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    This posting illustrates how self-handicapping preserves self-esteem.

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    As you offer personal examples related to the topic, I provide my own experiences to explain the correlation between the social psychological behavior or self handicapping in order to preserve or enhance self esteem:

    First, I exhibited this behavior in college. I often took courses which required prerequisites. If I did poorly in the subject, I would preserve my self esteem and blame my lack of success not on my own lack of ability of effort but instead no the fact that I skipped the prerequisite. This example illustrates how self handicapping can lead to a false sense of ...

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    Using examples from personal experiences, this posting offers help with self-handicapping.

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