I know this word, but my brain thinks otherwise.
October 19, 2010 10:32 AM Subscribe
TipOfMyTongueFilter: What's the term (or terms) for the gap between intention (or perception) and action?
posted by stuck on an island to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Like when people in surveys claim they love reading and/or read a lot, but their actual reading time, when tracked, works out at less than 2 a week. Or when, as in Stumbling on Happiness
, parents claim to be highly fulfilled by childrearing as a whole, yet real-time mood monitoring reveals dissatisfaction with most childrearing activities. Or Romans 7:19: "For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing."
What's the word for when the mind thinks or wills one thing but the body does another? It's driving me bonkers.