Definitions for "Double bind"
Interaction in which one person demands a response to a message containing mutually contradictory signals, while the other person is unable either to comment on the incongruity or to escape from the situation.
(psychology) an unresolvable dilemma; situation in which a person receives contradictory messages from a person who is very powerful
a situation where there is no good way out--where there is pain or trouble no matter what you do
When confronted with two alternative suggestions within a sentence, the person will likely respond to the stronger suggestion when the other suggestion is weaker.
a strategy used by those with power against those without
One of the most powerful linguistic constructions.