I have a general complaint. People seem to borrow terminology from psychology and then use the terminology in a much too casual way. A lot of descriptive terms in psychology have a more narrow meaning than we realize.
'Course the same is true of scientific and legal terminology as well.
PS I was recalling with RP last night an instance when I was P/A. It was, God, 15 (?) years ago so details are sketchy. I was on a business trip with my boss and a few others. My boss (a woman) had to stay in my room the first night, due to a mixup in the reservations. She was packing up to leave the room and go into her own room for the second night.
There was her laptop cord, still plugged into the wall. I sat and stared at that thing for, I dunno, 10 minutes (20?), not telling her about it. I have no idea why I was just sorta waiting for her (she was racing around like a nut, even though we were in no hurry and she did not need to) to yank it outta the wall. Don't know what I was expecting.
I finally ended up just yanking the plug out of the wall myself and packing it for her. She thanked me.
I still have no idea why I was just watching her run around although I suspect I was annoyed by the rushing and general disorganized insanity which was totally unnecessary as we were not trying to catch a cab or a flight or anything. She was just moving to another room down the hall, and it was this huge production.
Cannot recall how it made me feel. It certainly did not profit me in any way to be like this. It was, as they say, not teamwork type behavior. But otherwise, it was mild. Just kinda dumb on my part.