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Vivian Center Seltzer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814740422

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.001.0001

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Understanding Specific Defensive Glitches

Understanding Specific Defensive Glitches

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(p.122) 7 Understanding Specific Defensive Glitches
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Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy
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Vivian Center Seltzer

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.003.0008

This chapter explores seven primary categories encompassing thirteen different types of defensive glitches, each with the potential to be fairly benign or extremely serious: False Facade, Kid Copier, Premature Departure (Time-Out, Extended, Forever), Early Commitment (Career, Romantic), Veiled (Person-Dedicated, Mission-Dedicated), Loner (Isolated Game-Player, Parallel Feel-Good Loner), and Pre-Glitch. Individuals with False Facade glitch avoid adolescence and assume a mature face, a False Facade. Adolescents with a False Facade glitch are accustomed to frequent praise and overvaluation and little objective appraisal. This chapter discusses some of the differences between False Facades and Kid Copiers before explaining each of the remaining five categories of defensive glitches.

Keywords:   defensive glitches, False Facade, Kid Copier, Premature Departure, Early Commitment, Loner, Pre-Glitch, adolescents, praise

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