self-punishment


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self-punishment

n
the act or an instance of punishing oneself
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Noun1.self-punishment - punishment inflicted on yourself
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping
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It was about this time that Rebecca, who had been reading about the Spartan boy, conceived the idea of some mild form of self-punishment to be applied on occasions when she was fully convinced in her own mind that it would be salutary.
You might always feel guilty, but lingering self-punishment and rumination will only take energy away from bettering yourself.
It may be a way of coping with overwhelming situations or a form of self-punishment for perceived flaws or failures.
Macabre in its gastronomic obsession and sometimes hyperbolic, Noley Reid's Pretend We are Lovely reveals a fascinating slide from self-punishment to tentative renewal.
Clinicians have conceptualized it as a maladaptive way to relieve intense emotional distress, signal distress to others, or inflict self-punishment.
Photographs of brutal self-flagellation, as well as men making incisions in children's heads and dripping with blood as they hit themselves with swords and chains are often accompanied with captions apparently shocked by Shia capacity for self-punishment.
Until the return of the Beloved Subject, The Lover is caught in a never-ending cycle of passing time, with the element of repetition setting the connotations and references for an ascetic behaviour of self-punishment.
He indicated that these include social learning of NSSI, self-punishment, social signaling, pragmatic (or ease of the behavior), pain analgesia, and implicit identification.
Hirschfeld unearths a tendency in the period to refer to the self-punishment of contrition as revenge, while arguing that, conversely, revenge sometimes served as a form of self-punishment.
They administer self-punishment by whipping themselves with the blades in front of gathered crowds in order that they can bleed to wash away their sins.
The next of kin still go to the "cage" as if for self-punishment, or pious worship.