A person who never learned to TRUST confuses intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security. ~Patrick Carnes, psychiatrist

A person who never learned to TRUST

A person who never learned to TRUST confuses intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security. ~Patrick Carnes, psychiatrist A new way to look at my trust issues.

ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP - Yep. Because you see the pain behind their anger. You relate to the betrayal that caused them to start acting in that way

INFJ, because we see the pain behind their anger. We relate to the betrayal that caused them to start acting in that way in the first place.

This just struck a nerve and made me cry, because that's totally me in a nutshell.

I keep so much pain inside myself. I grasp my anger and loneliness and hold it in my chest But I don't know how to let it go. It's really hurt many others that I want in my life.

We are all guilty of at least one of these, but if we become aware of them, we can train our minds to do the opposite.

Stifling ourselves with the need to be right

Great examples of distorted thinking styles. Cognitive therapy would help to shift these to rational thoughts.

I think of a couple people when reading this.

Not the ocean. The ocean is too dark for me, too endless and too deep. But I do like things to be concrete; But how I would love to fly on its wings one more time.

Effects of Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder on Children

For those of us who grew up with mothers who suffered from borderline personality disorder (BPD), our childhoods were often painful and anguished.

The Borderline Mother | Psychology Today

Intimacy always involves risk. But whether for friendship or for love, it's a risk most people are willing to take—even to search out—because connection is our surest path to transcendence.

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