Personality Articles

Tired of Dealing with Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
I have been dealing with anxiety for a few years now and I am just so tired of it. I've probably had anxiety since high school but didn't really know it until college. I had a really hard time when I went away to school. ...

Feeling Worthless Because Someone Else Is Better

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Hello. I am a smart and educated woman and yet I have issues with self-esteem. I want to do so many great and extra-ordinary things in this lifetime yet I am stuck here, out of my comfort zone, doing nothing but obsessing over this person's ...

Why Does a Woman Not Act Her Age?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm trying to find out what if any mental diagnosis a person can be given who's personality or mental mindset doesn't age with their actual age. Someone who keeps thinking they are younger than they really are? I work with someone that ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

Is it ADD/ADHD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does ...

Dissociation, Avoidant, or Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognize the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

Fiancé Broke Up with Me at My Daughter’s Graduation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Today my daughter graduated from high school. My ex-wife's father and sister came from out of state to support my daughter. My mother also came from out of state. At the event we all sat together. I could tell my fiancé was not happy or ...

How to Help an Older Adult Recognize They Have an Issue?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
My cousin "Robin" is 58. She’s single and lives alone. I'm her only family and I live 300 miles away. She is about to lose her job due to her personality disorder. She’s an intelligent woman, but over the course of the last 20 years ...

My Ex Might Be Paranoid … What To Do?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I met this guy online in January. Things started out great. But slowly, I began to notice things that were not normal with him. Here are a few examples: 1. One day I was out with my co-workers and while were were out he texted me. ...

My Family Treats Me Like Garbage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Dear Residential Therapists, I am the youngest member in my household and I have an issue with regards to how I am often treated by my closest family members. I guess you can say I've lived an alternative lifestyle. I pursued post secondary education later in ...

Dissociation, Avoidant or Antisocial Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognise the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

Too Young for Divorce?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
I think I was too young to get married. I met my husband when I was 19, we broke up when I was 21 due to lack of communication and lack of affection. We got back together after he told me things would change. They ...
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