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Every Empath has These 15 Traits But They Won`t Openly Admit It

An empath is a person capable of reading and understanding people, or being in the right pitch or resonate with others. This can be voluntary, but it oftentimes comes involuntary, particularly for a person who is a natural empath. Empaths are sensitive, compassionate, understanding, and considerate individuals.  They are able to feel the emotions and experiences of others, typically without even knowing how this works.  They simply know and understand stuff, without being told! Check out the list below to see whether you or anyone you know is an empathRead More


Letter From a Narcissist’s “True Self”

“Here is a hypothetical letter written from the point of view of a narcissist’s True (lost) Self,” writes my friend and fellow blogger, Lucky Otter, in her wonderful article Letter From A Narcissist’s “True Self.” And it is brilliant! She has very kindly allowed me to share her original article with you from her site, Lucky Otters Haven where you will find other excellent writings about narcissism. Here then, for your reading enjoyment, is Letter From A Narcissist’s “True Self.” Here is a hypothetical letter written from the point of view of a narcissist’s True (lost) Self. The adviceRead More


Letter From a Narcissist’s “True Self”

I had to don this mask that I wear, which is a lie. In order to keep that lie intact, I had to treat others badly. I had to diminish you to prop my false self up. I had to hate you in order to “love” the mask that I show the world, because if I didn’t continually prop myself up by making you feel bad, my mask of lies might fall off and expose the real me, a powerless and vulnerable child which I had to protect at allRead More


The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), the risk is extreme. In fact, self-harm and suicide attempts are so prevalent in BPD that it is the only mental disorder that includes such behaviors as part of its diagnostic criteria. Almost 80% of those with BPD report a history of suicide attempts, and suicide deaths range between 8-10%. This rate is 50 times greater than that found in the general population, according to a 2014 analysis of BPD research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).Read More


The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

The Silver Lining Despite this grim portrait of BPD, there is an encouraging side to the illness. Many do respond well to appropriate treatment, and psychologists no longer assume it to be the chronic illness they once thought. As SAMHSA noted in a 2011 report on BDP to Congress: “BPD symptoms can be severe, debilitating, and isolating, and individuals with this disorder suffer discrimination and bias. However, despite its severity and burden, BPD has a surprisingly good long-term prognosis with a high rate of recovery.” This is especially true when the treatment and education extend beyond theRead More


The Chaos That Borderline Personality Disorder can Cause

Kings and Queens of Chaos Borderline personality disorder cuts a wide swath of destruction. Slowly, the condition is yielding to new understanding—provided patients get the correct diagnosis. It had been an idyllic day celebrating a cousin’s wedding until Steve’s wife turned to him during the reception and said she was having a panic attack. The loud music in the room seemed to be engulfing her, heightening her anxiety. After the main course was served, Steve and his wife got up to go for a drive and get some air. To respectRead More


The Chaos That Borderline Personality Disorder can Cause

Although BPD has long been ascribed to problematic parenting, scientists now believe that the borderline personality develops out of a microbiological flaw. Borderlines exhibit a highly reactive limbic system in conjunction with a decreased capacity for cortical control of it, reports Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Brian Palmer. Vulnerability to the disorder appears to be inherited in the form of a tempestuous temperament, although early care taking in some way seems to activate it. The condition may not manifest until adolescence—often with self-cutting, burning, or frank suicidal behavior—but it begins long before. “As children, they are hard toRead More


The Chaos That Borderline Personality Disorder can Cause

Psychiatrist Otto Kernberg of New York’s Weill Cornell Medical College, one of the first researchers to describe the borderline personality, has long seen an overly rigid approach to life as a consistent feature. In his view, it evolves out of direct experience of physical or emotional abuse or witnessing others being abused, though he acknowledges the contribution of such biological defects as an overactive amygdala. He finds that borderline patients have a tendency to separate experiences into “positive” and “negative” buckets in their mind—a maneuver they engage in, he says,Read More


My battle with borderline personality disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder — breaking the stigma, exploding the myth Dr Haley Peckham has chosen not to hide the multiple self-inflicted scars along her arms as a testament to her struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder [BPD]. Despite her diagnosis almost 20 years ago, Dr Peckham now works as a mental health nurse in Melbourne and has a PhD in molecular neuroscience. “Some of [the scars] have stories attached to them and I don’t feel ashamed of it,” Dr Peckham said. ”I see people with worse scars than I have andRead More


My battle with borderline personality disorder

Stigma paints BPD sufferers as manipulative, irrational Dr Peter McKenzie is a clinical family therapist with Latrobe University’s Bouverie Centre and has conducted training workshops for BPD carers in Ballarat, as part of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week. He said the extreme behaviours associated with BPD, including an increased difficulty in moderating emotions and a prevailing sense of abandonment, made treating patients difficult and has given the condition ‘a bad rap’ within the medical profession. “We need to be focusing on relationships a lot more than we do with Borderline PersonalityRead More