psychoanalysis

8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

Gaslighting: the Subtle Form of Psychological Manipulation Psychopaths Use

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

There are many forms of psychological manipulation. Today, we will talk about 'Gaslighting'. Gaslighting is a term used by psychologists to describe tactics employed by certain types of people when they try to manipulate their victims into thinking they are going mad. Where did the term ‘gaslighting’ come from? The term ‘gaslighting’ comes from the [...]

The 4 Jungian Archetypes and Why They Matter in Your Personal and Spiritual Evolution

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

The four Jungian Archetypes can be a powerful tool for spiritual evolution and can help you reach your full potential in life. The psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung proposed that everyone’s personality contains elements of four major archetypes. These archetypes provide models for our behavior and influence the way we think and act. Jung labeled [...]

How the Power of Self-Acceptance Makes the World Fit around You

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Self-acceptance is the key to feeling more confident, valuable, acceptable and whole just as you are. We all feel the hot rush of shame from time to time, that flash of discomfort that makes us want to hide away and never face the world again. But when these thoughts keep recurring, or when our fear [...]

The Other Side of Humor: Why the Funniest People Are Often the Saddest

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever noticed that the funniest people are often secretly sad? To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. - Charlie Chaplin Comedians like Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Jim Carrey and Woody Allen are some of the funniest people we know. They make all of [...]

10 Diversion Tactics Manipulative People Use to Silence You

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Many times people who were in a relationship with manipulative people did not realise it until they left it. Only then, when they looked back objectively, did it become clear the extent of how much they had been degraded. This is because we try to make sense of manipulative people, such as narcissists, psychopaths and [...]

Paranoia and Schizophrenia Are More Common in Cities, Studies Find

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Are people with paranoia and schizophrenia more prevalent in some places than in others? I bet you never thought about this before, and it really doesn’t add to or take away from treating this disorder. What it does provide, however, is a glimpse into the environment that could play a role in illnesses such as [...]

11 Signs That Someone You Know Is Hiding Depression

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Have you ever thought that a friend or a relative of yours may be hiding depression? Depression is a monster, plain and simple, and there is no other way to look at this debilitating disease. Most people think that depression is easily recognizable too, but that’s not always the case. Some people move through this [...]

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