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I agree with @AlwaysConfused that this sounds very like someone with Asperger's. However, if you want a more "neutral" term, would Introvert help? Such a person - an Ixxx on the Myers-Briggs scale - typically finds their "energy levels" drain when in groups of people, and recharge when they are on their own.


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As Wikipedia points out: Myelin is a lipid-rich (fatty) substance formed in the central nervous system (CNS) by glial cells called oligodendrocytes, and in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) by Schwann cells. When referring to the sheath, you are referring to the covering which is made of myelin. Myelin sheaths are sleeves of fatty tissue that ...


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I don't think there's an official term for this kind of bluffing specifically, that's widely used. But Nixon's approach to the Soviet Union, to act in an exaggerated irrational manner to deter them from provoking the US, is sometimes referred to as the "Madman Strategy".


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Maybe what you are looking for is the field cognitive science of religion: Cognitive science of religion is the study of religious thought and behavior from the perspective of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. The field employs methods and theories from a very broad range of disciplines, including: cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, ...


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There are a few terms which can be used for this. The answer from @AlwaysConfused could describe the situation if you are actually talking to them like a child as stipulated in the title, but therapists should not sound patronising or condescending so I wonder if you may be referring to a form of "circumnavigation". The use of circumnavigation may not ...


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The description strongly matches with Autism, Autism spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome. See also: Asperger syndrome Autism spectrum condition Autism Classically, Asperger syndrome was characterised by no obvious delay in language development, and in some cases Aspergers tend to have a very vast vocabulary. I did not understand what is meant ...


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It sounds like a variant on the sandwich technique, which is advocated by some as the preferred way to deliver critical feedback to a person, like a student or employee. The sandwich technique can be defined as: ...offer[ing] a piece of negative feedback “sandwiched" between two positive ones, thus easing the blow of the critique. Note that this ...


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Short answer In the cortex, pyramidal cells and projection neurons can be used interchangeably, as both terms refer to the same cells. Background One way to classify neurons is based on their function. Two functionally distinctive types of neurons have been classified, namely Projection neurons, which send an axon out of the structure where their soma ...


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Updated answer: The limbic lobe (aka limbic cortex) is made up of the cingulate gyrus and the parahippocampal gyrus (so the cingulate gyrus is only part of the limbic lobe). The limbic lobe is part of the limbic system. There is some disagreement over what the limbic system includes, but some of the other areas contained in the limbic system include the ...


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Dereistic Thinking: Failure to take the facts of reality into account, so that thoughts derived mainly from fantasy rather than experience and logical inference." Dereism Mental activity that deviates from the laws of logic and experience and fails to take the facts of reality into consideration. In many schizophrenic states, psychic activity is largely ...


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There is agnosiophobia, which is the fear of not knowing, (the opposite being gnosiophobia — fear of knowledge/knowing). There is also agnostophobia which is fear of the unknown.


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it is sometimes called as infantilization, which is common towards children as well for some people with impaired social communication, so apparently considered as childish people. Infantilizing is harmful because The person may have a childish communication style which may be unwantedly appreciated by public but the communication difficulties may be ...


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Sounds like an example of the availability heuristic. Availability heuristic: The process whereby judgments of frequency or probability are based on how readily pertinent instances come to mind. You're more likely to notice when you don't get your way, which makes that event stand out to you. That combined with how people tend to not notice how ...


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I can't provide you with a direct term that you are looking for. However, I think the level of confidence comes close. My reasoning is as follows: Experience/knowledge increases task proficiency (Kuhlthau, 1999). Proficiency affects the level of confidence. Confidence, in turn, affects the perceived task complexity (Chang, 2005). References - Kuhlthau, ...


