Talk:Acting out (dictionary)
Can we get more specific?
Usually when people talk about "acting out" they mean that someone is expressing frustration, anger, distress, etc. through actions. For example, a kid's using drugs wouldn't be considered acting out unless the goal is, e.g., to annoy adults as retribution for their being overly strict. Lysander (talk) 14:00, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
- I disagree drug use in children (and in some cases adults) is always considered an acting out behavior.--Etenne 14:22, 14 October 2016 (UTC)