Lack of psychological safety produces ego-defensive behaviors.
These are attempts to establish social connection where the culture does not offer other ways to support emotional needs. Many defensive behaviors can come from this 4B6C4B, particularly rumor/gossip 4B6C4B9 and conspiracy theories 0G5E6E1. Comes from, but further produces, a lack of psychological safety 4B6C1B1.
- Ego 4B6C4.