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10 Weird Things That Make You Look Smart, According to Science

By | 2017-05-24T15:23:10+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills, Uncommon Science, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Most people want to look smart in front of others. Science reveals some weird things that can actually make you appear more intelligent. Everybody tries to look smart and seem like the perfect conversationalist who can discuss anything under the sun. No one knows everything. But what if someone told you that a few simple [...]

Egocentric, Egotistical or Narcissistic: What’s the Difference?

By | 2017-05-19T22:35:19+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone is a little egocentric. Experts say that being a little egocentric is healthy. Well-adjusted human beings learn to manage it when they become adults. Consequently, some people show more self-centeredness than others. You may have a friend who's more self-interested than most. How would you know if he or she is just that or has [...]

5 Incredible Ways Repressed Memories Can Affect Your Life

By | 2017-05-16T19:24:49+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Why do we have repressed memories? Could it be that some experiences are just too painful that our minds seek to protect us by shutting them down? Experts believe that there is a common thread with repressed memories. When intense stress or trauma gets too severe, actual neurological changes happen in the brain to enable [...]

Social Proof: a Phenomenon That Explains How the Society Challenges Our Free Will

By | 2017-05-08T21:33:45+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

We all like to think that we are autonomous beings, going about our lives making conscious decisions based on free will and educated reasoning. So would it surprise you to learn that many of the choices we make are in fact influenced by a phenomenon called social proof? What is Social Proof? Social proof has [...]

You Know You’ve Read Too Many Psychology Articles When You Do These 10 Things

By | 2017-04-28T21:56:00+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is it about psychology articles that gets us intrigued? Mention that you have an interest in psychology and you’re likely to get a response like: “Oh are you going to analyse me?” Psychology is the tool in which we use to find answers about our own psyches, but is there a point where too [...]

How to Deal with a Difficult Boss and Cope in a Toxic Work Environment

By | 2017-05-06T15:46:09+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Working for a difficult boss may be tough. Here are some tips on how to deal with toxic people in your workplace. We spend much of our waking moments engaged in work-related activities. For most of us, we work in an office environment in which we have a superior. If we’re lucky, our bosses are [...]

Cognitive Dissonance: How Do We Recognize and Overcome It?

By | 2017-04-10T18:07:42+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. Cognitive dissonance is what happens when new information contradicts an existing belief. What is cognitive dissonance? A dictionary definition of cognitive dissonance is ‘anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but [...]

Sociopathic Children Are a Product of These 5 Parenting Traps

By | 2017-04-02T16:52:45+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Sociopathic children are, for the most part, a product of the environment and unhealthy parenting. You may be surprised to learn that some common parenting ideas may turn your kid into a sociopath. We all have our views on how to parent our children, and it can become a contentious issue if someone else tries [...]

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