Personality Articles

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 ...

Is My Friend in Love with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Im a bisexual guy and i have a male friend, we met couple weeks ago. Before we met i was sure that he's heterosexual. One day we had some drinks together and he kissed my neck. I started to wonder but i didn't mind too ...

Husband’s Behavior

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 16th, 2014
My husband and I are of the same culture and same religion and we have known each other for a very long time but everything changed when we got married. I feel like his personality, his attitude and the way he treats me has completely ...

Do I Lack Sympathy/Empathy/Compassion?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
I was trying to find this answer on the internet but was bogged down with sympathy vs. empathy articles. I've read the differences countless times now. I cannot identify with either one. I absolutely am not sympathetic. As far as empathetic, I do have the ...

Does My Wife Have Bipolar?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Me and my wife, both love each other dearly. But our problem always stems to a sort of PMS or PMDD syndrome, where she fixates on what irritated her(which is really nothing) & blames/nags me about it, then goes to my past & how disappointed ...

Wondering if I Can Become a Counselor if I Have Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
I am currently in college. I recently graduated with my B.A. in psychology and I am pursuing my M.A. in teaching. I would like to then go to grad school for counseling and then work with children. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ...

Self Esteem Issues and Can’t Find Ways to be Happy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Hi! I don't know if you can help me or not or if I'm even at the right place... .. I am NOT looking for pity, but I guess in a way I do make myself look pathetic -_- . I don't normally put my ...

Thought Insertion and Borderline Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I have borderline personality disorder. I've recently come across what thought insertion is and I think I may have that. I feel like there are thought from someone else that are in my head. I know they aren't mine because they are a man's thoughts. ...

13-Year-Old Brother Has Changed for the Worse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
He lies, fights with his parents, only wants to either sleep or hang out with friends. Please help. I would be ever so grateful to you. My cousin brother recently turned 13. He used to be an observing, caring, sharing, helping little boy from when he was ...

Blended Family Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
My husband and i have been together for 4 years. i have a 19 yo daughter and he has a 19 yo son. the son was primarily living with his mother until he graduated from high school at such time, he moved in full time ...

Parent Against What Might Be First Love

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Hi. I’m going to start off with the fact that I am 18 and attending college. I am currently in a relationship with a 24 year old that I met through a mutual friend of sorts. If I disclose exactly how we met, it might ...