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My Friend Acts the Opposite of Their Nature

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My friend sometimes Changes 180 Degrees , he/she acts sometimes unnaturally they ruin on themselves sometimes

Example : they had a good job once and suddenly he/she in front of his/her boss he/she ripped there own new contract in front of his/her boss and Told the boss to give it to someone else . What’s weird is my friend says they have no memory of doing this they resigned themselves from their job and he/she does not remember (!) and I know that he/she would never do that and he/she keeps crying over it and says that he/she doesn’t remember at all is there some kind of similar things could happen to other people? (From Jordan)

My Friend Acts the Opposite of Their Nature

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 This sounds extreme and is not a normal reaction that others experience regularly. The acting out and not remembering are symptoms that should be checked by a physician. I would offer to go with your friend to get a complete physical to see what is going on. You friend might appreciate your concern and willingness to go to the appointment.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

My Friend Acts the Opposite of Their Nature

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). My Friend Acts the Opposite of Their Nature. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from
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