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A sense of control, even if illusory, eliminates emotion-driven distortions of time

A sense of control, even if illusory, eliminates emotion-driven distortions of time | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We humans have a fairly erratic sense of time. We tend to misjudge the duration of events, particularly when they are emotional in nature. Disturbingly negative experiences, for example, seem to last much longer than they actually do.
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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesday - Chap 5 - Demand Resistance

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesday - Chap 5 - Demand Resistance | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

"When I know somebody wants something from me, I don't do it. It's so automatic, it ends up being more important to me to hold back than to decide what I want.

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The Perfectionist Personality Disorder -

The Perfectionist Personality Disorder - | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Perfectionists have a hard time making decisions. They have a hard time delegating responsibilities to others, because no one can do the job as perfectly as they can.
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How to Feel Less Powerless - Deepak Chopra - Oprah.com

How to Feel Less Powerless - Deepak Chopra - Oprah.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Foundation and author of Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges, reveals how to find our inner strength.

 

In an ideal world, the title of this article would be "5 Ways to Feel More Powerful." But as things stand, many people feel powerless, and the social trends that drain personal power only grow stronger. Whether you struggle due to the recession, a controlling spouse, or the anonymity of routine work, it’s crucial to find a way to limit that feeling in your day-to-day life.

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How to Recognize a Controlling Person

How to Recognize a Controlling Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Those who try to control other people are, simply put, not nice-and probably have deeper issues, most notably 'Codependency'. Here are some ways to recognize a controlling person and respond accordingly.
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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: What is OCPD?

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: What is OCPD? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

OCPD is short for Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Despite the similarity in names, this is totally different from OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (although there can be co-morbidity, that is, one person can have symptoms of more than one mental illness.)

 

It's known by other names as well: Anankastic Personality Disorder, Perfectionist Personality Disorder, "being anal-retentive," or Control Freak. Control is basically the name of the game; because OCPD'rs are anxious (make that, terrified) inside, they seek to control themselves and their environments, to the extent of being thrown into a tizzy if something unexpected occurs - even a good something.

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