Archives for Personality

Abuse

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissists don’t really love themselves. Actually, they’re driven by shame. It’s the idealized image of themselves, which they convince themselves they embody, that they admire. But deep down, narcissists...
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Abuse

Narcissistic Relationships

Since writing Codependency for Dummies, countless people have contacted me about their unhappiness and difficulties in dealing with a difficult loved one — frequently a narcissistic partner or parent...
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Anger

Book Review: Columbine

Soon after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered twelve of their classmates and one of their teachers at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I bought a second...
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Borderline Personality

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a personality disorder that is characterized by a recurring, long-standing pattern of having unstable relationships with others — romantic, friendships and with family members. It’s...
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General

Book Review: Rethinking Narcissism

While developing an awareness-raising campaign for the identification and treatment of psychological abuse for the nonprofit I work with, I delved deep into researching personality traits and disorders that...
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General

Why Boundaries Don’t Work

Has setting limits not worked? Despite your efforts, are your boundaries often ignored? It’s frustrating, to say the least, but it’s not always the other person’s fault. Here’s why...
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