Can CBD Improve Personality?

There are many different ways of defining personality, but it boils down to the nature of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Personality is a major driver in achieving your important life goals. It typically determines your ability to form and sustain relationships.

Everyone is hankering for success, but most of us focus on improving our technical skills while forgetting to develop areas like personality.

One of the things that limit our ability to mold ourselves into a magnetic personality is the range of personality disorders we can have.

According to research, CBD has shown potential in managing various personality disorders including borderline personality disorder.

How CBD Helps Manage Personality Disorders

Research on CBD is not conclusive, but scientists have found that CBD has a positive contribution to managing personality disorders.

Boosts serotonin efficiency: serotonin is a hormone secreted by nerve cells that aids positive moods, wellbeing, and happiness. CBD interacts with serotonin receptors to boost serotonin effectiveness, thus helping minimize symptoms in various personality disorders.

Minimizes anxiety: anxiety is a common symptom in personality disorders like borderline personality disorder and dependent personality disorder. CBD has been suggested to help with minimizing anxiety, thus helping you develop stability in thoughts, moods, and emotions.

Reinforces positive self-image: some personality disorders are rooted in a negative self-image. But CBD may boost positive moods and increase self-esteem, thus helping limit various personality disorders that are rooted in a negative self-image.

Manages trauma: childhood trauma can lead to personality disorders in adulthood. Regular CBD ingestion is suggested to help with minimizing the symptoms of trauma, thus making the victim less susceptible to various personality disorders.

Improves self-confidence: some personality disorders are fuelled by low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Constant CBD intake has diverse mental health benefits that ultimately boost self-confidence. By achieving greater confidence, you become less susceptible to various personality disorders.

Can CBD Alone Turn Your Personality Around?

Your personality is determined by various factors that span your childhood, your experiences, and even your genetics.

And so, it’s not realistic that you would ingest a product a couple of times and then experience a sudden shift in your personality.

What CBD will do is create an enabling mental and emotional environment to aid the development of your personality.

If you have a personality disorder, or you want to spice up your personality, the bulk of the work involves working on your awareness and mindset.

But then constant ingestion of CBD plays a critical role in improving your capacity to develop a magnetic personality.

Also, it’s important to be aware of the personality disorder you might be having, so that you understand precisely what to work on.

Major Personality Disorders

The biggest challenge for people is to discern that they potentially have a personality disorder before seeking a diagnosis. These are some of the common personality disorders:

1. Antisocial Personality Disorder

People with this disorder usually have a deceptive charm to them, and they exhibit a range of negative behaviors that cause human suffering.

Some of the things that people with antisocial personality disorder engage in include lying, exploiting people, endangering people, committing crimes, and avoiding their duties.

More men than women typically exhibit the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. Some of the things that cause this disorder include genetics and abuse.

2. Borderline Personality Disorder

The symptoms of this disorder are manifest more in women than men. The symptoms begin at teenage, and the true cause of this disorder is still unknown.

People with this disorder have a difficult time managing their emotions. They have a penchant for taking blind risks, and they struggle with mental disorders.

If you have a borderline personality disorder, you typically find it hard to stay productive at work, sustain relationships, and perform your duties.

3. Dependent Personality Disorder

As the name suggests, this personality disorder causes the victim to feel needy and submissive and makes them want to be taken care of.

This disorder affects both men and women in equal numbers, with the victim needing constant reassurance and emotional support.

People with this disorder find it hard to make decisions; they avoid responsibility, are sensitive to criticism, and are terrified of being abandoned.

4. Narcissistic Personality Disorder

This is an all too familiar personality disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur, hunger for attention, and inability to feel empathy for others.

Almost everyone has a story about their experience with a narcissist.

People with narcissistic personality disorder typically have challenges in most spheres of their life including relationships, work, and school.

Some of the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder include a superiority complex, entitlement, manipulating others, and arrogance.

5. Obsessive-compulsive Personality Disorder

This is a personality disorder that is characterized by an obsession with being orderly and perfect without any room for flexibility.

People with this disorder typically focus on the very intricate details of an idea or project, thus disrupting the main thing.

Some of the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder include perfectionism, overwhelming attention to detail, and losing yourself to work.

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