Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and/or passion. It can result from one feeling they do not possess the strength to confront a challenge. Apathy does however have positive effects and is considered a natural mechanism for coping with stress. Being able to 'shrug off' disappointments is considered an important step in helping one move on driving him/her to try other activities or pursue new goals. Apathy can also be result from one's social system hindering exploration.

Based on information from WikipediaAPA Dictionary of Psychology
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