A recent article written by Caroline Cox that appeared in the NY Times takes a deep dive into one of humankind’s most basic and powerful emotional reactions – revenge.

In the piece Cox interviews a number of experts on the topic of revenge who all agree that the feeling of getting back at someone who has wronged you can be highly satisfying, But it can also have negative effects on your own psychological well-being. This may have particular relevance to people who are emotionally overreactive, including those who have Borderline Personality Disorder.

You can learn how to avoid the pitfall of revenge and why you’re likely better off taking the high road when wronged here

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