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  • death drive

What Is Freud’s Death Drive and How It Governs Your Life

By |2020-02-29T20:09:30+02:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that feels a little frisson or thrill whenever you hear about a major fatality? Don’t worry, you’re not a psychopath, but you might just be confirming Freud’s death drive. Sigmund Freud's Life Instinct and Death Drive Sigmund Freud theorised that we all have two major opposing forces working within [...]

  • broken people kindest

Why the Most Broken People Are Usually the Kindest

By |2020-02-28T22:55:58+02:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

It’s not the sheltered individual that becomes the nicest person in adulthood. It’s the broken people who have the kindest hearts. Trauma, heartache, and pain can hold us back if we let them, but they can make us stronger too. These experiences that create damaged people can also create kind and appreciative people as well. [...]

  • Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: a Curious Cognitive Effect

By |2020-02-27T22:43:17+02:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever learned about a new word, fact, idea or product and subsequently see it everywhere around you? This curious cognitive effect is known as the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. So, is it just a coincidence? Or is there a scientific explanation behind this phenomenon? In this post, we take a look at what the Baader-Meinhof [...]

  • Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control

Key Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control

By |2020-02-29T17:17:08+02:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

When something goes wrong in your life, do you tend to blame yourself or someone else? Psychologists call this type of ‘blaming’ or ‘attribution of success or failure’ our Internal and External Locus of Control. Sounds complicated, right? Well, it’s not, and it can affect how happy your life is. So what is this locus [...]

  • people who talk too much

How to Deal with People Who Talk Too Much as an Introvert

By |2020-02-25T17:54:58+02:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , |

We all have that one friend. They are great fun; you have a lot in common and enjoy spending time together. The big problem is that they never stop talking! So why do some people talk too much and how to deal with them, especially if you are an introvert?` Why do people talk incessantly? [...]

  • projective identification definition examples

What Is Projective Identification & How It Works in Everyday Life

By |2020-02-25T17:07:26+02:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Projective identification is a complex psychological phenomenon that can be used as a defense mechanism and as a tool of interpersonal communication. In this post, we will explore how this theory is defined and consider some examples of how it works in everyday life. What is projection? To understand projective identification more deeply, we need [...]

  • perfection paralysis

3 Signs of Perfection Paralysis and How to Overcome It

By |2020-02-24T13:22:51+02:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

I think it would be fair to say that we’ve all struggled with perfection paralysis at least once in our lives. We’ve all wanted so badly to be perfect that we haven’t been able to do anything at all. It is a fairly common experience to be so afraid of being less than perfect that [...]

  • blame shifting signs

5 Signs of Blame Shifting and How to Deal with It

By |2020-02-23T13:35:21+02:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the things I despise the most is someone who can never take responsibility for their actions. Blame shifting is their second nature. I hate to admit that I’m way too familiar with blame-shifting. For years of my life, I thought everything was my fault, even when obviously it wasn’t – it was complete [...]