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Andreea is a freelance writer who is deeply passionate about the wonders of life, emotions and psychology. Her motto is, "What comes easy won't last long and what lasts long won't come easy."

How Your Inner Critic Sabotages Your Growth and 5 Strategies to Deal with It

By |2018-09-17T14:21:53+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We all have an inner critic. It is completely natural to have one, but the problem is when it starts to hinder our growth. In a society strongly marked by consumerism, we often have the tendency - in some instances, an exaggerated one - to compare ourselves to our friends, colleagues, etc. This unhealthy habit [...]

What Is Psychological Deflection and How It Might Be Blocking Your Growth

By |2018-09-17T14:58:08+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Psychological deflection is often considered a narcissistic abuse tactic. However, you might be using it too without even knowing. Deflection, by definition, is a method of changing the course of an object, an emotion or thought from its original source. Psychological deflection is seen as a narcissistic abuse tactic used to control the mind and [...]

Beck’s Cognitive Triad and How It Can Help You Heal the Root of Depression

By |2018-11-23T21:19:11+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Beck's cognitive triad is one of the most influential theories to determine the root cause of depressive disorders and offer the ways to cope with them. Before we discuss Beck's cognitive triad, we should mention that depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. That’s why substantial efforts have been made to determine its [...]

What Is Empathic Communication and 6 Ways to Enhance This Powerful Skill

By |2018-09-05T23:02:03+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

The art of empathic communication can help you handle conflicts and form deep connections with other people. How do we master it? Although we communicate on a daily basis (either face to face or on social media) and we strive to do it the best we can, we feel we have not been heard or [...]

Golden Child in a Narcissistic Family and What Lies behind a Perfect Image

By |2018-11-23T21:19:11+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

At first sight, a golden child may look like the perfect child who is likely to have a successful life. But are things really that perfect? Before we talk about the phenomenon of a golden child, let’s mention that every parent has dreams for their child. Parents plan for the best education for their kids, [...]

What Is the Spotlight Effect and How It Alters Your Perception of Other People

By |2018-09-05T23:06:15+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Even if you have never heard about the spotlight effect, it is likely that it influences your perception without you even realizing it. The spotlight effect is a term in psychology which describes our tendency to think that everyone notices the nuances of our behaviour, appearance, etc. What Causes the Spotlight Effect? 1. Egocentrism Egocentrism is [...]

What Is an Inverted Narcissist and 7 Traits That Describe Their Behavior

By |2018-09-05T23:15:38+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , |

Inverted narcissist is not a widely known term. Below, there are some traits that explain the behaviour of an inverted narcissist. A narcissist has an overwhelming need for admiration and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. But have you ever heard the term inverted narcissist? Narcissistic personality disorder Individuals with the narcissistic personality disorder [...]

How Black-And-White Thinking Distorts Your Perception of Life and How to Stop It

By |2018-11-23T21:11:05+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

The black-and-white thinking divides reality into light and dark with a clean cut, canceling its complexity, ambiguity, and every nuance. It makes us think in terms of "all or nothing". Exercising black-and-white thinking means believing that things can be completely right or totally wrong, that people are either friends or foes, that the days are [...]