Tag Archives: personality disorders

Trouble in the Making: Personality Disorders Mixed with Depression

by on February 8, 2017

Depression has its own signs and symptoms but when mixed with a personality disorder (PD) it can be more elusive. Each PD has a different manifestation of depression with varying levels of intensity. While not all depression becomes homicidal or suicidal, the risks for this possibility are presented as a word of caution. The following… (more…)

Why Marriages Fail After 25 Years

by on January 27, 2017

It’s shocking. After 25 years of marriage, a couple decides to get a divorce. From the outside looking in, things could not be any stranger. The pressures of establishing a career have subsided, the kids have grown up (and hopefully moved out), and the desired lifestyle has been obtained. After all, surely this couple has… (more…)

Scared to Work with Dissociative Identity Disorder? Don’t Be.

by on September 13, 2016

Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of working with a handful of clients who have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or what was once called Multiple Personality Disorder. I use the word “privilege” because gaining the trust and confidence of these clients is difficult but so worth the effort. Generally speaking, DIDs… (more…)

How to Differentiate between Different Personality Disorders

by on September 1, 2016

It can be a daunting task to differentiate between personality disorders (PD). There is so much cross-over from one type to another that a person may appear to have multiple PD’s. While the DSM-V chose not to use the five model factor as described in Widiger and Costa’s book, Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model… (more…)

10 Signs You Are Married to Someone with a Personality Disorder

by on July 20, 2016

It is hard to remember a time when the marriage was tranquil. Rather, each year brings more drama, intensity, frustration, distance, and hostility. Efforts to improve the situation are temporary and shallow at best. There is something else happening other than poor communication skills. It might just be that one spouse has a personality disorder…. (more…)

The Three Personality Disorders Prevalent in Religious Environments

by on July 5, 2016

If only churches, synagogues, and mosques were safe places for people to learn about God and grow spiritually. But sadly, many are not. Rather, they can become safe places for three of the most intense personality disorders. Regardless of the religious belief system that a person subscribes to, these three disorders can be found within… (more…)

7 Tactics Narcissists Use to Escape Responsibility

by on May 31, 2016

Ask a narcissist if they are dependable and they will say, “I’m the most responsible person you know, you can always count on me.” And they can be. But when the rubber meets the road (an old saying about being put to the test), narcissists seem to wiggle out of accountability. Why? Narcissists will gladly… (more…)

Struggling With A Jerk At Work?

by on June 1, 2015

Got any jerks in your life?  You know the type. The ones who think they know it all, the ones who don’t listen to a word you say, the ones who push and push until you can’t take it, or the ones who are the first to cry victim but the last to admit to… (more…)

Understanding Depressive Personality Trait

by on September 30, 2013

Depressive Personality (DP) is not the same thing as depression.  The two can look the same as the symptoms are similar.  The major difference is that a DP person can also have depression but a person with depression is not necessarily DP. One type of depression is situational such as grieving the loss of a… (more…)

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