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Lack of Emotion

My therapist says i am “emotionally detached.” In the past i have been told i could have autism. My husband thinks i am a sociopath. I have little to no emotion and can’t quite understand, nor do i care, about the emotions of others. i am beyond antisocial and hate socializing or being around people. i have absolutely no interest in human interaction. I have had homicidal thoughts for most of my life and have been deemed “mentally unstable and a threat to society.” I am unable to form bonds with...
Tags: Autism, Personality, Relationships, Emotional Detachment, Guilt, Psychopathy, Sociopath


I Am Unsure What Kind of Relationship I Should Have with My Parents

I grew up in a upper middle class family. I was given most things I wanted and all the essential things a child would need. I have a brother who is 25, he has borderline personality disorder. He acted out as a child/teenager, was constantly arguing with my parents and soaked up much of my parents attention. I was given attention in a different way, but rejected any emotionally connection because I saw emotions as negative because my brother/parents were arguing because of my brothers intense emo...
Tags: Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Family, General, Personality, Relationships, Self-esteem, Therapy, Couples Counseling, Emotional Neglect, No Contact, Parental Approval


Do you have a self-actualized personality? Maslow revisited

Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest. Moving up the ladder, Maslow mentions safety, love, and self-esteem and accomplishment. But after all those have been satisfied, the motivating factor at the top of the pyramid involves striving to achieve our full potential and satisfy creative goals. As one of ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Identity, Happiness, Success, Personality, Innovation, Kaufman, Scott Barry Kaufman, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, David Yaden, Barnard College Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania Kaufman, Christian JarrettThis


The Personality Trait That Makes Children Smarter

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Tags: Psychology, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Child Psychology


Believe in soulmates? You're more likely to 'ghost' romantic partners.

Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting. None Most folks who have been on the dating scene since the advent of smartphones are familiar with 'ghosting', the practice of suddenly cutting off all contact with a romantic partner: not responding to or sending texts, not picking u...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Communication, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Freedman, Gili Freedman


Disillusionment with Society, Lack of Interest or Motivation to Contribute

I find myself increasingly disillusioned with society and with my peers. In my classes, I feel like there is a lack of focus on important issues and my attempts to provoke conversations on current affairs in the world and how they should be dealt with, specifically in terms of race, domestic policy, and global issues. I feel as if moving on to higher education will not be worth it. I feel if I were to apply myself to some field and envelop myself in my work that it would allow free-loaders to su...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Relationships, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Myanmar, Boredom, Lack Of Motivation, Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Rohingya Muslim, Society Lack of Interest, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn


Why do we feel schadenfreude — and who it feels it the most?

Few words convey as much meaning as Schadenfreude, or the joy that arises from seeing harm come to others.Schadenfreude is a complex psychological phenomenon, and researchers have only begun to look into rigorously.Psychology can tell us why we feel schadenfreude, when we feel it, and who feels it the most. None Anybody would admit that they like it when an opposing sports team makes a critical mistake. Many of us also like it when a rival coworker gets turned down for a promotion that we were h...
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Language, Innovation, Emotions, Milo Yiannopoulos, SCM


Constant Loud ‘Fight’ or ‘Conversation’ with Myself Even in Public

O.K. Here is my problem: I am 34 years old. A male. My mind is at constant unrest. I have had a blessed life with all professional success, great family and good friends. My family is very loving and peaceful. From about 10 years, I keep constantly remembering people (the ones whom I would have met a couple of days ago, or from a surprisingly distant past – triggered based on a situation) and frame situations in my mind and have ‘loud’ conversations with them. Please note that I know this is not...
Tags: Psychology, General, Australia, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Memory & Pereception


I Feel I’m Not Normal

I don’t really know how to deal with myself, in general, I feel likeI could be going crazy. What does it mean when I feel like i’m going crazy or that there is something is wrong with me, I take several type of disorder test and they all confirm there is something wrong with me but I don’t know how to handle it. For example, I can’t handle the thoughts I think some can be violent and some really nice, sometimes I feel like I can’t believe these thoughts our from my mind I just feel like a differ...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Canada, Psychosis, Violence, Mood Swings, Hitler, Inappropriate Behavior, Aggressive Ideation


