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addictive personalities
May 16, 2000
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Christie
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I don't understand the concept of addictive personalities. I thought addiction has to do with workings within the body. So I'm confused about what
"personality" has to do with it.

May 16, 2000
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I don't know the definition as far as personailities but I think I are one...give me something I like and I can be addicted to it...like this website, reading, beer, work or enabling my children. Smoking too.
Some of us...no matter what it is can turn it into an addiction. positive or not.

Ever see those people who seem to just "decide" to quit doing something and then just quit. No problem. Not me.

Not only do I addict I obsess. Oh well. I am still a super person trying to get a hold of this whole "deal"

May 17, 2000
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An addictive personality has differnet definitions depending on which personality theorist you ask.

As far as the simplest definition, we become addicted to something because it satisfies a compulsion witin us. That compulsion, be it enabling, drinking, smoking, stems from some internal lack that we feel. Sometimes it can be on a big scale like an existential dilemma, where we efeel ineffectual in our lives and seek to escape (drugs, alcohol, exercise). Sometimes it can be on a small scale like being unhappy with your relationships (parents, lover, friends, yourself).

The way to address the addiciton is to root through your psyche and find where the feeling of lack flows from. Even lack of love as a child from distant or busy parents can make us addictive.

The physiological aspect comes from the idea that experiences throughout development, even within the womb itself, can change the structure of our brain formation. Bigger here, smaller there, more folds here, less there.

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