Health & Wellness Wednesdays
Dealing with Addictions
Traits of An Addictive Personality
Addictive personalities are an interesting thing. Any and everyone can be affected by addiction, but it's certainly true that certain people seem to be more susceptible to it.
An "addictive personality" doesn't mean anything negative about who you are as a person -- it might just mean you need to be extra careful about what you experiment with. Do you have a hard time setting boundaries? Over time, habits, etc? If you find something you love, does it consume you?
You might see this as being a problem with something like video games or caffeine. While those are still not easy addictions to deal with, consider how someone who's easily hooked on those things might respond to other highly addictive substances or behaviours.
Being adventurous can be another trait of an addictive personality. This is certainly not a bad thing to be -- in fact, it's encouraged! But sometimes risk taking without fully considering a situation's consequences can have disastrous results.
Your personality, genetics, and traits don't necessarily dictate your actions -- but paying attention to areas of growth is an important step. Know yourself! Take care of yourself, and protect yourself.