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Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.

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Comment on Gaslighting as a Manipulation Tactic: What It Is, Who Does It, And Why by Woman who knows

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:10:30 +0000

If it helps women to know, many women have been gaslighted through covert trauma based mind control methods. You are not the only one, it was never your fault, and you cannot remain in the same house as an ego abuser. Remember, we are survivors and we will not be the ones that stand by silently, but will step in on behalf of other woman who are tormented like this.

Comment on Kindness and Generosity are the Keys to Relationship Bliss by B

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:53:09 +0000

I think they are almost always wasted in relationships. You get one trying to take advantage of the other one. So, the kind one must always be on guard.... How is that good for them?

Comment on Shameless and Guiltless Thinking in Character Disturbance by Robert Fizek

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:16:14 +0000

I'm a non- expert, so this is all quite interesting. I must "confront" 'Not Moses' with a question: Do you really believe that your clients have no sense of being subjects or rather objects in your Therapeutic complex? I think even "Watson" was programmed with a more compassionate frame of mind.

Comment on More on the “Art” of Benign Confrontation by Robert Fizek

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:49:39 +0000

Dear Doctor, Would you be available for numerous sessions with our US Presidential Candidates? - and our media Oh and our legislative branches? Perhaps also the entirety of the legal professions, and of-course many -if not most-members of your profession. Please.

Comment on Living With a Passive-Aggressive Personality by Veronica

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:07:07 +0000

Can a person alternate between passive-aggressive and covert-aggressive behaviors?

Comment on Just How Strong is the Link between Anorexia and Suicide? by ano nervo

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:19:17 +0000

Seriously i can relate to you a lot. My little sis passed away last month because of extreme weight loss. Her anorexia could be fully diagnosed only 3 days before she died, while she was suffering from it from last 5 years. Reason for this being lack of awareness even in doctors and she herself being a doctor. We agreed to every food habbit she had thinking that it would be right because she has knowledge of medicine and nutrition. She had two "anorexic attacks" : one was six years ago, she lost a lot of weight, doctors misdiagnosed something in her gut and operated on her. She somehow became okay after that and lived good (not fully healthy and happy) for 4 years. The second attack came after she had completed her medical course. She couldnt bear the stress of working(thats what we thought) . But with time her anorexia became out her control and everybody else's. Her anorexia had found perfect strategies to hide itself from outside world. Even she herself would tell us that she wants to eat more and more and gain weight. But actually she was losing weight as the time rolled by. Finally it was diagnosed by a very good doctor, but sadly it was too late. And you are right that at first it was about being thin and models etc, but later it becomes cure for every painful situation in your life. Hope it helps somebody suffering form this deadly disease.

Comment on Shame, Guilt and Character Development by Susan Darnell

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:54:27 +0000

Hi, "Disturbing" isn't the word, I have people who "brag" about their crimes, and then some. Sociopaths are by default Narcissists, don't forget Freud was just the beginning. Neurosis doesn't even enter the picture. And rarely does a narcissist get a Dx, because they have a "mask," and lie to the therapist. They look upon themselves as victims, & maybe they are, but there simply is no legal excuse for their behavior.

Comment on Two Types of Narcissism and How to Tell the Difference by Rhonda

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:06:19 +0000

Trust me Sandra, as a woman who just ended a marriage to a covert (diagnosed) narcissist, there's nothing "fad" about it. While narcissism is definitely on a continuum, the unhealthy side of it disturbs and ruins what the people AROUND the narcissist are trying to accomplish with them, not realizing the emotional agenda of the narcissist doesn't allow for true intimacy or equality. I hope this makes sense!

Comment on Two Types of Narcissism and How to Tell the Difference by Rhonda

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:02:10 +0000

I was married to a vulnerable "covert" who truly did source for attention and compliments - such odd behavior to see in an adult - and thankfully his neuropsych evaluation confirmed all this along with his deep-seated narcissism. However, once the diagnosis came in, he became more overt in his behaviors towards me, his wife/target and in the end of our marriage was emotionally if not physically cheating and getting his "feed" elsewhere. I no longer catered to his every whim, developed more independence and challenged his childish behaviors. The fights that man would pick out of the air are just unbelievable - I now know they were to avoid any intimacy with me, as he was getting it all elsewhere. Thanks for this great article - education really is key in understanding what the hell happened in your life when involved with the nuclear fall out of narcissism.

Comment on Will Psychopaths Now Use the Bad Brain Excuse? by Patty

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:33:18 +0000

A rabid dog is no less dangerous because her/his behavior is explained by the fact that the dog has rabies. Understanding what rabies is causes us to destroy the rabid dog, for the dog's own sake as well as ours. So it is not a perfect analogy, for with the psychopath, we don't destroy them (usually) but we must control or end their capacity to inflict horrendous damage to others, EVEN IF we (someday) fully understand the causes. I like the label "Predatory Aggressive". Too much baggage attached to sociopath and psychopath.