Defence mechanism

(Unconscious) Defence Mechanisms

Our brains work in amazing and sometimes seemingly mysterious ways. We’ve all heard terms such as they’re just “being defensive”, “in denial”, or “trying to rationalise their behaviour”. And many of us have caught ourselves behaving or responding in ways that may seem strange or uncharacteristic on reflection. But why do we turn to these …

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omnipotence, grandiosity and narcissism

Omnipotence, Grandiosity and Narcissism

What is omnipotence and grandiosity? How do they emerge? How do they manifest in Narcissistic Personality Disorder? This article dives into some of the core characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder and how omnipotence, grandiosity and narcissism manifest in people with NPD. Grandiosity Grandiosity describes the quality of being impressive in appearance — usually referring to …

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder  Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is a type of dramatic/emotional personality disorder characterised by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behaviours, often presenting by early adulthood.  Individuals with HPD may come across as overly dramatic, erratic, and emotional, often with attention-seeking tendencies. HPD affects approximately 2-3% of the population and shares some …

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Dependent Personality Disorder - Perth Psychology Clinic

Dependent Personality Disorder

COPE Centre Can Help You With Dependent Personality Disorder What is Dependent Personality Disorder? People with Dependent Personality Disorder have excessive dependent needs towards others. They find it difficult to leave “exploitative” or “abusive” relationships. They have been called “self-defeating” or “masochistic”. People with dependent personality disorders define themselves in the context of their relationships …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

COPE Centre can help you with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality disorder? It is one of the most common personality disorders in the community. It is characterised by a constant preoccupation with details, scheduling, organization and/or rules. A focus on perfectionist goals and ‘productivity’ highly influences the enjoyment of everyday life and one’s …

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder  Narcissistic individuals try to keep their self-esteem by getting affirmation from others. They are people who have disproportionated sense of self-concern, and very sensitive to criticism. Our contemporary societies are reinforcing our narcissistic concerns. Social media and mass communication affect our sense of ourselves and expand our own insecurities, it is the …

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