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Andreea is a writer who is deeply passionate about the wonders of life, emotions, and psychology. She holds an honours bachelor of science degree in Psychology with Education from the University of South Wales. Her motto is, "What comes easy won't last long and what lasts long won't come easy." You can follow Andreea on Linkedin.

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

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,…

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

Even if you have never heard about the spotlight effect, it is likely that it influences your perception without you even realizing it. It 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?…

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

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…

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

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 all-or-nothing thinking means believing that things can be completely right or totally wrong, that people are either friends or foes,…

What Is Divergent Thinking, How to Find If You Have It & How to Develop It

Divergent thinking is about perceiving a situation or solving a problem in non-conventional ways. Are you a divergent thinker? The Theory of the Six Thinking Hats Creativity, as well as intelligence, is a general human feature. All people have a certain level of creativity. Most have medium-level creativity, but only…

Why Expressing Feelings Can Be Difficult for Introverts (and How to Learn to Do It)

Expressing feelings can be tough for introverts and there are some good reasons why. Fortunately, there are ways you can get better at this. About 30% of the global population is introverted. What does it mean to be an introvert and why can expressing feelings be a real struggle when…