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The Gift of Borderline Personality Disorder

by on July 4, 2020

A diagnosis for any type of Personality Disorder or mental health issue doesn’t have to be a negative diagnosis. Often times such conditions are portrayed as only dangerous or detrimental to someone’s well-being, and while that may be part of the truth, it isn’t necessarily the whole truth. The very thing that makes a person… (more…)

How to Parent a Child Displaying Borderline Behaviors

by on July 4, 2020

After breezing through several counselors, frequent problems at school, repeated difficulties maintaining relationships, exaggerated rages over small issues, irrational behavior, and now even a suicide attempt, Megan realized that there may be something more serious than she originally assumed threatening the health of her 15-year-old daughter. Finally, after consulting a therapist who specializes in personality… (more…)

Why Adults Act Like Children

by on June 28, 2020

“This is ridiculous,” James said to himself after witnessing his soon-to-be ex-wife losing it because she didn’t get her way. To him, she sounded like a 2-year-old who didn’t get a piece of candy – and was even sharing the same level of irrational reasoning one would expect from a toddler. Her arms flung all… (more…)

How Loneliness Manifests in Personality Disorders

by on June 27, 2020

John regularly told his wife, Jane, “I feel all alone in this world (within our family, at my job, or in our neighborhood).” At the beginning of their marriage, Jane genuinely believed that she could fill that void in his life and frequently went to great lengths to demonstrate that John was not as alone… (more…)

What Is a Personality Disorder?

by on June 20, 2020

Eventually, as is the case in everyone’s life, whether it be a family member, co-worker, neighbor, or friend, you will come across a person with a personality disorder (PD). Although it can usually be hard to discern if a person has a PD at the beginning of the relationship, its presence will soon come to… (more…)

Obsessive vs. Addictive Behavior

by on June 14, 2020

Helping your clients discern between an obsession and an addition can be quite a challenge. To an untrained eye, the two appear almost exactly the same, meaning a client may believe their behavior is obsessive when in reality it is actually addictive. The distinction between the two is very important, however, because it will determine what… (more…)

20 Indications of an Addict

by on June 13, 2020

Angel came into counseling knowing that something was wrong, but not knowing what it was. After being married to his wife for seven years he noticed she had become more secretive and distant. Money from their savings account was missing and unaccounted for, his wife would disappear frustrated and return weirdly happy, and she seemed… (more…)

4 Indications of a Psychopath at Work

by on June 6, 2020

There really isn’t any job a psychopath wouldn’t do so long as it benefits them in some way. Psychopaths can be business owners, surgeons, lawyers, data entry clerks, waste managers, salesmen, politicians, waiters, and even therapists. And despite popular belief, a person doesn’t have to be a serial killer or mob boss to be a… (more…)

11 Signs You Work with a Sociopath

by on June 5, 2020

Usually, it is very difficult to identify a sociopath within the workplace. Because they mainly interact with others on a need basis only, they generally don’t draw attention to themselves or socialize with their co-workers unless there is something to be gained from the experience. When they do eventually choose to intermingle, they present as… (more…)

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