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From: The Times of India

Dependent people aren’t always passive

The Times of India:

The moment you think of a dependent person, an image of someone who’s needy, high-maintenance, and passive comes in front. But dependent people aren’t always passive, according to a study.

“In fact, many psychologists and therapists also thought in the similar way; passivity is the key. But dependency is actually more complex and can even have active, positive aspects,” said study author Robert Bornstein of Adelphi University.

Bornstein was sent towards a different concept of dependency by a series of experiments he did in graduate school. He paired a dependent person with a less dependent person and set them to debate an issue they disagreed on.

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