Sociopathy and psychopathy are very similar and are therefore often confused. In general, there are different clinical opinions on the classification of these personality disorders, here are some of the most common traits.
Classical dialogues can often get heated and build up in various relationships, i.e. they often lead to even stronger disputes when there are already conscious or unconscious conflicts. So called "monologue-dialogues", however, are a form of communication that is not aimed at an immediate exchange per se; it is about learning about mutual unawareness, about recognizing that we are not always on the same wavelength.
A toxic relationship can have detrimental effects on your self-worth and potentially cause serious long-lasting consequences. Two people find each other in a supposedly inconspicuous way and enter into such a relationship unconsciously. The person concerned doesn't trust their gut feeling and doesn't listen to their intuition either. Similar to when meeting a narcissist, a subconscious sense of familiarity from previous relationships or childhood is often experienced, which is how they are "tricked" into it.
Personality disorders such as the emotionally unstable personality disorder (also known as borderline personality disorder), antisocial personality disorder (formerly known as sociopathy), psychopathy and the histrionic personality can appear similar to narcissism from afar and are often referred to interchangeably. But now we want to find out in this series what exactly characterizes and distinguishes these other personality disorders.
After a relationship with a narcissist, whether it was a friendship or of a romantic nature, many people are still strongly influenced by the experience, even after a long time. Here you will find some helpful tips on how you can find your self-esteem and confidence again and let go of what you have gone through.
Narcissists like to devise various tactics to lull, manipulate or win back their chosen “victim”...
Although it is often seen as a gift when people think a lot more and feel things more intensely, this can often bring a completely new set of challenges into relationships. Some people would claim that they also think a lot and also feel more deeply than others, which is sometimes not easy to assess from the outside. That is why we are now looking at often exhibited personality traits of these people and maybe you will recognize yourself or someone else in them and will be able to either better understand yourself or someone close to you...
Narcissists are their own biggest fans and literally bathe in self-praise, perceiving themselves as the inviolable center of the world. You often find such people in positions of power, which of course does not make dealing and communicating with them any easier for others around them. Here are some tips for dealing with and communicating with a narcissist.
Most people think they can spot a narcissist quickly; however, the loudest and most intrusive person in the room is usually not your typical narcissist. They often prefer to stay covered in a crowd at the beginning and exude an inconspicuous charm, but often appear very self-confident. Sometimes we notice certain typical behavior patterns of a narcissist much too late.
Many people are currently struggling to set themselves apart from other people, especially during this pandemic, when we live much closer and more prolonged with the people in our household. Where we otherwise have some catalysts and variety in our everyday life, be it at work, in our own circle of friends or at our own appointments to balance it out, we have rarely been together with our dearest ones as continuously and intensely as we are now.