Insanity's Definitioni think it's doing the same thing over and over while still expecting a different outcome each or some time. it could be applied to a lot of things... one of which could be...

Insanity's Definition

i think it's doing the same thing over and over while still expecting a different outcome each or some time. it could be applied to a lot of things... one of which could be relationships; let's say the girl sticks around with her boyfriend even though he beats her... she wants it to be different the next time because she feels helpless without him. the same could be said for a lot of human habits that can be destructive to the self.

p.s...... harrooooo spazz lol

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Insanity's Definition

i think it's doing the same thing over and over while still expecting a different outcome each or some time. it could be applied to a lot of things... one of which could be relationships; let's say the girl sticks around with her boyfriend even though he beats her... she wants it to be different the next time because she feels helpless without him. the same could be said for a lot of human habits that can be destructive to the self.

p.s...... harrooooo spazz lol

The examples you use of domestic abuse or self abuse through destructive behavior are powerful examples, but it seems very cavalier if not wrong to say this is insanity. Perhaps the legal definition is what needs to be considered, and my understanding of insanity under terms of the law is that someone cannot appreciate (or recognize) that his or her actions are wrong at the time they are committed. Is this accurate? Anyone?

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What is the real definition of insanity.

(Def)- Trying to do something over and over again the same way but trying to get a different result.

 

The textbook I'm reading right now is for my CRE 101 class (Critical Thinking And Critical Reading)

on the page 31 there is something I'm trying to figure out... Would this be considered Insanity or Self-Deception?

"How can a person know something is not true and continue to believe it? How can a person be both the successful deceiver and the victim of the deception at the same time?"

Thank you for any help.

This would be self-deception. We convince ourselves that something is not true (when it is), or something is true (when it isn’t). When this happens, it’s not because we are crazy, but because we so desperately want something to be different than it is.

 

 

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Would it be insane to do the same thing the same way hopeing for a different result

(I.E one of the people i trained how to go jumping *sky diving* when he was attached to me and when he wasnt would purposely do the same thing *pullin past the air mark* trying to kill himself.)

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The term insanity has different meanings as used in the field of psychology and in law. In psychology it is defined as a state of being mentally ill so that a person cannot live normally in the society.

In legal matters insanity is defined as condition of mental disorder or defect that relieves a person criminal responsibility for his conduct. A person is legally absolved from the criminal responsibility of his or her action if at the time of committing that act the person, because of mental disorder or defect, was unable to realize the criminality of the action or to act in accordance with requirements of law.

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i believe that even though the person may no that something is not true they may still hope that it will become true. So that is why they keep believing in it.

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spazzer16 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

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What is the real definition of insanity.

(Def)- Trying to do something over and over again the same way but trying to get a different result.

 

The textbook I'm reading right now is for my CRE 101 class (Critical Thinking And Critical Reading)

on the page 31 there is something I'm trying to figure out... Would this be considered Insanity or Self-Deception?

"How can a person know something is not true and continue to believe it? How can a person be both the successful deceiver and the victim of the deception at the same time?"

Thank you for any help.

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