Personality disorder

13 Signs of a Toxic Personality

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever noticed that some people tend to attract drama? It’s pretty eventful to be around them, but it can also have long-lasting adverse effects.  Toxic personalities feature habits and behaviours that add negativity to the lives of others. Usually, people...

Personality disorder

5 Long-Term Effects of Manipulation

Hey Optimist Minds! Are you or someone you know a survivor of manipulation and emotional abuse? Were you ever in close relation with someone who tried to control you using your negative feelings?  Maybe this person made you feel guilty for everything that upset them....

Personality disorder

5 Ways Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms Manifest

Hey Optimist Minds! Individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD tend to be difficult, arrogant, and antagonistic. Their narcissistic behaviours negatively impact the mental health of most people involved with them.  However, since most people with NPD are pretty charming and charismatic, it can be...

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7 Ways to Disarm a Narcissist

Hey Optimist Minds! Are you struggling with a narcissist in your life? It could be someone in your family, in school, or at work.  Narcissists are highly obnoxious people with a tendency to be entitled, self-absorbed, and exploitative. Their lack of insight prevents them from...

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5 Types of Narcissistic Abuse

Hey Optimist Minds! If you’ve been on the receiving end of narcissistic abuse, you may have felt like your real identity has gone missing. This severe impact makes sense since this abuse is centred around making the survivor question their abilities, worth, and reality. The...

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Constant thoughts of suicide and loneliness (What does it mean)

If you have been experiencing intrusive thoughts related to suicide or overwhelming thoughts of loneliness, it could be possible that you are experiencing symptoms of depression.  It is advisable that you seek out professional health to help you cope with these feelings of loneliness and...

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5 Signs Your In-Laws are Narcissistic

Hey Optimist Minds! If your relationship with your partner is getting serious, you may have decided to meet each other’s families. It could go pretty smoothly with everyone getting along well. But it could also turn out to be challenging. Perhaps they’re a little distant...

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5 Signs Your Boss is Narcissistic

Hey Optimist Minds! In the professional world, equally prioritising performance and employee satisfaction can lead to long-term growth. A good boss is someone who can manage both these things successfully. Unfortunately, the world is full of people in positions of authority who focus more on...

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5 Signs You Raised a Narcissist

Hey Optimist Minds! There’s a lot of information online about narcissistic parents but not so much about narcissistic children.  When we say children, we don’t mean kids and teenagers; their narcissism is just a developmental stage they’ll outgrow. We’re talking about adults who have finished...

Anxiety

5 Ways Anxiety is Interfering with Your Daily Life

Hey Optimist Minds! Does it ever feel like your anxiety is getting in your way? Do you wish you didn’t overthink so much so you could enjoy your life better? Anxiety has a way of overpowering your mind and body, making it extremely difficult for...

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5 Signs of a Narcissistic Sibling

Hey Optimist Minds! Do you have a difficult relationship with one of your siblings? Is it so bad that you’re considering distancing yourself from your entire family? It’s possible that the reason they treat you so disrespectfully is that they’re a narcissist. While growing up,...

Depression

My mom is making me depressed (Help!)

Moms are a big part of growing up, any caregiver or parent figure are. The way they connected with us as children can affect us either positively or negatively.  If you believe that your mom is part of why you are struggling with depression today,...