If extreme personalities are part of your daily life and you’re struggling with how to cope with them, Dr. Taji Huang, PhD in Glendale, California can help you with effective therapy. People with extreme personalities are typically not aware of the problems they create for others. Dealing with the aftermath can strain anyone’s mental health. She provides counseling that will help restore your sanity and teach you how to minimize future stress and conflict.
What Are Extreme Personalities?
When talking about extreme personalities, it’s important to distinguish a genuine personality disorder from a personality quirk. For example, someone who is continuously seeking help from others could have a disorder, or just not be confident in their abilities. The characteristics in this list all exist on a spectrum, so it’s useful to bear that mind.
- Antisocial, Overly Aggressive & Violent
- Bossy, Demanding People Who Seek To Control Everything
- Consistently Blame Others For Their Problems
- Consistently Passive-Aggressive
- Constant Liars Or Gossips
- Dependent, High Maintenance & Overly Clingy
- Manipulative & Verbally Abusive
- Obsessive Compulsive
- Overly Dramatic Attention Seekers
- People Who Constantly Believe That They’re A Victim
Dealing With Personality Disorders
If you suspect that a loved one has a personality disorder, learn as much as you can about that disorder. Only a trained psychologist can diagnose someone, but educating yourself can help you notice patterns in your loved one’s behavior that could indicate something is wrong. Once you’re confident in your assessment, urge her to get treatment from a professional counselor.
When your loved one is getting help for their disorder, the best thing you can do is remain supportive and optimistic. You should also establish and stick to clear boundaries. Doing so will help reinforce the lessons the therapist is teaching and protect your mental health.
Dealing With Difficult Personalities
The best way to deal with a difficult personality will depend on their particular set of traits. You can’t cope with a passive-aggressive person the same way you would cope with a narcissist. However, there are a few rules of thumb on how to handle any difficult personality.
When a problem arises, be direct yet tactful when discussing it with the extreme person. Consider the positive aspects of her personality (if you can find any) and point those out during the conversation. Don’t assume that you know the whole situation. The other person might be facing problems in another area of their life that are causing this extreme behavior.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If your friend, partner, family member or co-worker has an extreme personality, see Dr. Taji Huang, PhD for professional therapy. If you’re helping loved ones, she can help maintain your mental health, giving you the emotional strength to support others. If you interact with an extreme personality on a regular basis, she can teach you how to deal with these people safely and how to cope with the emotional damage they cause. Call today to schedule your consultation.