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Holiday Harmony with Difficult People

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, M.D. If you are expecting holiday harmony, you may have to think twice. The family gathering just may not turn out like the Norman Rockwell images of perfect family bliss. Instead, as a Thanksgiving-day op-ed in the New York Times put it, “Make Room at the Table for Difficult People.” Grumble, […]

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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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GOOD AT WORK, GOOD IN BED

Are you a conscientious person: organized, detail-oriented, reliable, dutiful, focused on work, predictable and orderly? If so, according to The Journal of Sex Research, you and your partner are probably having good sex. Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany, studied 964 couples to see how personality affected their sex lives. They gave them questionnaires […]

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