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What Personality Traits Should I Look For In A Caregiver
Caring and giving.: It's not trite to say that the very nature of a caregiver is in the definition of the word itself. Other qualities such as patience, persistence, good insight and judgement are more than desireable, they are necessary. Being a true caregiver can be very draining emotionally and physically so i would add healthy and even tempered to the list. If some of those aren't there you can learn them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can personality traits run in families? Alot of women in my family(including me) cheat on their husbands
Not Inherited: I would not say that such behavior patterns are inherited. People learn about the nature of relationships from what they see in their family which can explain your observation. This is the type of question which can be helpful to discuss in psychotherapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 30-60% of people: Multiple studies have shown that many personality traits are more inherited than acquired, showing a 30-60% range in the influence of inheritance. Most studies seem to show over 50% is based on genetics, and the rest on environment. That is not to say that family does not have substantial influence on personality development - studies say they can mitigate personalities but not change them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Egotistic bad guy: Hard to like these folk. Antisocial: disregard for the law and the rights of others. Borderline: "black and white" thinking, unstable relationships, self-image, identity and behaviors often lead to self-harm and impulsivity. Histrionic: attention seeking, seductive behavior - has shallow or exaggerated emotions. Narcissistic: vane, seeks admiration, adoration. ...Read more
Often very different: Attention deficit disorder is believed to be largely a hereditary/biological disorder involving inattention and concentration difficulties that persist for many years and interfere in function. Classic add begins in childhood. Personality traits develop throughout childhood and teen years often influenced by experiences and interactions and do not necessarily involve inattention/concentration. ...Read more
#1) Starting fires: Also, impulsivity, social estrangement, lack of mental flexibility & impaired executive functions. An urge to set a fire creates tension/arousal that are temporarily relieved by doing so. Treatment geared for age, comorbid mental illnesses & learning disabilities includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Patterning - pairing fire-starting with an unpleasant sensation, psychotropic medications. ...Read more
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