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Can a person have an addictive personality?Give personal stories or experience or people you know.

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Asked by marcella3 at 2:01 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Health

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  • addictive like they are prone to substances? Or a person that you just can't get enough of??

    Answer by Apr1l at 2:13 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Yes. My dh (and his mother) have very addictive personalities. Whether it be pills, porn, video games. Once he finds something that "feels good" to him, he will become addicted to it, to the point of causing major problems in our marriage. So yes. People can have addictive personalities.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Absolutely. Just as a history of cancer in your family can make you more prone to have cancer at some point in life, there are certain personality and neurological traits that can make you more prone to become addicted, whether it is a substance based addiction (drugs, alcohol, etc) or a behavioral addiction (gambling, eating disorders, etc). My husband's mom had an addictive personality, and it was a huge issue in her life. My husband on the other hand, does not. He can enjoy something without needing to have it all the time, unlike his mother. He walked away from cigarettes as easily as throwing away the pack he had and never getting another. This after 9 years of smoking. His mom would have smoked on her deathbed if the hospital would have allowed it.

    Answer by jespeach at 3:58 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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    Answer by vbruno at 4:14 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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    Answer by vbruno at 4:15 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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