Personality Disorder

What is the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder?

What is the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders sometimes have overlapping symptoms, as many disorders involve some degree of instability in mood and/or coping mechanisms, impulsivity, motivation and energy, and more. In fact, many people with personality disorders have trouble keeping and maintaining social relationships, as their perceptions of themselves and others may be skewed or unstable at times. If you’ve […]

Mood Swings Matter

Mood Swings Matter

Everyone has a baseline for their emotional experiences. We are all prone to the occasional episode of being extremely upset or sad, as well as the occasional episode of being extremely happy and elated. Venturing off into the highest and lowest areas of our emotional range from our baseline is perfectly normal on occasion. People […]

Risk-Taking Isn’t Always A Problem

Risk-Taking Isn’t Always A Problem

Whether we are brand new to the idea of recovery or seasoned veterans of the recovery lifestyle, our attachment to the idea of risk-taking may still be influenced by a small bit of fear. Trauma can take many forms in our lives, some of which cause us to take risks which put our lives, our […]

How Can I Determine My Attachment Pattern?

How Can I Determine My Attachment Pattern?

If you come to realize you have a problematic attachment pattern, you are either suspicious of a traumatic event in your childhood or fully aware of one that took place. At any given point in time of our lives, we are impacted by all of our life events, good, bad, or in between. We are […]

What Are The Kinds Of Attachment Patterns?

What Are The Kinds Of Attachment Patterns?

In our previous Question & Answer, we examined attachment patterns, how they are formed, what kinds of attachment patterns we can develop, and why understanding our attachment patterns matters. We learned that attachment patterns are often rooted in trauma and can shape our entire lives without our realizing it. Trauma in early childhood can be […]

What Are The Signs Of A High Functioning Personality Disorder?

What Are The Signs Of A High Functioning Personality Disorder?

In our previous Q&A, we discussed the possibility of a high functioning personality disorder and how, even though you are fully functioning in the responsibilities of your life, the underlying trauma which likely contributed to your personality disorder developing, needs to be addressed. Even with the most successful, thriving life, there is still an undercurrent […]

Are You Living With A Personality Disorder?

Are You Living With A Personality Disorder?

Trauma manifests in our lives through many complicated ways. As an attempt to cope with the complicated reality of trauma, our brains become more complicated. No two people will experience the exact same trauma in the exact same way or develop the exact same manifestations of trauma in the exact same way. While some people […]