It's Monday morning
I suppose many of us would like to believe we've matured beyond Karen Horney's three neurotic coping strategies to non-neurotic coping and communication, but humor me and pick the style(s) that you tend towards.
My own dominant and backup coping strategy is the same; e.g. when being Aggressive stopped working for me IRL in 2007/2008, I retreated to this forum and proceeded to be Aggressive here. Others may have a different backup strategy, e.g. a Withdrawn individual may turn Aggressive or Compliant when cornered.
Elaborations on how your coping style(s) affects your relationships (or lack thereof) are welcome.
Edit: For more info, see also post #44.
Originally Posted by Wikipedia