Ask the Therapist About Personality - Page 2

I Am Obsessed with a Celebrity

From a teen in Argentina: For the past few months, I have become obsessed with a male celebrity. As a result, I am constantly browsing for videos, interviews and photos of him. The fact that there is new material of his to watch almost everyday makes it even harder to stop obsessing. It’s such a strong infatuation; he’s a highly educated, smart and funny man and I am often fantasizing about being a part...
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I Hate and Love Being Alone

From the UK: I’m so confused with my own mentality, one side of me loves to be alone and would avoid meeting and maintaining relationships with friends or putting any effort into these friendships at all. I guess this is because I don’t like to compromise on my daily routine or in life …so selfishly, if I meet with someone it will be because I want to. Which is rare. I also like the...
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Self-Harm, Violent Thoughts, Sadism

From the United Kingdom: Ok, I’m having an issue with my mental health (I am seeing a counselor but that’s in three months and I’m a little desperate). I’m having violent thoughts and I’m enjoying it, I hurt myself because it feels good and I want to hurt others as weird as this sounds I want to show them the good feeling. The only reason I don’t is because of the Law, I’m incredibly...
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3-Year-Old Son Very Needy

From the : My son tends to act this way with only me and we are not sure why. He wants me to hold him most of the time, he has to be in control even over me and doesn’t do well with transitioning. I do think it could be anxiety but how do you treat it and why would it be only when I am around. Basically I need some ideas on how...
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My Days Are Filled with Daydreaming and Deep Fantasizing

Since I was a child I’ve constantly created scenarios, daydreamed and have had deep complex fantasies. Even now as a young adult, I still deal with this daily. Usually I would create different fantasies or scenarios in my head and I sometimes act them out, even talking to myself out loud. I know I’m alone and I know that what’s going on in my head is only in my head but yet I feel...
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Trashy Husband

My husband has a problem putting his trash in the garbage can. My husband will eat snacks that have wrappers on them and throw the wrappers under the couch, behind the couch, in the book case or on top of the closet where our clean clothes are folded. I have confronted him with this issue for five years now. I ask him why can’t you put your trash where it belongs and he doesn’t...
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I Don’t Feel like I’m an Actual Person

From the : I’ve been feeling a lot but not enough at the same time. I go through a lot of emotions but I can’t recognize them, and a lot of what I do feels disconnected and bland. I don’t enjoy what I used to, and even when I think I’m enjoying something, I don’t feel strongly enough about it. I understand that this is supposed to be one of my biggest periods of...
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Help! I’ve Been Extremely Depressed, Anxious and Paranoid for Months Now

I think I should start off by saying I didn’t have a very good childhood. My parents divorced when I was 5, my dad was a meth addict, and my mom was always busy working to provide for us that I spent most of my time at my grandparents. I was overweight and very shy, and hardly even tried to make friends because of my lack of self confidence that caused me to always...
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Anger, Hate, Violent Urges

Really bad temper. Gets angry easily. Enjoys the thought of beating the crap out of the people I hate (which is a lot, most for unreasonable things), have had dreams of doing this, have fantasized about beating them with hard, blunt objects, or slicing them with knives,sometimes harming them with fire. But mostly I imagine doing it with my bare hands. I get all excited and pumped and get hot flashes and my heart...
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I Need Advice on What to Do

I have been feeling a bit out of the loop lately. I constantly feel under a lot of pressure, and I don’t know how to cope properly. I ashamed to say that I have used “improper” ways of coping. I “coped” by relapsing (cutting), which I felt uncomfortable after a day or two because I hadn’t cut in a while. I “coped” by ignoring important and difficult tasks needed to be done and right...
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I Like Seeing Blood

Hello! I don’t know what’s going on with me, but since a few months, I have been really enjoying looking at blood… I don’t know for sure when it started, but one evening I grabbed a pair of compasses and I stabbed the pointy end in my hand. I really enjoy looking at the way the blood pours out of the wound. I have done this several times in the past few months, but...
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