anhedonia can be a feature of such mood changes, they are not mutually inclusive.
     
  8. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    No, what you referenced certainly does not mean what Aec referred to or even what I referred to.

    You'd have to actually look up 'Motivational anhedonia' to know what I was referring to, hence me posting the words, "Motivational anhedonia'.

    Serbs... :roll:
     
  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Can you actually put one single post somewhere without being a total asshole to other posters?
     
  10. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about it Surf Solar, DammitBoy and Crni Vuk have this strange love affair going on, it usually involves DammitBoy stomping on Crni Vuk's balls, which oddly enough Crni Vuk doesn't seem to mind. :wink:
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    no, he is pretty snippy to everyone
     
  12. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Yes, he can be very very snippy. :roll:

    On a sidenote: he's wrong. It's not ''Motivational anhedonia". It was definitely a syndrome.

    I might actually just do what Per suggested and name the thing after myself. No one else seems to know about it, so...
     
  13. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Yes
     
  14. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Prove it
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    isnt that what he did with "yes" as answer?
     
  16. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Don't be a naive vuk. I sense at least 7 assholes in that post.
     
  17. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Hello kettle... that's hurtful. :wink:
     
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well if you tried almost everything ... then it doesn't seem to be that simple. Or maybe youre joking no clue.
     
  19. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Motivational Deficiency Disorder
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420696/

    Just another bullshit disorder cooked up so they can sell drugs.

    Its call being lazy. Laziness is not a disease, it does not need drug treatment.

     
  20. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    You are correct sir. Laziness should be dealt with by handing out beatings to those lazy fucks.