7 Paradoxes of the Contemporary Neurotic

1. Needs attention but fears that what others would see is unacceptable.

2. Pursues education obsessively, with no resulting job qualifications.

3. Bombarded with others' opinions yet insecure about expressing one's own.

4. Counts the likes on Facebook posts, but too impatient to listen to others in person.

5. Passionate - about the issue of the hour.

6. Continually restless, yet feels cheated out of a stable job.

7. Rejects the concept of labels but quick to embrace the idea of a personal brand.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.