Alcoholics Anonymous informally refers to the alcoholic who has stopped drinking, but who still demonstrates the same alcoholic attitudes and behaviors, as a “dry drunk.”
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Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. ~ Diana Black ~ Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool. ~ Bellamy Brooks ~ The one who overcomes egotism rids themselves of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true …∞
The Power of Humility Recovery, for me, was not just getting sober. Recovery also involved finding a new spiritual philosophy. I was often reminded of the slogan; ‘The man I was, was a drinker. The man I was would drink again.’ I had to change. And false humility was my primary character defect. I had …∞
The Ego, Super-Ego and the Id – A Balancing Act Anyone seriously interested in self-improvement needs at least a rudimentary understanding of the trilogy composed of the Id, the Ego and the Super-ego. These are not specific part of the brain. They are simply constructs designed to better study and understand how the psyche functions. …∞
Everyone is in denial about something; just try denying it and watch friends make a list. Varieties of denial include inattention, passive acknowledgment, reframing and willful blindness. For Sigmund Freud, denial was a defense against external realities that threaten the ego, and many psychologists today would argue that it can be a protective defense in …∞
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