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Addictive Personality Characteristics

Some people are more prone to gettingaddicted to the certain things than other people are. This is due to manydifferent reasons including genetics and social influence.Regardless, being prone to additions is not a good state of affairsfor one to be in. Namely, addictive people can have drugs, alcohol orsmoking as the sources of their addiction. Thereby, this conditionmakes a person very self-destructive. What is more, this does notstop here, since addictive people may found their obsession on simpleactivities like eating specific types of food, drinking coffee allthe way up to stealing things or gambling. So, this is not aphenomenon to be taken lightly. Lives of many people were destroyeddue to their addictions and there is an ever-growing number ofaddicts in the world. Therefore, in order to understand thisunfortunate condition we need to look deeper into it and analyze itfurther.

What Makes a Person Addictive?

First and foremost, anxious people arethe most endangered group. People who have difficulties dealing withproblems and get frustrated and nervous easy, often indulge inalcohol, drugs or some other activities of this type, wanting to takeall their problems away, or make it easier for them to deal withthese. Also, passive aggressive people tend to become addicts, sincethey hide their frustrations behind their calmness and need somethinglike the above mentioned substances to help them.

Secondly, people who desire instantlyachieved goals often end up addicted to psychoactive substances oralcohol. These individuals cannot focus on any long term goals ordesires. Rather, they desire the effect at the very moment of themwanting it. Thus, drugs, being the “quick fix” they are, providethese people with what they need.

Additionally, insecure people, orpeople who jump from one addiction to another as well as those whoare immature in nature, all are prone to developing thisself-destructive phenomenon. Also, failed perfectionist andantisocial people turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort whilesurviving their life hardships.

Causes and Additional Facts

Whichever the cause may be, addicts arewhat they are due to a wish to escape from a harsh reality theydespise or due to the fact that they like what they experience whilefeeding their addictions. Thus some people are addicts due to theeffect, while some others are such due to their dislike of the worldaround them.

Upon seeking medical assistance, thedoctor may conduct a series of psychological and physical tests inorder to establish a proper diagnosis of an addict's behavior, or ruleout this condition. It is the best choice for every addict since, ifthey continue their unhealthy way of life, they might lose peoplethey love, as well as all they ever had in this world, includingtheir life. Addicts need support, and all people close to them shouldprovide it. However, if the addict refuses to find treatment, andcontinues returning to his/her addiction no matter what, he/she willlikely be left alone eventually.

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