Is an Abusive Personality Genetic?

Is an Abusive Personality Genetic? There are many articles written on the subject of abusive personalities, most of which explore the possibility that the trait of abuse may be a genetic one. Just like a predisposition to addiction, this theory hinges on certain traits being passed from parent to offspring and is not based on environmental factors. Most of these …

Tolerating Abusive Behavior and the Role of Self-Esteem

Tolerating Abusive Behavior and the Role of Self-Esteem Low self-esteem is a serious issue for those in abusive relationships. Abuse reinforces low self-esteem and hampers your ability to build and maintain healthy relationships. Chances are that not believing in yourself, or not valuing yourself enough, has something to do with how you can end up in an abusive relationship in …

Building Up a Low Self-Esteem Can Ward Off Addiction

Building Up a Low Self-Esteem Can Ward Off Addiction Addiction is a beast to battle, and requires a lifetime in recovery. The best, and probably easiest, way to beat addiction is to avoid getting mixed up with it in the first place. By building up your low self-esteem, you can in turn build your self-confidence and self-worth, helping you feel …

Hyper-sexuality and Shame

Hyper-sexuality and Shame What does it mean to be hypersexual? Being hypersexual involves any or all of the following: Having recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, urges, and sexual behavior. These activities often consume an excessive amount of an individual’s time, both in planning for and engaging in them. Repetitively engaging in such sexual fantasies, urges and behavior, particularly in response …