Schema Coping Modes: FIGHT

Perfectionistic Overcompensator Mode

The Perfectionistic Overcompensator is a FIGHT Maladaptive Coping Mode (MCM). It operates from the belief that "If I get everything perfect then no one will doubt me or see my weaknesses". Unfortunately, this leads to burnout and increases feelings of shame and worthlessness. 

In this video, Jess explains more about this mode. Download our handout below for more information. 

Suspicious Overcontroller Mode

The Suspicious Overcontroller is a FIGHT Maladaptive Coping Mode (MCM) within Schema Therapy. It believes that no one can be trusted so you better do everything for yourself. 

In this video, Jess explains more about this mode. 

Self-Aggrandiser Mode

The Self-Aggrandiser is a FIGHT Maladaptive Coping Mode (MCM) within Schema Therapy. It is a defense mechanism that uses showing off and presenting a facade of grandeur to hide the underlying vulnerability., Sometimes people know that it is all an act, other people may be more in denial. 

In this video, Jess explains more about this mode. 

Bully Attack Mode

The Bully Attack is a FIGHT Maladaptive Coping Mode (MCM) within Schema Therapy. It aims to attack others and push them down so that other people don't discover the underlying vulnerability of the bully. 

In this video, Jess explains more about this mode.