Term of the Month: Social Role Rigidity

Trapped in a regimented, pre-determined, artificially constructed role in a pseudo-reality that someone or something has designed for you, with no ready escape? Have you taken a secret oath to be loyal in bestowing your desires on a pre-conceived someone or something? Have you been contracted to create in one way that pleases one type of person? And most importantly, are you being rewarded for it all while your true essence is being stifled?  In trying to break out, are you lashing out, seeking paths of self-destruction and outward acts of violence? In losing the constraints that bind you so tightly, are you losing your mind, hurtling forward into mental decay and illness? Then you are living Social Role Rigidity. A much-underappreciated cause of psychopathology.

© IC Blackman 2018