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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

My characters are always pyschologically unstable. I have no idea why (...ahem...) I'll be back to check out your series, because that sounds just what I need!

Kyra Lennon said...

I would like to learn about all psychological things, I find it fascinating!

Jack said...

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! :D

Jennifer Lane said...

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.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You might think of making your psychological posts a weekly feature on your main page. I bet it would be a real draw. Thanks for having the back of your blogging friends, Roland

Jennifer Lane said...

That's a good idea, Roland!

Clarissa Draper said...

That's a really cool feature you have on your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

Jennifer Lane said...

Hey Clarissa, gracias for stopping by. Good luck with the challenge!

Heather Murphy said...

I was a Psyc major in school, which I have noticed means that we study psychology to find out why were are screwed up :) I need to read your posts! Great post!

Jennifer Lane said...

Heather, absolutely. Psychologists are the most screwed up of us all! And I still haven't figured out why I'M screwed up, damn it. ;)

Trisha said...

I had a story idea once that involved MPD...might have to check out your series :)

Jennifer Lane said...

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?

Betty Alark said...

Sociopaths are interesting- yet very dangerous. I've had encounters with at least two which was tragic. The research on the personality type is alarming

http://bettyalark.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Lane said...

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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