Persistently irresponsible, they are impulsive violators of what are considered social norms. They disregard the feelings of others, while feeling no guilt or remorse for actions they have done (Cavadino, 1998). Because psychopathy and sociopathy are often confused, it is important to differentiate between the two types of personality disorders. What makes a sociopath separate from the psychopath is “sociopathy is not a formal psychiatric condition. It refers to patterns of attitudes that are considered to be antisocial and criminal by society at large, but are seen as normal or necessary by the subculture or social environment in which they developed” (Babiak & Hare, 2007, p. 26).
In this case, your subconscious mind doesn’t want you to remember what happened because it may negatively affect your mood. However, these memories don't just disappear; they continue to influence our behavior. For example, a person who has repressed memories of abuse suffered as a child may later have difficulty forming relationships.
Usually the individual experiencing the phobic behavior is aware of their behavior but can still do nothing to calm themselves in social situations. The DSM IV symptom criteria for Social Phobia is A persistent fear of performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or situations, fearing that they will act in a humiliating or embarrassing way. Any exposure to a feared social situation causes anxiety which usually comes in the form of a panic attack. The individual then avoids these social situations or endures them with large amounts of distress. These behaviors interfere with the individuals normal routine, job or academic functioning or relationships with others (Abnormal Psychology an integrative approach, 151).
The person’s patterns of thinking and behaviour differ from the expectations in society and they interfere with the persons normal functioning. Examples of this are paranoid personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Anxiety disorders – People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. This can be mild or severe. The person may suffer with responses that are un appropriate in certain situations as well as the usual signs (rapid heartbeat, sweating and nervousness.
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is a severe mental disorder that cause the patient to experience severe dissociation from the environment and others around them. Dissociation is kind of like daydreaming, which most of us have experienced. People with DID experience a “lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity”, according to WebMD, a reputable site that provides health information (Costello). Many doctors and psychiatrists believe that DID starts because of a traumatic experience and victims of this disorder dissociate themselves from certain situations to alleviate pain and anxiety that the situation may cause. Although many doctors believe this, there is no proven cause of Dissociative
Their speech, while coherent, is marked by a focus on trivial detail. Thought processes of schizotypal include magical thinking, suspiciousness, and illusions. These thought patterns are believed to be the schizotypal unconscious way of coping with social anxiety. To some extent, these behaviors stem from being socially isolated and having a distorted view of appropriate interpersonal relations. 7.
They may use others for their own gain. Some act with arrogance and show strong contempt to others. They lack confidence in themselves and often have doubts of their self-worth and cannot accept themselves. They view themselves as failures and frequently blame others for their shortcomings and do not take responsibility for their actions. There is a close relationship to such problems as violence, alcoholism, eating disorders, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school dropout, suicide and low academic achievement.
Sweetheart, you are not weak; you are afraid. Afraid of what others might say or think about you; or worse, what you'll think of yourself. Weakness is simply the lack of strength physically. You are not weak if you break down and cry when you're frustrated or sad. You are not weak if you are afraid.
Compared to coaching and mentoring, psychotherapy deals with more medical situations or cases. In general, psychotherapy helps people with mental health problems, usually their past experiences to determine the reason they developed this kind of illness and help them overcome their weaknesses and problems. It guides its clients to take control of their life properly and cope with their problems in more appropriate ways. Coaching however, is not like a therapy. It is done in more professional manner and it focuses more on the present and future.
These may pose a serious to their life (Gordon &Sothern, 2003, p. 114). Anger is also known to limit one’s social relationships. An angry person tends to be either withdrawn or extremely aggressive thus making them be avoided by many people. This tends to make them lonely and bitter. The little good that may result from anger can never measure up to the harm that anger causes.