Dealing with Social Anxiety in a Social Situation: What It’s Like and How to Cope

By | 2018-03-10T14:28:27+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Dealing with social anxiety is never easy - you feel as if you’re in a spotlight all the time. What makes it worse is most people don’t understand, and thus cannot offer help. Being nervous is normal, but dealing with social anxiety is not. Everyone gets scared from time to time, especially giving speeches or [...]

8 Small Talk Topics That Are a Living Nightmare for Every Introvert

By | 2018-02-26T17:51:34+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Most introverts hate small talk. They would much rather have a meaningful conversation. Conversely, they can also feel pressured to reveal more about themselves than they would like in social situations. This makes most small talk topics a nightmare for introverts. However, small talk is often an essential part of getting to know people better. Luckily, [...]

What Is Red Herring Fallacy and How to Use It to Win Any Argument

By | 2018-02-14T13:11:39+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

Politicians will do anything to avoid answering a question directly. They use a multitude of avoidance tactics in their rhetoric, including red herring fallacy. But what does this term actually mean and how can we use it to master everyday conversations? Red herring fallacy occurs when someone deliberately introduces an irrelevant subject into a discussion in order to divert [...]

What Is Sublimation in Psychology and How It Secretly Directs Your Life

By | 2018-02-09T20:20:00+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sublimation in psychology is a defense mechanism where negative urges and impulses are channelled into socially accepted behaviour. Sigmund Freud first coined the term sublimation after reading ‘The Harz Journey’ by Heinrich Heine. The book told the story of a boy who cut off the tails from dogs and in later life became a respected surgeon. [...]

How to Make Friends with Like-Minded People While Being an Introvert

By | 2018-01-30T14:08:44+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you an introvert or empath who finds it hard to socialize? You need advice on how to make friends. Reaching out to others is a significant challenge for those who are introverted, and their difficulties may seem trivial. But they aren't. Introverts just need some sound advice on how to make friends. The good [...]

4 Biographical Movies That Will Make You Learn History and Think about Life

By | 2018-01-20T23:36:17+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Biographical movies are a very popular genre in the movie industry. Who doesn't like watching an emotive story that has extra gravity because the events actually happened and the people actually existed? The problem with Hollywood biographical movies though, even those reportedly based on true stories, is how accurate they are. Sometimes, film-makers distort the [...]

4 Behavioral Psychology Experiments That Suggest We Don’t Have Free Will

By | 2017-12-22T11:42:44+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Behavioral psychology reveals some really disturbing truths about the human nature. These experiments show that we don’t really have free will. We all like to think of ourselves as going through life, making important decisions without influence from external forces. But there are some behavioral psychology experiments that suggest we can be swayed into certain [...]

8 Ways People Who Are Attracted to Intelligence Are Different from Everyone Else

By | 2017-12-12T18:26:10+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , |

In today’s shallow society which values appearance over substance, people who are attracted to intelligence are not so many. However, smart guys are incredibly attractive, no matter what they look like, even if not many people actually see it this way. Being attracted to intelligence rather than physical appearance actually says a lot about you [...]