Pre-contemplation is the first stage in the transtheoretical model of change, which was developed to help us understand someone's readiness to change. During the precontemplation phase, you might not able to see your behaviors as harmful.
What Happens During The Pre-Contemplation Stage?
During the pre-contemplation stage, people are not thinking about changing and they’re not looking for help. They might not see the need for change.
The precontemplation stage is sometimes defined by four words: reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization.
- Reluctant to admit the need for change.
- Rebellion against the necessity for change.
- Resignation about the possibility that change is needed
- Rationalization about their behavior
During this phase, they are likely to ignore advice from others.