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The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Manipulation and How to Break the Pattern

By | 2018-04-16T21:11:51+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The worst part of emotional manipulation is not feeling and going through this struggle. No, the most horrible part of enduring this abuse is repeating it with others. I’m going to be honest with you, I have endured emotional manipulation since as far back as I can remember. No, there is no defined point in [...]

5 Children’s Books with a Deeper Hidden Meaning Than It May Seem

By | 2018-04-06T12:08:41+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many children's books seem lighthearted and fun, however, lots of them also have deep meanings hidden within them. A great deal of literature for children contain lessons about great moral issues and human strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find the hidden meanings in your favorite children's books. There are a huge variety of children's [...]

Children of Abusive Parents Have These 6 Struggles Later in Life

By | 2018-04-03T13:39:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personal Development, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Children of abusive parents don’t just suffer at the time the abuse is taking place, but later on in life as well. It’s not surprising that being a child of abusive parents leaves such long-lasting scars on one's soul. Consider that as children we are forming our most important attachments and establishing our own identities. [...]

5 Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

By | 2018-03-26T21:36:05+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The thing about toxic mother-daughter relationships is that until you grow up, leave home and discover other people’s family dynamics, everything seems normal. I was a person that didn’t realise I was in one of those toxic mother-daughter relationships until I began speaking to my sisters after my mother had died. It’s easy to see [...]

7 Ways Feeling Unloved May Have Roots in Your Childhood

By | 2018-03-20T22:05:12+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Adults sometimes find themselves feeling unloved, and they often look for answers in their surroundings or various influences. The answer, however, could come from their past. Personally, I have abandonment issues, along with all the other quirks, personality flaws, and disorders that I also endure. For many years, I struggled to understand why I was [...]

What Is Psychological Repression and How It Secretly Affects You and Your Health

By | 2018-03-12T21:18:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Psychological repression is a defense mechanism in which we unconsciously push away painful or traumatic memories, thoughts or desires. This also includes aggressive or sexual urges. We repress these unpleasant thoughts and memories so that we can lead a relatively normal life. Psychological repression is an unconscious act. If we consciously push distressing thoughts to [...]

4 Types of Mental Illness That Can Be Predicted in Childhood

By | 2018-02-26T21:20:41+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible to predict certain types of mental illness in adults from childhood behaviour? Are there signs in childhood that can indicate what types of mental illness an adult will be predisposed to? Experts think there are. So what types of mental illness are we talking about? 1. Depression Depression in adults has been [...]

You Were Raised by Narcissists If You Can Relate to These 9 Things

By | 2018-02-13T15:56:29+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Most people have no clue that they were raised by narcissists. In fact, many of the traits that develop from such a childhood often get misunderstood as isolated character traits. Let’s pretend we’re traveling in time, back to the 70s, 80s or 90s. In other words, let’s visit your childhood. Think back to those faded [...]