I explained this to a friend once who is concerned that her younger adult brother is likely on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. My first question is always, how is it affecting their life? Are they having … Continue reading Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?
Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a connection between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience. Problem-Focused Coping is a coping style formulated from a cluster of responses on the Brief COPE that is characterized by actively working to confront negative thoughts and experiences. Openness to Experiences is the dimension of the Big Five Index that is closely related to intelligence and creativity. The research will involve the administration of Brief COPE and Big Five Index measures to voluntary participants gathered from TUJ’s First-Year Writing Program. The responses related to Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience will be … Continue reading The Connection Between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience
Introduction Below is a conversation I had on Facebook with a former friend. I had noticed many narcissistic traits throughout our friendship, but I always let them slide. This conversation was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. I … Continue reading Conversation With A Narcissist
Well, life was a struggle for a long time. From 6th to 7th grade I was bullied so much for my weight that I developed body dysmorphia, which lasted until my mid-twenties. Over time I learned to accept that my … Continue reading What Happened to the Weird Kid From High School?
I often wonder if Hitler’s intelligence has been overstated. He was a charismatic megalomaniac with traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (then known as Borderline Schizophrenia) which could have been attributed to early onset Parkinson’s. … Continue reading How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?
Intelligent people normally don’t want to or have to prove that they’re smart, unless they have specific experiences that have caused them to doubt their intellect. Intellect is an innate characteristic which breeds certain personality traits. A big giveaway that … Continue reading How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?
This was requested as an answer on Quora recently, so I brought up a few examples from my childhood. When I was around 5 or 6 my sister had been told she could stay home by my mom, due to … Continue reading Most Disturbing Childhood Experiences
For me, ever since I was a small child I had always been keenly aware that I was somehow different from other kids, but I could never quite put my finger on the problem. While in the Navy people were … Continue reading My Life With Undiagnosed Autism
What I tried and failed to explain earlier is that people need to let go of the concept of evil – not because people don’t do evil things – but because the construct of evil doesn’t explain anything. It’s an … Continue reading Mass Murder Can Be Stopped
Whelp, shame on me, I overlooked something that I forgot from my previous research. I did a little more research and was reminded that while those committing violence can be defined as mentally ill in an absolute sense if the … Continue reading A Culture of Mass Murder