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What is character bonding? Exploring the connection we feel with fictional characters

Character bonding is when we start to emulate the personality traits of fictional characters that we admire and/or feel drawn to. There’s nothing inherently harmful about character bonding; just remember that there is a distinction between them and you.  While people may be drawn towards different fictional characters based on…

Online Counseling Question: How can I stop myself from feeling worthless during COVID-19? (Video)

Click here to schedule online counseling at Thriveworks. Hi, my name is Chrissy Myers and I’m a Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist with our Thriveworks Midlothian office. During this COVID-19 health crisis, we’ve received many questions from clients about the different challenges and emotions that they are facing. One of the most…

What are the five thinking styles? Understanding synthesists, idealists, pragmatists, analysts, and realists

There are five recognized thinking styles: those who employ them are called synthesists, idealists, pragmatists, analysts, and realists. Synthesists stand out with their creativity and curiosity; they like to consider different ideas, views, and possibilities. Idealists are always setting and working toward big goals—they set the bar high and expect…

How to Handle Criticism as a Survivor of Trauma

Whether constructive or otherwise received from a spouse, boss, family member or friend, criticism for some of us can provoke defensiveness, justifying, rationalizing, minimizing, and sometimes self-defeating hostility. I’ve personally seen these responses to criticism displayed more frequently in those who reported histories of trauma of some sort. Whether the…

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