I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger. It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Mood Swings


My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socializ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disappointment, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, Dating, Social Anxiety


The Personality Type Linked To Poor Mental Health

This personality type affects around one in six people in the US. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, US, Mental Health, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Poor Mental Health


I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

I’m a teen and don’t know what I’m doing with my life, I’m not very good at expressing myself so I try my best I feel like I’m doing the same thing over and over again, with no real point in anything. My friends laugh and have inside jokes which I feel I’m not allowed to understand. I constantly feel like a third wheel and feel like an unfunny burden which they feel is their responsibility to take care of even if they don’t want to. I don’t understand why I feel like I’m useless at everything, I...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, United Kingdom


I’m No Longer Allowed to Enjoy Something with My Friend

Hello. For my issue, it might seem silly. I feel as if I’m no longer allowed to enjoy something with my friend G. My friend G and I enjoy certain things together, like the video game of Splatoon. I find it great to talk to her about that game that we love so much. However, I got into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at first, she wasn’t into it. All of a sudden, she changes her mind and tries to make it her own thing. It’s like you get into the sport of basketball, and your friend gets i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Disappointment, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Zelda


Feelings for Boyfriend Change Drastically Every Week for Past 10 Months

I got into a relationship last February. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced, I liked him an insane amount. I’ve never been happier in my entire life. I was getting 6 hours of sleep basically every night by staying up and messaging or video calling him since he lives across the country. I was constantly nervous, but in a good way, too nervous to eat even. Even though mentally it was probably all not good for me, it was the most amazing thing ever, and I liked him so much. But the...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Intimacy, Dating, Infatuation, Unstable Relationships


The Nice Personality Trait Linked To High IQ

The trait is not normally associated with intelligent people. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Does My Sister Have Cinderella Persecution Syndrome or Narcissistic Personality Disorder? 

From an adult in the U.S.: I have a question regarding my younger half sister’s odd behavior.  I’m curious to know if she has Cinderella Persecution Syndrome or Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or possibly both. She was very spoiled and babied as a child due to having ADHD and learning problems, and seems to have developed a swelled head due to the spoiling. She acts like she’s better than those around her, and has openly admitted she thinks she is better than me and our two siblings (she got ...
Tags: Family, General, Relationships, Personality, Self Diagnosis, Cinderella, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Difficult People, Cinderella Persecution Syndrome, Sibling Fights


These Personality Types Have The Happiest Marriages

These personality traits are linked to a genetic variation that can be detected from a saliva sample. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Chan...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Husband Constantly Gropes Me While Verbalizing that He Knows I Hate It

For years my husband has made a habit of randomly groping me, usually grabbing/rubbing my backside, when I am distracted – typically performing other tasks. I’ve asked him to stop repeatedly and explained why I don’t enjoy it. He claims he’s not groping but simply showing affection. In, the past year he has also started saying, ‘I know you hate it, but I like it’ as he gropes me. It’s reached a point, for me, where I have an aversion to his touch period. Am I overreacting by thinking that I feel...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sex, Relationships, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Sexual Abuse, Groping, Couples Therapy, Disrespect, Personal Boundaries


Do You Think I Have DID?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I’m not sure if I have D.I.D. or not. Most of the time I feel like I’m in a VR headset and that can lead to panic attacks. sometimes I see myself through a security camera almost. I have been hearing different voices and sometimes I don’t know where I am or who I’m with. I’ve seen my handwriting change multiple times while I’m writing. I know I have depression and very bad anxiety but every time I think about asking my grandparents for therapy I start to have anxiety at...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, DID, Dissociative identity disorder, Adolescence, Nervousness, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


Thinking of My Ex While in a New Relationship

I am in a new relationship(5 months). Yet I keep thinking about my ex. It’s been almost 3 years since i broke up with my ex of two years he was my high school sweetheart. We broke up because when i went away to college, he became a little controlling. That caused me to subconsciously move away from him and i started to focus on other men & in the end i cheated. We had a very bad break up and even though i ended things It left me depressed where from time to time i would suddenly burst into tears...
Tags: General, Time, Self-esteem, Personality, Trauma, Intimacy, Dating, Breakups, Heartbreak, Intimacy Issues


