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Defining the Sociopath – Sociopathy Personality Disorder

For several months now, I’ve been taking you through the list of the 13 recognized personality disorders. I addressed the Antisocial a few months ago, defining that person as one whose thinking, reasoning and judgment are severely impaired. Thy constantly misperceive situations and other people, then act according to their misperceptions. Their minds are missing that … Read more

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

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“She’s so passive aggressive,” is a term I hear a lot of people saying in just about any environment, whether people are talking about their mother in law’s meddling or a stranger in the grocery store parking lot. Unfortunately, passive-aggressive behavior is something we all practice at one time or another as it becomes a … Read more

The Difference Between Obsessive-Compulsive and OCD

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It is important to distinguish the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder from the obsessive-compulsive mood disorder often referred to as OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Mood Disorder (OCD) – Patients with the MOOD disorder suffer from intrusive and unrelenting thoughts and the persistent feeling that something is wrong, some important task has not been completed or has not been done … Read more

Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

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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 … Read more

Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

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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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Not a Wilting Flower


From the second volume in my three-part book series, Healing The Mind & Body The antisocial personality disorder does not mean someone who is shy avoid social contact, or hates society. In many cases, the extremely warm and charming salesman who sells you worthless shares in a failing company is antisocial. The antisocial is someone whose thinking, … Read more

The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

This series on the 13 personality disorders is largely taken from the second volume of my book trilogy, Healing the Mind and Body. To learn more about personality disorders, including recognition signs and therapies, feel free to purchase my book online here. Perhaps it’s helpful to have certain movie characters in mind as we begin to look … Read more

Got a Histrionic in Your Life?

Histrionics personality disorder

Over these summer months, I’ll be addressing various personality disorders. Personality disorders are varied, for sure. When family or friends discern in someone they know the signs or symptoms of a disorder, they should assist that person in getting help as quickly as possible. In some cases, psychologists are reluctant to treat personality disorders because they can be … Read more