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Maladaptive

adjective; derivation
pertaining to any change that is harmful to the one changing. made up on the fly to describe adaptation in a negative way
 
His behaviors tend to be maladaptive.
Etymology : affixation of mal- ‘bad’ + adapt ‘chage’ + -ive ‘adj’
Source : guest lecturer in Leadership Rice class
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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