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Sexual Abuse?

I have a question for you. I come from a very dysfunctional family. There is a history of alcoholism and sexual deviancy and abuse throughout both sides of my parents’ lineage. My question is this: Do you consider what happened to me to be sexual abuse? My father would sleep with me in bed with him for years. He would put his hands down my pants and hold my bare bottom and put his hands between my thighs (as if to warm them). This is how we would “snuggle up and prepare to go to sleep” every nig...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Alcoholism, Vietnam, Sexual Trauma


Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies That People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

By Christian Jarrett. Trait self-control and effective strategy use may represented two separate routes to greater persistence.
Tags: Psychology, Personality


I Have the Desire for Something Horrible to Happen to Me

At 14 my life is easy but sometimes I have fantasies of either getting into an accident (or just getting injured to the point of being hospitalized ) or losing everything I have, including the people I love. I have no suicidal thoughts nor have I ever self-harmed, I’m not very confident in myself but I don’t hate myself . The problem is I imagine these scenarios so often and in so much detail that I bring myself tears. I’m worried that these thoughts could become something destructive. Thank you...
Tags: Psychology, England, General, Fantasy, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Personality, Violence, Phobia, Suicidal Ideation


The Personality Trait Linked To Poor Mental Health

Around one-in-five people are thought to have this personality type. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: 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 ...
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Personality Trait Linked To Poor Mental Health


Conflicts in Dating a Single Dad

I am in a situation where I have been the patient understanding partner but am at a point where I am considering leaving the relationship because of the kid. I think first is the issue of discipline. My partner, to me, is very inconsistent in his discipline being simultaneously too harsh and lenient (ex. “I’m going to get my belt if you don’t listen and I am not giving you anything to eat, now come here and give me a hug. Want to watch TV?”). I do not directly address this in disagreement but he...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Personality, Parenting & Children, Dating, Single Parent, Insensitivity, Single Father


Study of lookalikes refutes popular personality theory

Scientists looked at pairs of people who looked like each other but were not twins.The results showed that genetics plays a stronger role in personality formation than how alike people were treated by others.Behaving similarly is a stronger social glue than physical resemblance. None People have many misconceptions and strange theories about twins and people who look alike. One great one courtesy of the Internet claimed that Nic Cage is actually a vampire on account of a Civil-War-era photo of a...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Genetics, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Rosenberg, University of Connecticut, California State University Fullerton, Segal, University of Texas at Austin, Nic Cage, Nancy L Segal


People With Advantageous Personality Traits Have More Nerve-Fibre Insulation (Myelination) In Key Brain Areas

By Christian Jarrett. Researchers are getting closer to understanding the neurological basis of personality.
Tags: Psychology, Brain, Personality


New study finds vloggers and viewers share emotions

A new study finds that what you watch can influence how you feel and that how you feel influences what you watch. Strangely, it seems to be the first study to investigate these notions as they relate to online videos. The findings are in line with previous studies of other text-based social media platforms.It has often been said that "like attracts like" or that "birds of a feather flock together." As with many old proverbs, there is a grain of truth to the idea that science eventually got aroun...
Tags: Entertainment, Social Media, Personality, Netherlands, Innovation, Emotions, Tilburg University, Hannes Rosenbusch


Psychology Around the Net: January 5, 2019

Ah, the first Psychology Around the Net of 2019, and…it’s going to be a great one! This week’s edition covers conversational narcissism and how to stop making everything about you (even if you’re not aware you’re doing it), relationship expert advice on when to discuss your mental health with your partner, the single personality trait that could be the foundation for most mental illnesses, and more. Are You Guilty of Conversational Narcissism? If you’re more of a “shift responder” than a “sup...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Study, Research, Personality, Netflix, Conversation, Child Custody, Terrorism, Narcissism, Stigma, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Personality Traits, Neuroticism, Josh Malerman


Why Do I Lack Empathy/Compassion?

