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Here are the top ten articles for the Mental Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire
What is Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)? Since it is so invisible and unmemorable, how can you know if you have it? Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire, and find out if your parents responded enough to your emotional needs as they raised you.
2. Emotionally Unavailable
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who you felt was emotionally unavailable? Has any friend or romantic partner ever described you this way? Here's what it means to be emotionally unavailable, how people get this way, and how to become emotionally available.
3. Five Steps For Finding Your Personal Power
Everyone has Personal Power, but not everyone knows it. Here are five steps to identifying where your Personal Power lies, owning it, and letting the world see your true strength.
4. People Don't Change
I often hear, "People don't change" thrown around as if it's an established truth. But is it? What are the elements of change and how do they work? Can an angry man improve his temper? Can an anxious woman learn to manage her anxiety and take control of it? Here are the Five Elements of Change.
5. What is Self-Worth
Have you always thought that self-worth is the same thing as self-esteem? It's not. Self-worth is actually a building block for self-esteem. Before you can feel good about yourself, you have to first feel that you deserve it. Here's how to understand and increase your self-worth.
6. Subtle but Powerful Childhood Emotional Neglect
Childhood Emotional Neglect is like the white space in the family picture. No one notices it or remembers it. Yet it quietly saps the joy from the adult lives of legions of people. Here's what it is, why it's so invisible, and why it has so much power in our adult lives.
7. The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.
8. Am I Being Selfish or Strong?
Do you ever worry that putting your own needs first might be selfish? When is it okay to say no? Is there a line that separates a selfish decision from a strong one? Where does it lie, and how do you find it? Here are three guidelines to help you make strong decisions that you can feel good about.
9. Cluster B Personality Disorders
Cluster B disorders, (the Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic Cluster)are comprised of the Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. We start with Cluster B because the personality disorders it includes are more pervasive in our society.
10. How to Be Assertive
Are you good at giving reasonable, balanced but powerful responses to conflict? Assertiveness requires a complex mixture of five skills. See examples of the passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to the same difficult situation. And learn how to teach yourself the five skills of assertiveness.
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