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The Five Features of Paranoia

Self-Knowledge

The Five Features of Paranoia

There are perhaps five main features of the very sad, indeed hellish, condition we know as paranoia… Firstly, paranoia means…
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Stop Avoiding Conflict

Relationships

Stop Avoiding Conflict

Being ‘conflict -averse’ sounds like a lovely mild and peaceful way to be. Wouldn’t we all like to avoid conflict?…
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On Suicide

Self-Knowledge

On Suicide

It’s commonly assumed that people kill themselves because something goes wrong in their life: perhaps they made a mistake at…
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The Agonies of Shame

Self-Knowledge

The Agonies of Shame

One of the worst symptoms of childhood trauma is a feeling of shame, by which is meant: a pervasive impression…
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How Trauma Works

Self-Knowledge

How Trauma Works

Few of us can hope to get through life unscathed. The threats to us are so numerous and so stubborn…
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Charles Dickens’s Secret

Leisure

Charles Dickens’s Secret

Almost no other writer has ever been quite as successful — whether critically or commercially — as Charles Dickens. He…
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