Walking away from an avoidant (DA & FA)

Our attachment styles are shaped in early childhood and are typically reinforced throughout life. Our attachment styles shape how we attach or connect to others. They shape how we interact in our closest relationships, especially romantic relationships. There are two main types of attachment styles: Secure and Insecure. A securely attached person tends to form …

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Avoidant attachment triggers to be aware of

Attachment styles are shaped in early childhood and get reinforced throughout life. Children can develop a secure or insecure attachment style based on their interaction with primary caregivers. A child with a secure attachment style grows up to be an adult who feels secure in relationships. They have quality relationships with others. A child with …

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Fearful-avoidant vs dismissive-avoidant

The core principle of attachment theory is that how we interact with our primary caregivers in early childhood affects our adult relationships. In other words, our attachment style sets the ground rules for how we connect with other people.1 Based on the interactions with her primary caregivers, a child can develop either a secure or …

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Street smart vs. book smart: 12 Differences

Smartness or intelligence can be defined in several ways. I won’t bore you with all the definitions. No matter how you slice and dice it, smartness boils down to problem-solving. You’re smart in my book if you’re good at solving problems, especially complex ones. What determines how well we’re able to solve a problem? One …

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Why do I have commitment issues? 11 Reasons

People with commitment issues find it hard to commit to something long-term. When we hear the term ‘commitment issues’, we often hear it in the context of romantic relationships. But people can also experience commitment issues in their jobs, business ventures, careers, goals, and friends. This article will discuss the common causes of commitment issues, …

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14 Characteristics of cult leaders

The word ‘cult’ comes from Latin cultus, meaning care; cultivation; culture; worship. A cult has a culture of its own. Cults have a cult leader, usually a male, and cult followers. A cult leader and his followers are bound together by shared beliefs, practices, and rituals that are considered deviant by the mainstream belief systems …

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Ignoring someone with Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is characterized by a pattern of hyper-emotional and dramatic behaviors aimed at getting attention. People with HPD or histrionics love drama and being the center of everyone’s attention. The word ‘histrionic’ is derived from Latin ‘histrio’, meaning ‘actor’. Histrionics like attention so much that they’re likely to become actors and performers. …

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The psychology of changing your name

A person’s name and face are their most distinguishing features. Name more so than face. Even identical twins who look the same are given different names to let the world know they’re separate people.  Our names are attached to our identities. They’re a big part of who we are. Unfortunately, people don’t have any control …

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8 Major signs you have no personality

What does it even mean to have no personality?How can a person have no personality? Personality is the sum total of your genetics and life experiences. It includes everything about you- from your looks to your values. Thus, everyone has a personality. There isn’t a single person on earth you can say nothing about. If …

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