Regardless of the contributing factors, when we understand how we might affect, trigger, or play into the relationship dynamic with a volatile person, we can learn how to stop having to suffer at the whims of the temperamental people in our lives.Emotional Fusion Swings in mood are exacerbated by emotional fusion.But her chameleon tendencies went beyond the superficial. Watching her casually live-tweet a stint in rehab, I wasn’t sympathetic.
What is another word for attention-seeking behavior?
In middle school, I used to jokingly refer to my best friend’s older sister as The Shapeshifter.
She seemed to have zero autonomous personality, but rather adopted, drastically and transparently, the personalities of the various guys she dated.
People who swing from one extreme to the other, from being pleasant and charming one moment to being angry and defiant the next often lack emotional resilience and autonomy.
They tend to fuse emotionally both positively and negatively to others, behaving wonderfully when they feel good, and blaming everyone around them when things are not going their way.