personality disorder

Personality disorders are as complex as they are misunderstood; delve into this diagnosis and learn the typical cognitions, behaviors, and inner experience of those inflicted.

  • andrea wainer
    Published 15 days ago
    Over Time, the Narcissist Exposes Himself and Is Publicly Seen for Who He/She Is

    Over Time, the Narcissist Exposes Himself and Is Publicly Seen for Who He/She Is

    Narcissists and psychopaths lie. They are reliant on the reactions of others to feel alive, be relevant, to exist—they talk continuously. When they are not interacting and getting reactions (supply) from others, they are irrelevant. Think of a phone without a battery in it. That is how they feel. A sense of nothingness.
  • andrea wainer
    Published 24 days ago
    Narcissists and Psychopaths Online

    Narcissists and Psychopaths Online

    Narcissistic psychopaths love mobile devices. They can lock them up, pull them out to appear; busy, working or otherwise occupied and important and they can lock you out.
  • Sierra September
    Published 29 days ago
    Functional vs Non-Functional Psychopaths: Where's the Disconnect?

    Functional vs Non-Functional Psychopaths: Where's the Disconnect?

    Surprisingly—or maybe unsurprisingly—there are plenty of psychopaths who are not just productive members of society but, more often times than not, are people of power in our societies.
  • andrea wainer
    Published about a month ago
    Narcissists and Psychopaths Cause and Create Chaos

    Narcissists and Psychopaths Cause and Create Chaos

    Narcissists and psychopaths manufacture chaos. In part, this is because they are not integrated and chaotic. They also most often were raised in chaotic environments that lacked structure and consistency. They have learned that by creating chaos and confusion, they are best able to portray their victims as "unstable." Normal people do not function well in chaos. Children thrive and crave structure. These folks intentionally create chaos in the lives of children, which lead to the children reacting in understandably negative ways.
  • andrea wainer
    Published about a month ago
    Narcissists and Society

    Narcissists and Society

    In this tragic state of school shootings, women being killed by their partners frequently, constant news of corruption in our family courts and movies and music industries, Child Protective Services, Police, Social Workers, the foster-care system, political offices (all of which serve as processors and purveyors of pedophilia and child sex trafficking), we are desperate for the "reasons."
  • Keisha Wilson
    Published 2 months ago
    Don't Wait

    Don't Wait

    I sit here today feeling accomplished and generally happy. I feel ambitious, positive, healthy and capable. Tomorrow may shine a different light on my life, so I close my eyes and tell myself to live in the moment. The impending doom that I try so hard to avoid every day will eventually make an appearance. It might not be today, tomorrow, or even a few weeks from now, but the feeling of being swallowed up by the whole world and sucked into a deep pit of despair will rear its evil head. I believe that acceptance and being aware of what that looks like before it consumes you is key to surviving this whirlwind of a disorder: BPD. Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Michelle Arbeau
    Published 2 months ago
    The Epidemic of Toxic Relationships

    The Epidemic of Toxic Relationships

    It seems the past two decades have created a legion of diverse narcissists. Although, as humans, we're all capable of narcissism from time to time, what I want to explain clearly in this article is the stark difference between healthy narcissism and the toxic narcissism that creates very toxic relationships that never seem to end well (and they all end at some point).
  • Mina Ramey
    Published 2 months ago
    Never Alone

    Never Alone

    I joke about it extensively. I mention it in passing from time to time. I’ve never really talked about it, though. Partially out of fear, partially out of frustration, I try to keep it at arm’s length. Consider this my first steps to try and change that.
  • Cierra Hartmann
    Published 3 months ago
    Self-Harm
  • Emmeline Reader
    Published 3 months ago
    Let's Talk About BPD

    Let's Talk About BPD

    There was a Facebook post going around... not too long ago called "BPD awareness." It talked about how hopeless someone with BPD can feel, how guilty they feel on a daily basis, how it destroys their relationships with everyone they love—and I shared it. Because, that's what you do when you relate to something on social media, right?
  • Tina Collins
    Published 3 months ago
    Could Equine Assisted Therapy Benefit Those With Personality Disorders
  • Denise Willis
    Published 4 months ago
    Mental Illness

    Mental Illness

    I have a master's degree in psychology, and yet I am at a loss as to what is wrong with my roommate. Perhaps this is because we have been roommates for over three years, and I am too emotionally involved to be logical when it comes to figuring things out. Plus, I invited her into my home not realizing all the ramifications of her behavior, because I hadn't witnessed it yet, so that makes me a bit off as well if I have the education I have, and yet do not see what is right in front of my face.