8 characteristics Of An Addictive personality

There are people who become obsessed with activities faster than others. It is harder for him to control what they do and when they do it. These personality traits make him more vulnerable to addiction.

If you have an addictive personality and you want to recover the main thing is for you is that to know the characteristics. Nowadays, more and more specialists describe the characteristics of “addictive personality”. They refer to the existence of certain personality traits that are associated with addictive behaviors. That is, those people who present these traits are more likely or vulnerable to develop addictive behaviors, with an evolution towards a disorder of this type. The characteristics to which we refer are the following:

Inability to control impulsive behaviors.

We can all be impulsive from time to time but in these people, being it or not is something that is under control. The lack of stability or the constant search for new things through impulsivity is characteristic features. They are extremists and are guided by thoughts of all or nothing (white or black), not handling either moderation or intermediate points between things.

Under commitment to personal values and goals.

Addictive behavior implies that when the impulse to do something arises, the person does it, leaving aside what they were doing before and not planning, or moderating their behavior following an erratic path that is not guided by long-term plans or follow-up. of vital goals and objectives. The person is carried away by the moment and immediate momentum. These people usually have a feature called “sensation seeking”, they get bored easily and constantly look for something better and new to embark on. They are people focused on short-term goals. They have a low tolerance for frustration and seek quick and easy solutions (often going through drugs or alcohol). They have low capacity to delay gratification.

They usually have constant anxiety and stress.

It is not easy to live an addictive and impulsive life. Either because of the social and family problems that it brings, because of the regrets once we have done something that we should not do or because of the negative consequences that these behaviors usually follow, these people often feel anxious. The difficulty they usually present to manage and communicate emotions is added.

Loneliness and social distancing:

As they are not constant, frequently changing activities and social groups makes it difficult to create deep connections with people. It is common that addictive or impulsive traits end up obscuring any other trait and people only know your instability. They are people who tend to isolate themselves from others. In general, they have few social skills and seek refuge from their social unrest, in addiction.

Changes in mood and low self-esteem:

The impulsive desire (before doing something) is exciting and is a positive emotion, like energy and an emotion that invades us to do something. But when that emotion disappears others appear, such as guilt, regret, sadness or discomfort for the consequences of what we have done, especially if the behavior was the use of drugs for example. In addition, addictions are more frequent in people such as low communication skills and difficulty in managing emotions.

Substitution of addictive behavior for another.

They often tend to change one addictive activity for another, if they are able to give up a bad habit, it is often replaced by another.

Denial of your problems.

Frequently the problem is that who suffers from this type of personality traits refuses to see it and therefore to modify their behavior. What ends up happening is that the behavior of these people ends up becoming something destructive, both for themselves and for others, because they lose sight of the limits and the signals that indicate that they should stop.

Insecurity and fear of failure

Insecurity and fear of failure are components that can also influence the development of addictive behavior of any kind. The most common is that addiction hides some underlying problem. The probability or propensity to develop an addiction is greater in people who meet certain personality traits, which does not exempt the rest.

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