Mental Health

What Is A Sociopathic Stare?

For many people, dealing with sociopaths and psychopaths is a distant thought. In many people’s minds, it’s something that they are unlikely to come into contact with within their day-to-day lives. So what is a sociopathic stare? It’s something you see in drama or crime series and movies, and that’s more or less where it

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Does PTSD Go Away?

As someone who has been diagnosed with PTSD, I have first hand experience with how absolutely debilitating it can be. It’s something that if you haven’t ever experienced it, it’s impossible to fully understand. But does PTSD go away ever? It’s estimated that at least 70% of people will experience a minimum of one traumatic event

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5 Rules to increase self love

First of all it is important to distinguish the real self-love and fake self-love that we mistake for real self-love sometimes. Real Self-love is genuine and full acceptance of self, you are fine the way you are, you don’t need to prove anything to anyone else or yourself – and because you’ve accepted yourself you

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41 Manipulation Tactics Used By Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sociopaths

One of the most damaging things in a person’s life may be an abusive or manipulative relationship. Many times we are blind to the manipulation tactics and narcissist control tactics that the people we love use against us. These Manipulation Tactics and narcissist control tactics work to erode, suppress, subjugate, and degrade the victim’s sense

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15 Characteristics of a Sociopath

The 15 characteristics of a sociopath listed outlined below, based on checklists developed by Cleckley and Hare, identify features commonly found in those who perpetrate psychological and physical abuse. Today I’d like to repost a list of the symptoms of psychopathy offered by two of the main experts on psychopathy, to whom I’ve often alluded

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Self Help For PTSD/CPTSD- Steps to Start Your Recovery

This Self Help For PTSD guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate symptoms of  post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress  disorder (CPTSD). If you’re feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal, or  need emotional support you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. This Self Help For PTSD guide aims

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Traits Of A Perfectionist

10 Personality Traits Of A Perfectionist There are quite a few personality traits that make a person exhibit perfectionistic behaviors. Here are 10 of the common traits of a perfectionist. You are extremely competitive about almost everything. You feel secretly judgmental of people who fall short of perfection. You imagine others admire and value you

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Why Is Motivation Important?

Without motivation in life, it’s hard to strive for success and achieve true happiness.  As psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, explains in his book Happier, happiness is the ‘highest on the hierarchy of goals, the end toward which all other ends lead…’. Without motivation, you can’t achieve anything. There are no goal posts to aim for and no

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15 Signs That Your Boundaries Need Work

Boundaries, to my mind, are one of the cornerstone psychological habits that we all have to learn.  Good boundaries protect us, protect others, and good boundaries help us experience safety, well-being, happiness, and fulfillment in life. And, good boundaries are especially critical to focus on learning and improving if you come from a relational trauma background. But how do you

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Am I Codependent? How can I tell?

In the course of our personal growth journeys, as we begin to learn more about ourselves, our patterns, and the way our lives were impacted by our early childhood experiences, we may, at some point, confront the question: “Am I codependent?” If you’ve ever asked this question, if you’re curious or concerned that this may

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