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Jonah complex

in the humanistic psychology of Abraham Maslow, inhibition of becoming fully self-actualized—that is, of fulfilling one’s potential—for fear of facing new challenges and situations. It is named for the biblical prophet Jonah, who attempted to evade the mission imposed on him by God. See also fear of success.

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