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I think if you take any 10 people randomly off the streets and analyze their behavior from a Psychological Perspective then only 2-3 will pass all their normality tests. We can see Aggression everywhere even in universities. I once observed personally how violent a top professor got when he found one of the undergrads drinking mineral water after a lab session and he was even not in any way near any equipment. We all have limitations but keeping us safe from the compulsive disorders of the others should be the first priority. It is only you who know what is the reason of your problem deep down into your own mind. Most of the depressive behavior has some physical reasoning behind it. Solve that if possible and your are off the hook.
According to my understanding PhD should give us more than an Identity. It should develop our way of thinking. Research should be without Prejudice and Bias. In everyday life people forget such golden rules and tend to diverge towards friends, families, personal gains etc... This developed thinking or training is not for materialistic gains alone but for making us a better human being. Socializing for negative activities is far worse then sitting isolated in a corner of a room and reading/writing an article in my view. If after doing PhD nothing changes especially 'the way we analyze matters around us' then it is of course a waste of time.
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Dear Jepson! The Academic Politics is a big Hurdle in PhD studies. Sometime it does not help students at all. Every body sort of tries to pull in different directions sometimes. The real collaborators could be people who work on similar topics and are in similar circumstances. I am not a Behavioural Expert but Writing the Names of your Supervisors on your Publications will satisfy their egos. If someone else(a student collaborator or another expert from Industry) is involved then you are not required to write your supervisor names in my view.
I think Uni B will be more interested in the results you are producing rather than to play an active part in research publications. If they have requested you to work in a specific area to be applicable in uni B and are closely monitoring it in collaboration with A then they must be included in all articles.
If you apply for self funded PhD's 90% supervisors will accept you. It looks good on their CVs. I will not recommend self funded PhD unless you are a genius in your field and know exactly what to do and have plenty of spare time to get a part time job or become teaching assistant.
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