MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 1: ATTENTION BY PROJECTION
Individuals coping with midlife problems feel the need to be good-looking and eye-catching when it comes to looks, body, clothes and bearing. They tend to show off all the successes and youthfulness men and women ought to have. Some tend to do projection by buying expensive stuffs like car, bikes, bags, make-ups
MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 2: MOOD SWINGS AND INDECISION
Midlifers often find it very difficult to gain self-control especially when it comes to decision-making. Their decisions are often as unpredictable as their mood. This may be caused by hormonal changes in women and physiological changes in men. In women, night sweats worsen the crisis so there is a need to cope with the entailing signs of menopausal stage.
MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 3: BLAMING OTHERS
Midlifers are not too pleased with what they have become (what they are right now) and so they tend to blame others. This can even go as far as digging into the details of past experiences of being dictated/forced to take courses not freely chosen, opportunities not grabbed due to attending to younger siblings or parents, etc. In general, the release of frustration is done by putting the blame on others.
MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 4: ASSOCIATION WITH THE YOUNG
Some midlifers have the inclination to often be with younger friends. The reason for this is that, being with the young, the midlifer is associated with the young hence will be looked upon as staying young both in age and at heart. The way they bear and conduct themselves are patterned after the generation of the present. Their activities are more youthful and active, playing games like tennis, triathlon and even impressing others of their knowledge in golf, basketball and shooting.
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