Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

Several months ago, I began covering the various documented personality disorders in this blog. Unfortunately, this is the domain of the rarely curable. Perhaps one day there will be a cure for every sort of mental malady and malfunction, but that is not the case today. It’s important to familiarize ourselves with the specific classes and cases of disorders that are not organic in nature (as opposed to something like depression which is...

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Do You Remember When You Felt Really Great?

Do You Remember When You Felt Really Great?

  Obviously, when people seek me out, they’re hurting in some way. Something doesn’t feel right. Once an appointment is scheduled, I ask my client to complete my Online Pre-Appointment Survey, which helps us zero in on what’s not working, as well as symptoms of how they’re feeling. When we meet together in person (or in long distance cases, on Skype), this is something we discuss at even greater depth. I think, though, that what surprises...

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Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

There’s a difference between being shy and having an avoidant personality disorder. People with avoidant symptoms have such low self esteem and self worth that what they actually fear – ridicule and humiliation – is exactly what seems to pile on their heads. Avoidant personalities will seem to visibly flinch at attention. For this reason, they avoid social interaction to the extreme. While they inwardly fantasize about having...

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Wouldn’t You Like to Feel Better in 2017?

Wouldn’t You Like to Feel Better in 2017?

It’s that time of the year – the dreaded “New Year’s Resolutions” time! New Year’s resolutions are not a passing fad like gray nail polish or distressed jeans. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions nearly 4,000 years ago. They made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The...

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Holidays or “Winter Blues” Got You Down?

Holidays or “Winter Blues” Got You Down?

If the holidays have you feeling sad or depressed, I can assure you – you’re not alone at all. Literally hundreds of thousands of people experience “winter blues” or “seasonable funk” to the point that it created its own documentation and acronym – Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Many people attribute SAD to environmental causes – too little sun, too much rain or snow, too much darkness, and...

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Psychopathic Personality Disorder: Extreme Ego

Psychopathic Personality Disorder: Extreme Ego

From my 2nd book, Healing the Mind & Body … Purchase here.  Similar to the Sociopath, the Psychopathic Personality Disorder is more extreme. The psychopath’s extreme ego-centeredness is consistent with his shallow emotions, absence of empathy, and ongoing use of others by manipulating or forcing them to support him. His fear threshold is usually much higher than the average person and, as a result, appears very comfortable in...

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