Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Saturday, March 08, 2003

It's common, these days, to see the attitude of stoicism under attack.

The woman who never got mad
- The Globe and Mail.

"A trait common to many people with rheumatoid illness, for example, is a stoicism carried to an extreme, a deeply ingrained reticence about seeking help. Researchers have called this trait a compensating hyperindependence. It is a pseudo-independence, a pretense. It is the coping mechanism of a child who feels emotionally alone and survives by telling herself, and the world, that she has no needs that she cannot take care of herself."


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