Being praised for every little thing in a "cheesey" manner can be a way
to put adults into a childs state of mind.
First, this is disorienting. Suppose you are used to being a good driver.
To be suddenly, gushingly praised for something you already know you do
very well and take for granted can leave one feeling off balance, puzzled
as to what is normal in this group.
Part of being mature is knowing one is doing a good job and no long needing
affirmation and praise for each and every thing one does.
Very tiny children do need this kind of external affirmation, because in very
early childhood, one needs to be tutored each and every step because one is
shaping a sense of selp and learning early skills, such as how to dress oneself, how to be ready for breakfast and school and playdates.
But with enough tutoring and over time, a child is supposed to *internalize* a growing sense of competance and build self recognition that he or she not only
has been accomplishing tasks but has secure knowledge he or she can
do these tasks for self satisfaction and no longer need constant praise.
Constructive criticism; yes. But an experienced cook doesnt require gushing
praise just because he or she has made excellent scrambled eggs for the thousandth time.
To do constant 'cheesey' sentimental praise of each tiny thing one does
as an adult can be off putting, put us back into a puzzled state of mind
and.....long term leave us dependant on getting praise from the ringleader
of this sort of 'adult kindergarten' situation.
This can lead to emotional dependance.
Were you allowed to keep your ID papers and passport and money when sent
to foreign countries for teamwork? Keeping possession of these is very important.
Why sleep is necessary
Being in a foreign country can make one vulnerable -- much more
difficult to get up and leave, and one can become far more dependent
on one's team or group.
This was written about a different group but possibly some of it may apply.
If you go to a foriegn country or even fly 3 or more time zones across the US,
this can be disorienting to a person's body clock and sleep wake cycle.
Persons with medical conditions such as bipolar affective disorder may
have special trouble keeping moods in balance.
An overview of how we can be thrown off balance. Written to describe
a different group; but some of it may apply here.