No one is immune to self-sabotage, even if everything appears fine from the outside. Though it’s important to realize that self-sabotage happens to everyone, it’s ultimately not about who does it and how frequently. It’s really about how we do it. After all, you wouldn’t try to fix any problem without understanding what it looks like and how it affects you.
By looking at the different types of self-saboteurs, we can more clearly define what our own self-sabotage looks like. As we go through these profiles, you most likely won’t fall into just one category. Most of us have several different forms of self-sabotage depending on the situation. For instance, you might be a Procrastinator at work, but an Overthinker at home. So don’t feel like you need to force yourself into just one category. Read on for how to recognize nine types of self-sabotaging behaviors (grouped into three buckets) and how to overcome each one.