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defensiveness

di fen siv nuhs

  • n  excessive sensitivity to criticism
    his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
    the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness

  • Says Heller: "Sensory defensiveness is when your reaction to stimuli starts to govern the choices you make in your life.
  • Says Heller: "Sensory defensiveness is when your reaction to stimuli starts to govern the choices you make in your life.
  • Scientology, in turn, has tended toward defensiveness bordering on paranoia, filing scores of libel suits on the slightest provocation.
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in Sydney Morning Herald
    Gates said Friday he was "disappointed that some in the army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Reed." "Some have shown too much defensiveness and have not shown enough...
  • Ben Affleck in USA Today
    I'm extraordinarily lucky and privileged, and I've tried not to be bitter, but I have developed a reactionary defensiveness,Affleck said of the media attention focused on his life. "But for my child, she didn't make the bargain I did. She...
  • Walter Isaacson in Jacksonville Business Journal
    Walter Isaacson, vice chairman of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, says he was "somewhat astonished" at Barreto's "defensiveness and excuses" at a Nov. 8 Senate hearing.

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