P is for Psychology

And we move forward with the A to Z Blogging Challenge today with good ole letter P, which of course is for PSYCHOLOGY!

If you scroll down the right side of my blog, you will find the “Psycho Author Series” in which I write about psychological disorders you can use to help your characterization.

It starts off HERE with a post about Narcissistic Personality Disorder, one of my favorites (and most difficult to treat!) I created a character in my newly released Young Adult Sports Romance Streamline based on this diagnosis. If you’ve read this story, can you guess the character?

What psychological diagnosis would you like to learn more about?

14 thoughts on “P is for Psychology”

  1. Thank you sooooo much for this!!!!!I'm dealing with a person right now who I believe has NPD and it's been tough, to say the least. They are utterly blind to it. They do not recognize it at all. I think because they were coddled too much when they were little that it's showing up in a dastardly way. They have no empathy whatsoever and their plans are the most grandiose!!!Gosh, you've made my day with this post! Thanks! 😀


  2. Annalisa, hooray for unstable characters! They're definitely the most fun to write. My psycho author series is a random hodgepodge of diagnoses, but I hope it is useful for you.Kyra, of course I find psychology fascinating too. Unfortunately, diagnoses cannot fully capture the complexity of an individual, which makes it tough to find the correct diagnosis sometimes.Jack, your friend sounds like quite the challenge. Narcissists have little awareness of how they affect others, but it's often off-putting. When I learned how NPD can develop, I felt more sympathy, but it's also quite annoying.


  3. Oooh Trisha, Multiple Personality Disorder–now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder–is a fascinating diagnosis. Some mental health professionals debate if it really exists but I am a FIRM believer. How did the story turn out?


  4. Sociopaths are interesting- yet very dangerous. I've had encounters with at least two which was tragic. The research on the personality type is alarminghttp://bettyalark.blogspot.com/


  5. Becky, we call that Antisocial Personality Disorder and they are indeed alarming. I haven't had to work with many individuals with this diagnosis. They often have been horribly abused.


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