I notice that I have a real issue genuinely feeling for others. A coworker tells me she has to go somewhere for her cancer and I fake compassion, but I don’t think I actually care. Another coworker has someone dying in the hospital, all day she complains about being tired, and all I wanna do is tell her that nobody cares about her problems and to shut up. I feel in the workplace that you shouldn’t discuss personal issues and complain so much about them because you’re there for work. When i see a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Compassion, Empathy, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Loving Kindness


Nostalgia

I’ve noticed that sometimes while I’m watching a video on my phone, someone in the video will say a certain phrase that makes me nauseous and dizzy. This phrase comes up again and again but I can never remember it after. When I try to go back in the videos, the things that make me nauseous were never actually said. What could this be? The fact that the same phrase is coming up, again and again, lets you know that it is likely to be internally generated rather than external. Internally generated ...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Personality, Psychosis, Nausea, Nostalgia, Memory & Pereception


How to Confront a Narcissistic Mother That Lives with You

I’m divorced and started dating. My mother is against my relationship and it has become to the point I have to choose. How do I do this? I’m a smart, independent woman that can’t break my dependency with her. I am capable of many things, but I am handicapped with her. She blocks me, makes me feel guilty. I need help to do this but don’t want to crush her. Narcissists don’t crush. They tend to be quite insulated from feeling affected by others. The fact that you think you’ll hurt her if you take ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Depression, Personality, Parenting & Children, Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Guilt Trip


Carrot Peelers, Sales, Personality and Your Job Search

--> A couple of years ago, I saw a bunch of articles in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and other publications about a guy named Joe Andes. Here is a portion of one profile of him from the May 2006 Vanity Fair: I n the early 90s a man named Joe Andes began showing up in the bar at the Pierre, Manhattan’s famously posh hotel on the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 61st Street. Joe liked the crowd at the Café Pierre, but the real draw for him was Kathleen Landis, the dimp...
Tags: New York, Featured, California, Careers, Sales, Los Angeles, Personality, United States, Job Search, Michigan, Harrison Barnes, Sean Connery, Joe, Law Firm, Pierre, Landis


My Mom and I Constantly Fight

My mom and I are always fighting. She is constantly telling me how to live my life and that any choices I make are wrong. She always constantly puts down my husband and says the nastiest, most vile things about him and I. I try to talk to her about it but it always ends with her and I yelling at each other and her telling me that I am being disrespectful to her. She has told me multiple times that she wishes she had a different daughter when all I ever try to do is compromise with her and try to...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Fighting, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Personality, Parenting & Children, Family Therapy, Adolescence, Conflict Resolution, Family Arguments


How to spot high-conflict people before it's too late

Here's a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but also potentially dangerous. So how can we avoid becoming a target in their path of destruction? First, you have to be able to recognize them, says Eddy. They tend to share these four key characteristics: a preoccupation with blaming others, all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme beha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Eddy, Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute


I Believe I Have Nuances of BPD

I believe I have nuances of bpd, or emotionally unstable personality disorder having reflected on my life relationships and doing some of the tests. I would like to find out if I can do dialectic therapy by reading books in dialectic therapy. really my question is, to help myself as I am more aware of the way I feel, I can read books or watching videos, or if there is such a thing as distance learning dialectic therapy.or if you think that improvement on these personality disorders can only be a...
Tags: Psychology, UK, General, Bipolar, Therapy, Borderline, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-esteem, Personality, Bpd, Group Therapy, Bibliotherapy


Wired that way: genes do shape behaviors but it’s complicated

Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as intelligence, sexuality and risk of psychiatric disorders, are highly heritable. Put concretely, this means that a sizeable fraction of the population spread of values such as IQ scores or personality measures is attributable to genetic differences between people. The story of our lives most definit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Biology, Dna, Neuroscience, Brain, Genetics, Personality, Innovation, Genes, Kevin Mitchell, Princeton University Press Kevin MitchellThis


I Think I Am Pushing My Fiancee Away

I’ve been in a relationship for 2 years and we are engaged. We just moved into a house together a year ago and are planning for a family. Unfortunately, following a few stressful life events, I have lost interest in my partner almost wholly. I want to make one thing clear – I still love him and would do anything to make this work, but have this terrible fear it’s irreversible. When he comes on to me I am repulsed. I feel like I’m frozen, as if my body is unable to make any type of physical conne...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Intimacy, Engagement, Commitment


This Personality Type Has The Happiest Marriage

This personality type is more confident in dealing with the inevitable conflicts that marriage throws up. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: 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 Activat...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Am I a Narcissist?

