It’s not surprising that the urge to explore new worlds, both inside and out, and to abandon the past to move to the next thing, has a downside in the guise of escapism.

While Explorers are seen as heroic and strong-willed types, their disappearance leads to fear and frustration for everyone who loves them; and sometimes it leads to serious injury and death.

Mental escapism can be just as difficult to deal with in Seekers and Individualists.

The dark truth about exploration is that too often those who push the limits are also the ones to push people away.

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