What does an addictive personality actually look like?

People always tell me, “I have a very addictive personality”.

Well, I’m right there with you, my friend – if you struggle with substances, it just makes sense we will struggle with behavior addictions, too.

Today we’re talking about having an addictive personality and the behavior addictions we can pick up along the way.

If I do something and I like it, I want more of it.

Food, people, work, exercise, self-improvement and recovery, television, ice cream – it could literally be anything.

If I get some gratification from it, I want to do it again, as soon as possible.

One common factor underlying nearly every addiction is the feeling of reward.

Your brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether it’s a cold beer after work, a shopping spree, morning sex, or a delicious meal.

When you experience that feeling of reward, the brain is flooded with the neurotransmitter dopamine.

It’s the feel-good neurotransmitter and it is the thing we are chasing for most of the time.

So let’s get into some of the traits of an addictive personality, what they look like in everyday life, and how they manifest in some of the most common behavior addictions.


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