Consider each of the following reasons why someone might self-handicap. For each, describe at least one example of this type of self-handicapping that you have witnessed.
1. Self-handicapping may allow an individual to augment their perceived competence when they do succeed.
2. Self-handicapping may allow an individual to discount their perceived incompetence when they fail.
3. Self-handicapping may be used by a person because he or she doubts that previous successes in the area accurately reflects their ability.
Now discuss: What can be done to minimize the likelihood of self-handicapping by someone with fragile self-esteem?
Running Head: SELF HANDICAPPING 1 Self Handicapping:
Institution: SELF HANDICAPPING 2 The undermining of personal capabilities and performance for the sake of self-impression