Do I Have An Addictive Personality?

The term addiction is used lightly in our culture.  People often claim to be “addicted” when they can’t seem to get enough of the desired object or experience.  But what happens when the behavior gets out of control? Is it our personality or are we really facing an addiction?ThinkstockPhotos-475457126

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What is an addictive personality?

Addiction is the inability to discontinue a harmful behavior despite its negative consequences.  The theory of addictive personality refers to a particular set of common personality traits which can make a person predisposed to developing addictions. A habitual behavior is considered addictive if it affects the person’s quality of life.