Love addiction is a condition in which individuals do not fall in love with someone who will return their affection.Rather, they are attracted to somebody who will neglect the relationship. Lang of Florida State University, author of an addiction study prepared for the United States National Academy of Sciences, said, "If we can better identify the personality factors, they can help us devise better treatment and can open up new strategies to intervene and break the patterns of addiction." Experts describe the spectrum of behaviors designated as addictive in terms of five interrelated concepts which include: patterns, habits, compulsions, impulse control disorders, and physical addiction.While there is debate over whether there is one “addictive personality,” there seem to be people who are particularly vulnerable to develop an addiction to certain substances or behaviors.“I told a friend about it and she about fell on the floor. I started talking about it to the patients here at The Meadows, where I have worked for years, and they [admitted], ‘I do that.’ It was stunning.I was surprised that everybody else was doing it, so I wrote a book.Not everyone is aware of the personality traits of people in addiction recovery.
Some doctors believe that this trait is why they’re open to receiving treatment in the first place. This co-dependency makes many of them go girl or guy crazy and start many new relationships.
Neurotransmitters are another factor thought to contribute to addictive personalities.
Abnormalities in dopamine levels can lead individuals to partake in activities that give them a dopamine “high,” which then becomes addicting.
In early addiction the addict tends to live in the future; in middle and late addiction he begins to dwell more and more in the past.
And it is usually an unhappy, bitterly regretted past.
Anxiety is a common trait, and it comes in many forms.