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What Is the Lost Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs You Could Be One

By |2018-10-29T22:27:28+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are many roles of a dysfunctional family. One of the hardest parts to play is the role of the lost child. Is this you? I lived in a dysfunctional environment growing up. My family was most definitely dysfunctional and operated on a strange level. Although I wasn’t the lost child, my brother was. I [...]

How to Use the Golden Rule in Your Relationships and Social Interactions

By |2018-10-09T22:55:12+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

The golden rule is to treat other people as you yourself would like to be treated. It seems like that would be a fairly simple rule to follow, don’t you think? We teach the golden rule to children who have just started school – it should be easy for an adult to follow it. Apparently [...]

How to Spot Personality Disorders in Children and What to Do to Help Them

By |2018-09-27T19:38:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Personality disorders in children are becoming a topic of discussion among the mental health community. Personality disorders are defined as patterns of inner experience and behavior that differ from the expectations of a person's culture. Reactions and behaviors are inflexible to this person, and they may not see other methods to behave or react in [...]

5 Cultural Differences between East and West in Thinking and Perception

By |2018-09-12T22:14:48+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Now more of us travelling abroad, it’s fascinating to discover what cultural differences there are, particularly between East and West. From education, the workplace, to relationships and families, in many of these examples the cultural differences are pretty wide-ranging. Most of the cultural differences centre around two concepts: Individualism – favours the individual as an [...]

6 Ways Adult Children of Alcoholics Struggle Later in Life

By |2018-09-17T14:52:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adult children of alcoholics suffer far beyond those traumatic years of watching their parents destroy themselves. There are damages left behind. Statistics are startling. The truth is, over 6 million children grow up with one or both parents stricken by alcoholism. In 1970, ALCOA (adult children of alcoholics) was formed, which helped people cope with [...]

Golden Child in a Narcissistic Family and What Lies behind a Perfect Image

By |2018-09-17T14:52:46+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

At first sight, a golden child may look like the perfect child who is likely to have a successful life. But are things really that perfect? Before we talk about the phenomenon of a golden child, let’s mention that every parent has dreams for their child. Parents plan for the best education for their kids, [...]

8 Toxic Personal Beliefs That Are Holding You Back in Life

By |2018-09-17T14:58:34+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Great experiences do not happen to those who mentally trap themselves through their personal beliefs or the beliefs of others. Each path through life is different, so there are many ways to achieve your goals and dreams. When we put stipulations and boundaries upon ourselves, we lead dull lives with little meaning. There are many [...]

6 Dysfunctional Family Roles People Take without Even Knowing

By |2018-09-05T23:21:56+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I grew up in a dysfunctional family, but I never realised that I, along with my siblings, had taken on dysfunctional family roles. There are many kinds of dysfunctional families. Parents can be addicted to drugs or alcohol, or they can suffer from a personality disorder such as narcissism or OCD. The problem with growing [...]