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A Balanced View of  Self-Confidence

                      BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, MD If you score really low on Self-Confident style on The New Personality Self-Portrait does that mean you are  woefully lacking in self-confidence?  What about a really high score?  Does that make you an over-the-top braggart? Well, maybe…or, more likely, […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder or Mercurial Personality Style?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) causes considerable suffering, which Dr. John Oldham has broken down into five major types. He explained them to Juliette Virzi of The Mighty digital health care community. Her report was picked up by Yahoo Lfestyle here. You don’t have to have a diagnosis of BPD to identify with many of these […]

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The Personality Style–Personality Disorder Continuum

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, MD What’s the difference between a personality style and a personality disorder?   The Personality Self-Portrait system emerged in answer to that question. First things first: Organized medicine utilizes official terms to diagnose illness.  In psychiatry, these are itemized in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  […]

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NFL receiver Brandon Marshall speaks on borderline personality disorder at Menninger luncheon

  • May 06, 2019
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Diagnosed in 2011, the athlete–introduced by John Oldham, M.D.– now works to break the stigma of mental illness* By Britni R. McAshan |May 3, 2019 Brandon Marshall has fielded opponents during a storied career in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, but he also has battled mental health […]

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CAN KIND THOUGHTS ABOUT OTHERS BOOST YOUR MOOD?

  • April 30, 2019
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How you think about the people you encounter will alter your well-being throughout the day. In a bad mood? Feeling anxious? Iowa State University psychologists found that thinking well of others can lift your spirits and calm your nerves, whether you realize it or not. Previous research has shown that what psychologists called “downward social […]

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Scammers and Schemers

  Pretty frequently these days there is a big news story about the latest con artist who seemed to have pulled off an amazing scam until the glittering house of cards collapsed. Bernie Madoff comes to mind, referred to in Wikipedia as “the confessed operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, and the […]

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Does This Personality Trait Put You At Risk of a Cybercrime?

  • March 07, 2019
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Being easily distracted makes you a target for pickpockets, and experts know that extroverts are more likely than introverts to be preyed upon by con artists. Now researchers are zeroing in on a personality trait that makes a person a target of cybercriminals. According to research published in Social Science Computer Review, that trait is […]

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