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I Suspect My Friend Is a Bit Sociopathic

From Croatia: In my first year of university I was a very shy insecure boy who had just started to live and study in a big city. I had just started to make friends, and as I didn’t have any male friends there was one girl I met, who became one of my first friends. She seemed likeable, funny and charming. We shared many mutual interests. Needless to say, I did favors without even...
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My Boyfriend Might Be Bipolar

I have dated my boyfriend for 1 year and 4 months. When we began dating he openly admitted he had anger issues but said he was angry because of past relationships with women, including his mother. We met online, then immediately went to instant messaging and from there he rushed in to having phone conversation. We talked over the phone for about 2 days and he suggested that we meet in person because he...
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Obsessed with a Celebrity

Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from my job for 9 months as I was having anxiety attacks almost daily. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a celebrity crush. When I was...
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I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I’ve gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things a few of which I acted on in my younger years (smashing my mothers plants when she told me to water them while I was watching tv, hitting...
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Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven’t formally announced it mainly because of his mother’s resentment towards me. She does not like me at all. Which has also made the rest of the family distant from me. He can’t even mention me in a conversation because it becomes a fight....
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Transference in Psychoanalysis

What are some practical ways of dealing with transference in psychoanalysis? I’ve read whatever I could find on the internet about transference and counter-transference, about how the concept evolved from Freud’s days to contemporary psychology, and I’m still wondering: I understand it; it is a fantasy, it has no base in reality as I don’t know much about my therapist and she knows everything about me. I get that it’s a projection of some...
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My Grandparents are Hoarders

I’m 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they’re hoarders. Even worse, they’re in denial about there hoarding and verbally abusive behaviors toward me. We have a 4-bedroom home and only one bedroom can be used (mine.) Downstairs every flat...
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My Husband Has the Desire to Kill

Hey. I’m just really looking for some serious advice. I really believe my husband is a sociopath. When we first started dating he would mention that it’s hard for him to have feelings. He also said when he was a kid he would torture cats to the point where he would kill them. He said he saw a therapist when he was younger but he doesn’t know the diagnosis. I’ve caught him lying constantly....
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Overwhelming Fear of Rape

“Fear” isn’t exactly the right word: it’s more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I’m not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It’s gotten worse until I can’t sleep a full night without having these awful nightmares. It’s started to creep into my daily life, too. I’m afraid to be alone at home because I feel as though there...
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Self-Awareness

I have no idea how to explain my issue. I give the impression that I think a lot, when in fact, I don’t. I don’t connect with people emotionally, and I am apathetic to the point where I absolutely give no regard to what comes out from my mouth (I toned this down a lot when sober by simply staying quite or simply throwing more subtle comments. And no I don’t do it out...
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Bored of Life

I’m bored of life, not feeling alive as I used to. My problem seems to not appear to be a problem to many. I have a good life, have money, am in love, but nothing is fun for me anymore. I used to enjoy video games at least and parties, but now the few things i used to like are even boring. I travel and go on vacations, still nothing makes me happy. I...
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Should I Get Checked for Schizoid Personality?

I have always been considered strange by my peers, even in kindergarten. It never bothered what people thought of me, until now. My parents consider me “unsympathetic” “selfish and self centered” and tell me that my actions are hurtful and disrespectful, but I don’t always know why they should have been offended. I need to be alone nearly constantly, and when someone invades my privacy I lash out in anger and feel violated. I...
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