Circumstantiality

By Renée Grinnell

Citing excessively minute details which distract from the central theme of a conversation.

Example: When asked about a bruise on her arm, the patient recounts everything else that happened that same day before explaining how she was injured.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Oct 2008

 

 
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