Why labels are destructive

Happiness Weekly

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Build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but who you want to be. Oprah.

It’s as simple as this: labels and stereotypes can prevent us from being who we want to be.

Let’s face it, sometimes it feels good to call our ex-partner a narcissist after they hurt us or suggest “perhaps you have this condition, or that condition, or this addiction or that addiction” when a friend comes to us for help – but ultimately, labels are meaningless as everyone’s experiences and feelings are so different.

Several top psychologists and psychiatrists have said there is nothing positive about “labels”; they are unhelpful and there is no mental health test to scientifically and/or medically prove someone’s conditions.

“Generally speaking that person learns to believe that they have whatever that disorder or disease is labelled which in turn gives them a very good…

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