Situations of Failure: Disapprenticeship

  • Christian Bourion


Facing failure, the actor has two options: reject or accept the situation. Rejection will protect his emotional equilibrium, acceptance will question it. Failure could give rise to a feeling of guilt which will embitter the person to the point where psychological success will be near impossible. But having made a habit of success is also a serious handicap: when luck is no longer on your side, the disapprenticeship of success can be that much more painful.


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  1. 3.
    See the book by Béatrice Majnoni d’Intignano, The Unemployment Factory, 1998, Plon, among others p. 14.Google Scholar

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