Social Contagion: You Are Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

“If your friends jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do it too?”  That was my mother’s favorite reply when teenage me would say things like “All the other kids are wearing…” or “Nobody else has a curfew” or “My best friend’s mother lets her…”.  My mother was unimpressed. She was right. I probably would have jumped off that bridge — at least some of the time. Chances are, I would look at what my friends were doing and follow along. We may like to see ourselves as individuals, free to...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, Communication, Personality, Resilience, Optimism, Peer Pressure, Brooklyn Bridge, Ethics & Morality, Free Will, Social Contagion


How Do I Get Over This Trust Issue?

I started dating my boyfriend almost 2 years ago. At that time, he was a student living in a student’s house of 6, and two of his housemates are his close friends(a guy and a girl. The girl is around my age while the guy is a lot younger). They liked to hang out together, especially my boyfriend and this girl whose rooms happened to be next to each other. In the beginning, my relationship with these two friends was ok. The guy welcomed me with open arms to their circles, however, the girl was a ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Indonesia, Relationships, Anxiety, Personality, Insecurity, Dating, Jealousy, Trust Issues


I Think I’ve Been Dissociating for Over a Decade

I am not too sure if this is dissociation or maladaptive daydreaming so I have come to ask about my situation. I have been doing this since I was a child and I am now in my 20s- I would make up scenarios in my head with me in them and I do it all the time. It mostly distracts me from doing my schoolwork and staying present. I find that I also do this during times when I need to listen such as during lectures. When I am home in my room, I will often walk around and around my room while being in t...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Depression, Therapy, Personality, Adhd, Dissociation, Gestalt, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama


This Personality Trait Indicates High IQ

People with high intelligence tend to have this quality. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Sexual Abuse?

When I was 11 my parents had a very ugly divorce and custody battle. I loved and trusted bother of my parents equally and didn’t want to choose who to live with. After therapy for all four family members the courts decided to give parents 50/50 custody. Thinking back now my mother’s behavior probably started at least a year or so before but it was at this time that I recognized my mother was often saying things like “did you sleep in your father’s bed when you were there” or “you know you should...
Tags: Family, General, Divorce, Virginity, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Intimacy, Canada, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Avoidance


Why Am I Dysfunctional?

I have been trying to figure out what’s the matter with me for the last 3 years. I was first diagnosed with depression and tried a bunch of SSRIs that had no good or bad effect on me. I then did a sleep study and was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. I was put on modafinil and it helped a little bit but eventually wore off and now I’m on armodafinil which has even less of an effect than modafinil did. The doc also prescribed Lexapro (which i’ve been on before) with the armodafinil and this ...
Tags: General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Personality, Adhd, Sleep Disorder, Dysfunction, Hypersomnia


Intense Fear of Being Pregnant

My first cousin has a problem. When she was a child, she heard an aunt say “i can not imagine something moving inside of me” and the other one was when the comedian Chelsea Handler said “I don’t think I would ever be able to carry the baby to full term, I would feel so “trapped”. She repeats these 2 thoughts.Last year she was pregnant and miscarried because of the abnormalities and before she was referred to an abortion, the doctors told her “You can not get an abortion until the committee appro...
Tags: Sex, Pregnancy, Depression, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Worry, Chelsea Handler, Tokophobia


New study finds strength of imagination not associated with creative ability or achievement

Imagination is sometimes claimed to be a uniquely human ability, and it has long intrigued psychologists. "Nevertheless, our understanding of the benefits and risks that individual differences in imagination hold for psychological outcomes is currently limited," note two researchers who have created a new psychometric test – the Imaginative Behaviour Engagement Scale (IBES) – for measuring how much imagination a person has, and then used it to investigate whether, as some earlier work hinted, ha...
Tags: Psychology, Success, Neuroscience, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Ucl, Scott, BPS Research Digest, University of York, British Journal of Psychology, Sophie von Stumm, Von Stumm, Stumm, Cognitive Science, Hannah Scott


The Major Personality Trait Linked To Depression Risk

Among the major personality traits, it shows the strongest link to depression. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Personality, Jeremy Dean