Most of the emotional distress that clients suffer—indeed, much of the psychological dysfunction in the world in general—comes from substituting power for value.
This video is funny, disturbing and educational. The narrated voice is over-the-top hilarious but the covert narcissist signs are on point!
Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others. Kathy Jourdain sums it up beautifully: “It can be confusing when we are on… Read More ›
Lately, my husband has been asking me if I plan to continue my psychotherapy. So far, my responses have alternated between, “Yes. Though, I’m not sure if I need it. Or, “Sure, just as soon as I can make another appointment.”… Read More ›
When I feel strong emotions, I wonder why. Recently, I’ve started analyzing why complainers annoy me so much. I think there are several reasons, but let’s do a bit of level-setting first. According to a very in-depth Wikipedia article, “Empathy… Read More ›
It is well documented that Carl Jung suffered a prolonged nervous breakdown after his fracture with Sigmund Freud. This was especially painful for Jung since Freud had previously called Jung “his adopted eldest son, his crown prince and successor”. Psychoanalysis… Read More ›
Dr. Neel Burton of Psychology Today offers sage advice on dealing with insults and put-downs. It is a rare person who has not regretted over-reacting to an insult, not having a quick rebuttal to a put-down or simply being able to put negative words… Read More ›