affectionless

affectionless

(əˈfɛkʃənlɪs)
adj
showing no affection or kindly disposition towards
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Coupled with all these is finding it difficult to relate with others in trust and if care is not taken may for life remain affectionless.
Living in a cramped home surrounded by siblings and an affectionless mother, her only saviors are her brilliant older brother William--who moved to England--and her loving but sickly father, who after attending the wedding of a neighbor's daughter wails to Caroline, "Oh, my dear.
Neither of the drawings acknowledges prior knowledge in the form of dissimilar representations of students, who in Figure 2b are shown as faceless, affectionless spheres.
They found that adolescents with somatoform disorders experienced more rejection, coldness, affectionless behavior from their parents and had experienced abuse in their childhood.
Not only is this parenting style associated with psychopathology Studies agree, nearly unanimously, that parental affectionless control is associated with suicidality later in life, according to an analysis of 12 papers by Dr.
Similarly, diverse studies noted that parents of anxious children are often described as affectionless, demanding, encouraging of avoidant behavior, discouraging of pro-social behavior (Bruch et.al., 1989; Wiborg and Dahl, 1997).
They concluded Takuma was mentally competent, saying, "While he was affectionless and had a jealousy delusion, he didn't have any impaired consciousness or psychiatric symptoms."
Parental 'affectionless control' as an antecedent to adult depression.
Retrospectively, many adults with anxiety disorders report a childhood of affectionless control, comprised of coldness and overprotective parent behavior (Gerlsma et al., 1990).
They can spring sudden surprises with perfect comic timing, as when they deliver an unexpected tribute after heaping the following imprecations on Of Education, Milton's draconian plan for pedagogical reform: "Repressive, prescriptive, elitist, masculinist, militaristic, dustily pedantic, class-ridden, and affectionless, Milton's nightmarish model for English education would, of course, have been unendurable to anyone as instinctively oppositional as its designer" (181).
A partir das combinacoes dos dois fatores, o PBI sugere a existencia de quatro tipos de vinculos entre pais e filhos que sao descritos como: parentalidade otima (optimal parenting), parentalidade negligente (neglectful parenting), controle sem afeto (affectionless control) e controle com afeto (affectionate constraint).
Inadvertently spreading the word of Guy Debord, who defines the spectacle as "the opposite of dialogue" (Debord 1994, 17), diagnoses Western culture as suffering from a "generalized autism" (153), and announces that self-emancipation will remain impossible "until dialogue has taken up arms to impose its own conditions upon the world" (154), Anne inquires rhetorically of a friend, "People talk to each other, don't they?" Conversation between affectionless husband and wife has crumbled.