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What is... psychology series

What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is obsessive compulsive personality disorder. When people say that someone is "a little OCD," chances are, what they're referring to has little, if anything, to do with obsessive compulsive disorder. What they're talking about is far more like… Continue reading What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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What is... psychology series

What Is… a Personality Trait vs. Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is personality trait vs. disorder. Personality traits Wikipedia defines personality traits as "habitual patterns of behaviour, thought, and emotion" that are mostly stable across time and context.  Some traits fall on a continuum, such as introversion/extraversion.  It's unclear… Continue reading What Is… a Personality Trait vs. Disorder

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What is... psychology series

What Is… Narcissism

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is narcissism. It seems like there's talk about narcissism all over the internet these days, so I thought I'd delve into it a little further.  The term derives from Greek mythology and the story of Narcissus, who fell… Continue reading What Is… Narcissism