I had looked over the characteristics of one on a website before I had even thought about myself potentially being a narcissist because I was and still am very interested in psychology. And as I was reading, I was relating to the symptoms. I am extremely scared of getting criticism, I even tend to avoid social situations to avoid potential rejection of people (some people would even describe me as sensitive), I always think I’m right and people are just not seeing how I am right, I love how I lo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Personality, Narcissism, Narcissist


Do You Have a Healthy Personality?

A new study helps define what a healthy personality looks like. Am I normal? Do I have a good personality? We’ve all wondered these things. A new study from the University of California, Davis, presents insights in what the most psychologically healthy personality traits are. To create the theory, researchers used what’s called the “Big Five” personality traits, based on years of psychological models, so let’s take a quick look at those: Neuroticism. This sounds bad, but is really examining h...
Tags: Psychology, Study, Personality, Low, Publishers, Big Five, Better, Spirituality & Health, University of California Davis, Personality Traits, Wiebke Bleidorn, Healthy Personality


My Stepson

My ss is 17. I’ve been in his life since age 6. He has always lied and been spiteful. Since I met his mom, he was constantly getting in trouble at school and barely made it thru each year. Now he has school online and only goes in a couple days a week and he’s getting all F’s. His mom has always had a hard time calling him out but I haven’t. The lying has never stopped. He just got better at it. He learned how to lie with sincerity. I’m a musician and I thought it was something we shared but he’...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Bullying, Relationships, Therapy, Lying, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Adhd, Failing Grades, Juvenile Delinquency, Habitual Liar


Why insecure people buy more things

The link between a poor interpersonal life and materialism has been known for decades, but the exact reason for this connection hasn't been clear.New research shows that two problematic attachment styles can push people towards seeking the love and affection they crave in material wealth.The study shows both how broken-hearted people use materialism as a crutch and how this dependency can be reversed. None What makes somebody materialistic? We know what materialism looks like—constantly pursuing...
Tags: Security, Money, Relationships, Love, Happiness, Success, Personality, Innovation, Sun, International Journal of Psychology, Ying Sun, Beijing Key Laboratory


This Personality Test Is Surprisingly Accurate

This easy test reveals your personality accurately. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: 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, Personality, Jeremy Dean


I’m Not Sure What I’m Feeling

I know that I have a problem. When I’m alone I feel very alone and like I will never be anything and very depressed but then when I am with others I feel fine. Sometimes when I’m with others I can be really happy but then one thing is said and I feel like I don’t belong there and that nobody wants me there. I’m not sure what is wrong with me but why do I feel this way? Thanks for your question. I can understand how difficult it can be to experience a wide range of emotions, yet I wouldn’t say th...
Tags: General, Confusion, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Emotional Regulation


The Personality Trait That Indicates Depression Risk

Around 25% of Americans experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: 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 Ag...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Worthlessness

Agoraphobia, fear of public places and college. Neglected by own father and abundant feeling of worthlessness. Feels threatened by father sometimes and suicide being the only option available. Fear of future enrages my weaknesses and loss of interest in studies and all my previously admired hobbies. (From India) While there wasn’t an actual question in your email it sounds like there are several issues that are impinging on you as you enter college. I appreciate you reaching out and explaining t...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, India, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Social Anxiety, Abandonment, Agoraphobia, Worthlessness, Panic Attacks, Suicidal Ideation


The Difference Between Narcissism & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

People throw around the term “narcissism” all the time. And that’s not surprising, in an age where our technology (e.g., social networks and social media) reinforce narcissistic behaviors through social comparisons. What can get confusing is understanding the difference between a personality trait — narcissism — and a full-blown personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder. Let’s dive into understand the similarities and differences between these two related psychological concepts. ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Personality, Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality, Will Rogers, NPD, Navel gazing, Healthy Narcissism, Marie Hartwell Walker Ed


The Personality Trait Linked To The Worst Hangovers

Dubbed "hangxiety", it involves a combination of being hungover and very anxious. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: 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...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Personality, Jeremy Dean


10 common traits of self-actualized people

Maslow's famous "Hierarchy of Needs" describes different levels of human motivation.A new study updates the hierarchy through modern methods.The research shows that self-actualized people share 10 specific traits. None Are you a self-actualized person? The American psychologist Abraham Maslow famously proposed in 1954 the "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" which theorized that psychological health culminated in self-actualization. Maslow saw that as being able to fulfill your potential, becoming your...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Amazon, Motivation, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Columbia University, Freud, Self, Kaufman, British Psychological Society s Research Digest