Mother-son enmeshment checklist

A close bond between a parent and child is normal and healthy. But there is such a thing as too much closeness, even in the context of a parent-child relationship. Enmeshed or overly close relationships are common in families and lead to a blurring of boundaries between the family members. A child who is enmeshed …

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Mother-daughter enmeshment checklist

Enmeshment occurs in a relationship, when two people are too close to each other for it to be a healthy dynamic. It can happen in any relationship, but it is common in the parent-child dynamic. When two people are in an enmeshed relationship, their boundaries become blurred or non-existent. It’s like the two people are …

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Social anhedonia test: 13 Items

Social anhedonia is a reduced ability or an inability to derive pleasure, happiness, and joy from social interactions. It’s a type of anhedonia, a broader term that implies a failure to derive pleasure from something that is usually pleasurable and enjoyable. Being a social species, humans naturally experience a sense of pleasure and joy when …

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High-functioning APD test

Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is characterized by avoidant social behaviors. Someone with APD avoids social situations and feels inadequate, anxious, and shy. They’re hypervigilant to social threats and fear rejection, criticism, and shame. A disorder is characterized by dysfunction and distress. In some disordered individuals, however, there’s distress, but there’s no dysfunction. They can even …

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Scopophobia test

Scopophobia, also called scoptophobia or ophthalmophobia, is an excessive and irrational fear of being seen or stared at. It is derived from the Greek skopia, meaning ‘observation’ and phobos, meaning ‘fear’. Scopophobia is a specific phobia of a specific social situation that may or may not be a part of social anxiety or social phobia. …

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Relationship trauma test (15 Items)

Relationship trauma, also called Post-traumatic Relationship Syndrome (PTRS), is when your past relationship affects your current mental health negatively. It can occur due to abuse or betrayal. Although relationship trauma can occur in any relationship, it’s commonly talked about in the context of intimate relationships. The symptoms of relationship trauma occur after the end of …

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Trauma bonding test (20 Items)

Trauma bonding happens when there’s a cycle of abuse going on in a relationship. Sometimes the other person is abusive towards you, and at other times, they’re good to you. This creates an intermittent reinforcement pattern that hooks you to the relationship. You know there’s something wrong with the relationship, but you can’t leave because …

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Narcissist checklist: 15 Red flags

Narcissism, like many other personality traits, exists on a spectrum. Most people have a mix of narcissistic and empathic traits. In some people, however, their narcissistic side overshadows their empathic side. We call these people narcissists. If their narcissistic tendencies are so pervasive and severe that they negatively impact their lives, they’re likely to suffer …

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Lost inner child test (10 Items)

Having lost your inner child means being disconnected from your childlike qualities, such as: Why do people lose touch with their inner child? Childhood trauma is a big reason. When children aren’t loved and cared for in the way they expect, they suppress their authentic desires and feelings. They’re given the message that they aren’t …

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5 Love languages quiz (Modified version)

When I first heard about love languages I was very intrigued. It made so much intuitive sense– this concept that people have different ways of showing and receiving love. “Love language” has now become a household term. While people describe any random thing as their love language these days, the original book on the topic …

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