Approximately 10 percent of the population will develop an addictive personality. This sort of person will develop destructive, self-sabotaging, compulsive behaviours and the condition needs treatment to avoid a dangerous spiral out of control. Here are the most common traits of addictive personality disorder, according to wellness author and addict in recovery, Christopher Dines.
An addictive personality is a set of personality traits that make someone predisposed to developing addictions.
While the first thing that springs to mind is substance abuse, you can be addicted to a whole range of things other than alcohol and drugs.
For example, you might be addicted to gambling, sex, the internet, plastic surgery, television, food or shopping.
How can it be treated?
An addictive personality can be very destructive, but it can be treated with support and appropriate professional intervention.
Christopher said: “Support groups, EMDR therapy, mindfulness and connecting with nature can produce incredible results.
“It’s important to direct kindness inwards and practise plenty of self-care.”