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Self Esteem In Narcissists Is Puffed Up But Shaky

Like a grotesque mask reflected in a pool, narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled to special treatment. However they also tend to be thin skinned, reacting angrily when their unique gifts are challenged or ignored. This combination of […]

Psychopaths Experience Fear But Have Faulty Threat Detection

Psychopathic individuals can feel fear, but have trouble in the automatic detection of and responsivity to threat, researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen have found. For many decades, fear has been put forth as a hallmark feature of psychopathy, the impairments in which would lead to bold risk-taking behavior. Sylco Hoppenbrouwers (VU […]

Explainer: What Is Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on the belief behaviours have underlying drivers which may be unrecognised and unconscious. With this understanding it’s possible to think about the meaning and reasons behind that behaviour and enable the possibility of change. Although Freud’s psychology of the mind […]

Multiple Personality Disorder May Stem From Traumatic Experience

The theory that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness to fantasy, has gotten support by a new study from King’s College London. Multiple personality disorder, more recently known as dissociative identity disorder (DID), is thought to affect around […]