I was raised by a narcissist. He’s not my father but he was my mum’s partner throughout most of my childhood.
Although it’s common to compare oneself to others, that doesn’t make it any less damaging.
You don’t have to wait for Stoptober to test your self-discipline muscles.
I am currently working with a client who has Trypanophobia. The non-phobic might imagine that this wouldn’t cause much of a problem day to day, but they’d be wrong.
When we are facing emotional problems such as anxiety; bad habits that we can’t seem to break; phobias and so on, it can be due to what we call ‘unconscious drivers’ in our brain thinking that the behaviour is doing us good somehow.