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Personality Traits Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

Alex Robboy , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

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Personality Traits Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

* High reward dependence: People with high reward dependence tend to be compassionate and social. They can be sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic to the needs of other. However, they are often overly concerned with their image and may be more prone to peer pressure.
* High novelty seeking: This indicates a relatively low tolerance for monotony and people with this trait tend to get bored easily. Therefore, they seem to turn to binging for immediate gratification and to relieve their boredom.
* High harm avoidance: As described previously, women with the trait of high harm avoidance tend to be hyper vigilant about the risk of danger. They tend to worry excessively. They are overly cautious. They have difficulty taking risks. They may be overly pessimistic about unknown future events. They tend to be shy, fearful, and passive
* Low self-Directedness: This is a common character trait in people with Bulimia. Low self-Directedness indicates a strong tendency to have difficulty pursuing realistic and meaningful goals. It also indicates that a person is reactive and lacks confidence.

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