Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Exploring the pervasive, and unperceived, patterns that govern our lives
Katie Gilbert, Seth Meyers Psy.D.
The late singer was reduced, by end of her life, to a drug-addicted caricature. The new film exposes how it is the hidden, behind-closed-doors factors which are the real killer.
Those who have close relationships with narcissists wonder why the narcissist fights so dirty, and why they get triggered when the other person is happy or succeeds. Here's why.
Parents can use the information from a new study by talking to their kids about social media use in a specific, focused way that encourages insight and reflection in the child.
As frustrating and confusing as severe narcissists can be in work or personal relationships, there are two visual techniques you can use that help. Try both with your narcissist.
A new film showcases a character that is perfectly consistently with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Having children changes everything, including the adult friendships you had before and the new ones you make. Some experiences can be especially surprising.
The death of a popular TV character created a media frenzy. What does this say about our most basic human needs?
Why do so many people give unsolicited advice? Don't they know most of it goes unheeded? Moreover, do they do it for themselves or for the person they are supposedly helping?
The once-a-week rule could save many new relationships from burning out too soon.
Parents pranking young children begs the following question: When does it become abusive or exploitative?
Parents can play an instrumental role in trying to reduce the risks of sexual assault with their children if they routinely discuss the issue and remind them how it happens.
The smartest, most mindful thing you can do when planning a vacation is to ask yourself one basic question: What do I need emotionally and physically at this point in time?
Overprotective parents say they have their child's best interests in mind. Is it true?
One of the best things you can do for your relationship is to ask your partner if he or she ever feels claustrophobic in the relationship.
If a woman you are with romantically or sexually tells you that she has been raped, don't treat her like a lab specimen or museum exhibit.
If you meet someone you feel extremely sexually attracted to, you must ask yourself a few basic questions - or else.
When my son recently falsely accused me of "child abuse," I researched the issue and found very little support online. Here, I offer guidance that can hopefully help other parents.
Literature on narcissism and the public's understanding of it focuses on superiority, or the narcissist's pursuit of it. The actual root of the personality is something else.
One cognitive technique takes only a minute or two to do, and it can reroute your mood and thinking instantly. Why stay stuck in a bad mood or fixated on something negative?
Many couples deal with dying passion and a loss of sexual attraction. But couples can feel attracted to each other again if they are willing to do the work.
Some common prejudices in dating are obvious and others are hard to spot. Here are the most common prejudices that exist in the dating world.
Yes, the wives or girlfriends of pedophiles have instincts, and those instincts will often tell them that something is wrong. But blaming these women is unfair and wrong.
When people think of Martha's Vineyard, they may think of celebrities and presidents who vacation there. The reality: the island suffers from a heroin problem, among others.
Some narcissists are sadistic, getting gratification from punishing or hurting others. Few people are more dangerous, especially if they are in positions of power.
Everyone gets self-destructive in one way or another, and people do it to varying degrees. Some ways are obvious, while others are more hidden.
A bad boss is bad due to one of two problems: personality issues or incompetence. Sadly, it's the ones with personality issues that cause employees the greatest distress.
Individuals we call "control freaks" live by a set of principles and expectations that cause resentments in those close to them. Sadly, they will rarely admit when they are wrong.
Nancy Reagan was a complicated personality no more worthy of being lionized upon her death than any of us. What do estrangements from her children indicate?
By saying or shouting "F*ck you" at a parent, a child is violating a sacred law about respecting roles within the family system.
Relationships don't end for mysterious reasons. If you learn to watch for the signs, you can see it ending clearly.
Katie Gilbert is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for Institutional Investor.
Seth Meyers, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist with the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.