Cluster C: Behaviors that are described as anxious or fearful
Prevalence is between 0.5% and 1% and is equally common in both men and women.
Low self esteem
Desires close relationships but avoid them because of fear of being rejected
Parental rejection and criticism
Reports being inhibited as a child
Help the client with positive self talk. This will help improve their self esteem
Teach social skills. Role modeling & role playing social skills can help build some confidence in social situations.
Relatively common within the population
More common among women than men
More common in the youngest children of a family than in the oldest ones
Typically passive and goes along with the desires of others
Overly generous and thoughtful while underplaying own attractiveness and achievements
Feelings of low self worth
Assumes passive and submissive roles in relationships
Avoids positions of responsibility and becomes anxious when forced into them
Stimulation and nurturance are experienced exclusively from one source
A singular attachment is made by the infant to the exclusion of all others
Teach problem solving & decision making & help clients apply them to daily life.
The nurse must refrain from giving advice about problems or making decisions for clients even though the clients may ask the nurse to do.
Devotion to productivity at the exclusion of personal pleasure
Relatively common and occurs more often in men than women
Within family constellation, appears to be most common in the oldest children
Tends to be rigid and unbending
Client polite and formal
Client rank-conscious (ingratiating with authority figures)
Strives for perfection
Check & recheck details
Low self esteem
Appears to be very calm and controlled
Underneath there is a great deal of
Notable parental lack of positive reinforcement for acceptable behavior
Frequent punishment for undesirable behavior
“What is the worse that can happen?”
Enc. clients to take risks, such as letting some else plan a family/group/work activity
Reacts badly to demands for adequate performance in social and occupational situations
They tend to blame others for their own misfortune rather than accepting responsibility for their own situation.
Express appropriate ways to express feelings especially negative feelings such as anger