Abusive men are often at their most dangerous when they fear losing control – at the point of separation. Please do not tell him about any action you may be about to take or are thinking of taking.
A good place to start talking things through is with the National Domestic Violence helpline (0808 2000 247), which is run in partnership by Women’s Aid (womensaid.org.uk) and Refuge (refuge.org.uk). They can talk you through what protection is available to you, both practical and emotional, and there is plenty of information on the websites. The organisations may put you in touch with a local refuge or support group and may also give you practical advice about keeping vital documents safe and out of the home.
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Freud, Jung, Adler and other famous theorists’ names are commonly mentioned, but many people do not know the basis of their important research. Theorists have grappled with understanding factors that may impact personality. Many theorists have dedicated their lives to helping people deal with complex personality-based issues
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Personality characteristics have been associated with cocaine use. However, little is known about the mechanisms through which personality could impact drug use. The present study investigated the cross-sectional and prospective relationships between personality dimensions (i.e., impulsivity, neuroticism) and problematic cocaine use. Reactivity to a pharmacological stressor as a potential mediator of the relationship between neuroticism and future cocaine use was also examined.
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COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF SERIAL KILLERS
What does serial killers profiles have in common? Take a look at the following: Resentment from society, bipolar disorder or disorganized thinking, sexually frustrated, inability to become socially accepted or sociable, daydreaming, wild imagination, over bearing parent and masturbation compulsive isolation.
Serial killer can be compare to a child who has wild imagination and lives in a fantasy; they don’t have the opportunity or ability to develop like a normal person. They make their fancy as their reality, they never learned of intimacy and the live without conscience. They think as they were the most powerful and dominant, in which they don’t possess charm, remorse and they suffer from lack of insight.
To understand serial killers, you need to look into their childhood experience and assess. If you start looking in their upbringing you will surely know what kind of experience that triggers them to kill. Every persons whether killer or not, will act depending on how their life was stems from childhood. History, experiences affect your daily lives. There are some who seek medical advice once they realize that needed one, while there are some who cannot accept and face this which results to abuse to other people or even themselves.
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1. Hyperactivity or Attention Deficit Disorder: The key element of this is the hyperactivity impulsivity, inattention persistent pattern which can be severe or frequent compared to observe in typical individuals in the same development level. This can be seen in social situation, occupation and academic. For serial killers case, the attention deficit is the mainly prominent. There is evidence which correlates cognitive and behavioral disjunction in adults who was diagnoses to have ADD. They were commonly recommended to professionals like psychiatrists specialized in rage and psychopath.
2. Intermittent Explosive Disorder: People who suffer from these experiences aggressive and strong impulses which they cannot resist instead they act upon to it. This results to property destruction and assaults. This is very rare which can appear at the age of 20’s.
3. Conduct Disorder: A problem which consists of persistent and repetitive behavioral pattern which involves contravention of social age of major appropriate norms and peoples basic rights.
4. Psychopath/Sociopath or all known as Antisocial Personality Disorder: There are two main characteristics, manipulation and deceit.
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Basically, the main difference between neurotic and psychotic is how they affect mental health. For instance, almost anyone can display neurotic behavior and is linked to a developed personality On the other hand, someone showcasing psychotic behavior is doing so because of other influences (drug use, medication, etc). In some cases, a traumatic situation can lead to psychotic episodes. The best judge in distinguishing between neurotic and psychotic behavior is a psychiatrist or psychologist. Through their evaluation, they can suggest treatments and medications to make the person suffering feel better.
To put this simply, day to day functions are not affected when someone is suffering from a neurotic condition symptoms associated with depression, anxiety and stress are will be present. On the other hand, psychotic behavior can be triggered by external factors like drug use or medication.
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P – Psychoticism/Socialisation: Psychoticism is associated not only with the liability to have a psychotic episode (or break with reality), but also with aggression. Psychotic behavior is rooted in the characteristics of toughmindedness, non-conformity, inconsideration, recklessness, hostility, anger and impulsiveness. The physiological basis suggested by Eysenck for psychoticism is testosterone, with higher levels of psychoticism associated with higher levels of testosterone.
The following table describes the traits that are associated with the three dimensions in Eysenck’s model of personality:
L – Lie/Social Desirability: Although the first 3 scales were predicted upon a biologically based theory of personality, the fourth scale has not been theoretically specified to the same extent, but it was considered to be conceptually strong to the extent that it would demonstrate the same degree of measurement similarity across cultures.
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N – Neuroticism/Stability: Neuroticism or emotionality is characterized by high levels of negative affect such as depression and anxiety. Neuroticism, according to Eysenck’s theory, is based on activation thresholds in the sympathetic nervous system or visceral brain. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for the fight-or-flight response in the face of danger. Activation can be measured by heart rate, blood pressure, cold hands, sweating and muscular tension (especially in the forehead). Neurotic people — who have low activation thresholds, and unable to inhibit or control their emotional reactions, experience negative affect (fight-or-flight) in the face of very minor stressors — are easily nervous or upset. Emotionally stable people — who have high activation thresholds and good emotional control, experience negative affect only in the face of very major stressors — are calm and collected under pressure.
The two dimensions or axes, extraversion-introversion and emotional stability-instability, define four quadrants. These are made up of:
- Stable extraverts (sanguine qualities such as outgoing, talkative, responsive, easygoing, lively, carefree, leadership)
- Unstable extraverts (choleric qualities such as touchy, restless, excitable, changeable, impulsive, irresponsible)
- Stable introverts (phlegmatic qualities such as calm, even-tempered, reliable, controlled, peaceful, thoughtful, careful, passive)
- Unstable introverts (melancholic qualities such as quiet, reserved, pessimistic, sober, rigid, anxious, moody)
Further research demonstrated the need for a third category of temperament:
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Adorno et al. (1950) proposed that prejudice is the results of an individual’s personality type. They piloted and developed a questionnaire, which they called the F-scale (F for fascism).
Adorno argued that deep-seated personality traits predisposed some individuals to be highly sensitive to totalitarian and antidemocratic ideas and therefore were prone to be highly prejudicial.
The evidence they gave to support this conclusion included:
• Case studies, e.g., Nazis
• Psychometric testing (use of the F-scale)
• Clinical interviews revealed situational aspects of their childhood, such as the fact that they had been brought up by very strict parents or guardians, which were found of participants who scored highly on the F-scale not always found in the backgrounds of low scorers.
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Personality involves several factors:
– Instinctual drives – food, sex, aggression
– Unconscious processes
– Early childhood influences (re: psychosexual stages) – especially the parents
Personality development depends on the interplay of instinct and environment during the first five years of life. Parental behavior is crucial to normal and abnormal development. Personality and mental health problems in adulthood can usually be traced back to the first five years.
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