You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look— T. D. Jakes
Exciting Dysfunction quotations
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.
You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
People who get to the top of any organisation are generally dysfunctional human beings who are overachieving, overcompensating or overbearing.
After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.
We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.
Normal people terrify me, because they haven't had enough problems in their life to know how to handle problems when they come up. Something little happens and they snap. But being from a dysfunctional family means nothing rattles me. Hey once you've driven a drunken father to moms' parole hearing, what else is there?
Dysfunction is a true reaction to untruth.
When I was ten, my family moved to Downer's Grove, Illinois. When I was twelve, I found them.
Working with drug addicts, alcoholics, and so-called juvenile delinquents in New York City convinced me that instead of working with individuals, more effective methods would deal with the societal conditions that create dysfunctional behaviors in the first place.
I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves.
If dysfunction means that a family doesn't work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners - the whole enchilada.
Trust is the foundation of real teamwork.
And so the first dysfunction is a failure on the part of team members to understand and open up to one another. And if that sounds touchy-feely, let me explain, because there is nothing soft about it. It is an absolutely critical part of building a team. In fact, it’s probably the most critical.
The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city school and broken black families.
Humanity is reaching the end of the evolutionary stage of ego.
The closer we get to the end, the more dysfunctional humanity becomes.
Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
Your whole being is involved in taking care of someone else, worrying about what they think of you, how they treat you, how you can make them treat you better. Right now everyone in the world seems to think that they are codependent and that they come from dysfunctional families. They call it codependency. I call it the human condition.
Most organisations have a serial bully.
It never ceases to amaze me how one person's divisive dysfunctional behaviour can permeate the entire organisation like a cancer.
I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture.
Like the mind-set that places men above women, whites above blacks, and rich above poor, the mentality that places humans above nature is a dysfunctional delusion.
Don't misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.
Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies.
It creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.
You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
I've never had siblings, I didn't grow up in a big family;
it was just me and my single mom. And hectic family dysfunction was actually something that I craved.
The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.
I know I was a generic dysfunctional child, but I think a lot of people are.
I became a completely dysfunctional, miserable person, completely uncommunicative and aggressive.
Dysfunctional muscles are generally not diseased, aging, or broken. They are starved of motion.
I don't look at her like she's a bad girl.
She just misunderstood sometime, she's a little troubled, she's a little dysfunctional. She's a survivor.
There's just some dysfunctionalism with artists.
There are good things and bad things about being an artist, and the good thing is, sometimes you get an inside line on what's really happening. You develop these strange antennae that clue you in to what's really going on.
The more civilized a nation, the more conformed its population, until that civilization's last age arrives, when multiplicity wages war with conformity. The former grows ever wilder, ever more dysfunctional in its extremities; whilst the latter seeks to increase its measure of control, until such efforts acquire diabolical tyranny.' - Traveller