WAPLT? Abused, Aggrieved, Masochistic: The AAM Spectrum
This post explores the abused, aggrieved, and masochistic (AAM) personality spectrum, characterized by a reversal of the pleasure-pain polarity that leads to a preference for pain in intimate relationships. Self-defeating behaviors are pervasive and can be observed across different areas of life such as school, work, and social relationships. Self-defeating individuals tend to avoid or… Continue reading
WAPLT? Sociable, Pleasuring, Histrionic: The SPH Spectrum
This group of personalities shares a common characteristic of turning to others as their primary strategy to achieve their goals. Unlike those in the DAD (dependent) spectrum who tend to take a passive dependency stance, the SPH personalities take an active dependency stance. They engage in a variety of manipulative, seductive, gregarious, and attention-getting maneuvers… Continue reading
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