Emotional inertia

Emotional Inertia is a term used to describe the tendency of a person in a given emotional state to stay in motion in order to avoid dealing with the emotional issue until an outside force is experienced.

Emotional inertia is an extension of the concept of cognitive dissonance. Emotional inertia focuses on an external locus of responsibility.

Critics of film director Stanley Kubrick refer to the emotional inertia in his film "Eyes Wide Shut"Fact|date=February 2007.

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