Personality Articles

Controlling and Overwhelming Parents

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I am 22 years old going on 23 with controlling parents. My parents aren't religious but have very strong Mexican beliefs like for example getting married before moving out of the house, men have more freedom because they're simply men, and the parents are superior ...

Eye Contact in a Group Setting

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
About a year ago, one of my male friends began showing interest in me and we occasionally began hooking up at social events hosted by friends (this only ever happened under the influence of alcohol). We did very little communicating outside of the setting of ...

Husband Acts Inappropriate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
My husband is acting inappropriately, being rude, and judges me when I am in pain. I am 13 weeks pregnant, and we are financially distressed. We moved in with my in-laws, which my husband LOVES. I am an introvert, his entire family is extroverted, controlling, ...

A Dream Has Me Puzzled

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I had a dream, not just an ordinary dream, but it was very very real. I'm a Christian and very active in my church. In my dream, there is a woman whom I've never dated although I find her attractive. I've never had sexual thoughts ...

Girlfriend Was a Slut

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 6th, 2014
I need serious help. I'll give you the background and any help or advice is massively appreciated because I do love this girl. I've been with my girlfriend almost one year and it was going great until a few months ago when we talked about ...

Love Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
I have a boyfriend but during a rough path i found myself hooking up with one of my friends who I considered as a good friend. I found myself lying to them about being in a relationship. Now I am avoiding being around them but ...

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 ...