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The closest thing I can think of to what you are talking about is loosely referred to as 'Push-Pull'. It happens in a lot of unhealthy relationships and is a favorite tactic of so-called pickup artists. Used appropriately it can be healthy, but it is typically a manipulation tactic. https://outofthefog.website/top-100-trait-blog/2015/11/4/push-pull


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I had a look on scopus and there were no hits for "High conflict people". So I imagine you'd want to turn to other literature; a few thoughts: Dark Triad Agreeableness from the Big 5 Conflict styles literature Personality disorders literture Literature on aggression


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A target is: A stimulus that a research participant or subject is searching for or trying to concentrate on, and that in research is often accompanied by distractors. And a foil is: In research methodology, another name for a distractor. For example, in a multiple choice question, the correct answer is the "target", and the rest are "foils" or ...


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It sounds like you're describing delayed orgasm. I've condensed the relevant bits of the following paper: Jenkins & Mulhall. Delayed orgasm and anorgasmia. Fertility and Sterility, 2015; 104(5):1082-1088. Delayed orgasm/anorgasmia defined as the persistent or recurrent difficulty, delay in, or absence of attaining orgasm after sufficient ...


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There is a difference between affect and emotion, and the first two descriptions you quoted sum up the main way the two words are different Affect denotes the visible/objective expression of an emotion. Affect is the actual underlying subjective feeling [of] an emotion. Wikipedia summarizes that in psychology, the word affect is used to describe ...


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Learned recognition The evolution of signal form: effects of learned versus inherited recognition (The Royal Society Publishing) Organisms can learn by individual experience to recognize relevant stimuli in the environment or they can genetically inherit this ability from their parents...We analyse the joint effects of receiver biases, signal cost ...


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It could be described as quite a few cognitive biases. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases. For example, confirmation bias, illusory superiority or choice-supportive bias could be at work here in your description.


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Short Answer: I'm not aware of a specific name for this, but I would describe it as guilt-proneness, and it is almost always associated with a high degree of conscientiousness. Long Answer: Conscientiousness is one of the five major personality traits. People with high levels of conscientiousness feel strongly compelled to adhere to societal norms and ...


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I suppose the word "accept" you hear comes from the acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. According to the link, the healthy attitudes towards the problem (e.g. obesity) are: Accept your reactions and be present Choose a valued direction Take action So to answer your question, it is about accepting your reactions, your emotions about the problem, not ...


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Maybe you mean an engagement? If though, a positive psychology have term flow state - when you fully immersed. Here is wiki article about it. Or hyperfocus - article. Components of flow state: Intense and focused concentration on the present moment Merging of action and awareness A loss of reflective self-consciousness A sense of personal control or ...


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You could be talking about a number of issues. You could be talking about Freudian defense mechanism repression Distraction Procrastination or Deferring Maybe you are talking about something else entirely. The thing is not all observations necessarily need a "scientific" name for them in psychology or neuroscience and whatever the situation is, it would ...


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I'm not sure it has an established name, (perhaps "lead with the negative", "bad news first", or “get the bad news out of the way”) but research suggests that people prefer to hear the bad news before the good ones... even though that might lower their chances of changing behavior in reaction to the bad news. (For a free but longer summary of the study see ...


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Confirmation bias is certainly at play here, but I'd narrow that down a bit. It doesn't have a Wikipedia page (yet) but Dan Kahan has been focusing on a variation of motivated reason he calls "Identity-protective cognition". (See Misconceptions, Misinformation, and the Logic of Identity-protective Cognition for a full discussion.) Confirmation bias can ...


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It's definitely a form of confirmation bias "the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses". But this is a fairly broad category of cognitive biases. And in this case it is probably motivated rather than unmotivated confirmation bias. The somewhat obvious distinction ...


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I like the theory put forward of madman strategy but I would say that if someone is co-operative with an irrational person, they are agreeing with parts of the irrational person's thinking. What you seem to be asking about to me is where a "rational" person goes with the irrational behaviour to prevent further irrational behaviour which to a degree would be ...


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Indeed in the game of chicken appearing "insane" is actually a good strategy Pre-commitment One tactic in the game is for one party to signal their intentions convincingly before the game begins. For example, if one party were to ostentatiously disable their steering wheel just before the match, the other party would be compelled to swerve.[12] This ...


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