Posted by Rich (220.127.116.11) on August 19, 2003 at 13:34:03:
In Reply to: meaningles work and life posted by Jan (18.104.22.168) on August 18, 2003 at 23:50:19:
> Maarten repeatedly says he thinks his job and the study of sociology to be meaningless, but he doesn't know what to do else and fears he will not get another job, so he stays at the institute with all these horrible people. Must have strong sensitive style indeed too. He sees his relation with his wife Nicolien - a borderline woman - as a duty (conscientious style)so he keeps plodding on there too. Often he says he feels sad and unhappy, withouth hope.
> Could be some Self Defeating/Self acrificing style too?
It does indeed sound like Maarten has the Self-Sacrificing Style. Oldham on pg 326, says of the S-S, " With considerable Serious Style, they will be cynical, pessimistic, critcal, and resigned to what they see as the inevitable disappointments of life. " Rich
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