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Personality Development | How To Improve Your Personality?
Personality is basically a behavior, appearance and a bet of beliefs that an individual possesses imbibe from its surrounding. Each person in this world has a different and unique personality.What is personality development or personal development? It is basically improving or grooming one’s personality for enhancing ones inner and outer abilities, making stronger presence and for getting better opportunities in aspect to job and career. As you go through the blog you will come across different theories of personality, Personality development tips and pers...

How to Develop Personality Development
Personality is nothing but the aggregate conglomeration of memories and incidents in an individual's entire lifespan. Environmental factors, family background, financial conditions, genetic factors, situations and circumstances also contribute to an individual's personality.Our personality forms the very crux of who we are as an individual.A powerful and well-rounded personality accelerates success and popularity in all walks of life. Personality development is defined as a process of developing and enhancing one's personality. It helps an individual to gain confidence and high self-est...

What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder And How To Deal With It Now
Narcissistic personality disorder is a personality disorder that is shown by having a grandiose state of mind in young adults. The number of people with this disorder is highly disputed with some theories stating that it can be as high as one percent of the population. However, most experts agree that this is not the case and the actual statistics are much lower. Narcissistic personality disorder is also disputed as the cause. There are two basic theories. One being that the disorder is caused by early trauma causing developmental disorders. Another theory is that it is learned behavior that h...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Prevalence and Comorbidity
What is the Difference between Healthy Narcissism and the Pathological Kind? In my book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited", I define pathological narcissism as: "(A) life-long pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance and ambition." Luckily for us, we are all narcissists to some degree. But healthy narcissism is adaptive, flexible, empathic, causes elation and joy (happiness), and help us to function. Pathological narcissism is mal...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Clinical Features
Clinical Features of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder Opinions vary as to whether the narcissistic traits evident in in infancy, childhood, and early adolescence are pathological. Anecdotal evidence suggests that childhood abuse and trauma inflicted by parents, authority figures, or even peers provoke "secondary narcissism" and, when unresolved, may lead to the full-fledged Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) later in life. This makes eminent sense as narcissism is a defense mechanism whose role is to deflect hurt and trauma from the victim's "True Self" into a "False Self" which i...

Diagnosing Personality Disorders
Personality traits are enduring, usually rigid patterns of behavior, thinking (cognition), and emoting expressed in a variety of circumstances and situations and throughout one's life (typically from early adolescence onward). Some personality traits are harmful to both oneself and to others. These are the dysfunctional traits. Often they cause discomfort and the person bearing these traits is unhappy and self-critical. This is called ego-dystony. At other times, even the most pernicious personality traits are happily endorsed and even flaunted by the patient. This is called "ego-syntony". T...

Psychoanalytic Social Personality
Discussion Questions      What makes the psychoanalytic-social perspective of personality unique?Personality is the stable and different styles of thought, emotional responses, and behavior that characterize adaptations of a person’s to the surrounding circumstances. Therefore, the concept of the psychoanalytic social perspective of personality has previously been used to explain comprehensively what causes people to behave differently while in the similar situations and explain the consistency of an individual in their response across some of the situati...

Common Features of Personality Disorders
Psychology is more an art form than a science. There is no "Theory of Everything" from which one can derive all mental health phenomena and make falsifiable predictions. Still, as far as personality disorders are concerned, it is easy to discern common features. Most personality disorders share a set of symptoms (as reported by the patient) and signs (as observed by the mental health practitioner). Patients suffering from personality disorders have these things in common: They are persistent, relentless, stubborn, and insistent (except those suffering from the Schizoid or the Avoidant Perso...

Personality Based Assessment Scenario
Personality Based Assessment            From the case scenario presented, the personality assessment instrument used is the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R). The standard use of the personality assessment is the use of a personality inventory in which it uses the big five personality traits. The instrument has 240 items in total for the assessment and focuses on the personality traits; Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. The test was designed for use with adult men and wome...

How to deal with behavioral changes?
People suffering from borderline personality disorder will have problems associated with moods, behaviors and relationships. They will suffer from issues such as addiction, anxiety and suicidal issues. There might be eating disorders as well.CausesThere are many factors which are associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. The combination of factors includes genetics, neurotransmitters, neurobiology and environmental factors. If a person is a victim of emotional, physical or sexual abuse, it will lead to BPD. If a child is neglected by one or both parents, it will lead to BPD.Childr...

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