This self destruction can be soft and incomplete and it can as well lead to total annihilation of a life or even a nation.
This self destructive instinct is sometimes directed to oneself.
It can as well emerge within a group, family or even nation.
Let's the example of a couple.
You are on a date and your partner has a tantrum because some of her needs are not met.
It could be a small insignificant issue but that issue will trigger a fight that will ruin the evening.
In that case, the partner who blows it by starting a fight sees their personal needs as a priority even if this priority messes up the whole evening for everyone.
There are a few patterns there:
- Lack of awareness of the impact
- Lack of emotional skills
- Urge to conquer and challenge
This urge to conquer is an urge to trigger energy by having a fight.
You might shift to battle mode just to feel alive!
The point here is that these self destructive impulses are everywhere and get often triggered when a shadow aspect kicks in.