I learned about narcissistic personality disorder for the first time in 2003 during my training as a marriage and family therapist at Fairfield University. When I read about the disorder and its symptoms, I was completely stunned. I realized then that throughout my life, I’ve been plagued with the misery and suffering of having to work with a narcissist or report to one.
Target: U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
Goal: Award military benefits to veterans diagnosed with personality disorders.
Nearly 26,000 veterans have been denied military benefits after being diagnosed with a ‘pre-existing’ personality disorder. The military screens each recruit extensively to ensure that they’re psychologically healthy before enlisting, however, so clearly these conditions are not pre-existing. The military must award benefits to these men and women who have served our country.
It’s long been known that owning a pet can be good for your mental and physical health, but new research indicates that it can also make your office a much happier and productive place.
That’s the finding of a first-of-its kind study, which looked at the effects that man’s best friend has on employees. In that research, dogs were demonstrated to have many positive benefits in the workplace, most notably that they reduce stress and make working more satisfying.