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Caroline Hindle is a freelance writer, editor, and translator based in the UK. She has an MA in Ancient World Studies but has a wide spectrum of interests, including philosophy, history, science, literature, politics, morality, and popular culture.

What Is the Halo Effect and 5 Ways It Distorts Your Perception of Others

By |2019-04-15T14:35:59+03:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever thought you could tell what a person was like just from a superficial impression of them? You might have been under the influence of the halo effect. This term refers to a tendency of people to make global evaluations of people they don’t know based on specific perceived characteristics. There are several [...]

10 Social Gatherings That Are a Living Nightmare for Any Introvert

By |2019-10-17T23:01:10+03:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World|Tags: , , , , , , |

Social gatherings, in general, are not an introvert’s strong point at the best of times, but there are certain ones that prove more intolerable than others. 1. Office Parties An office ‘party’ is an introvert’s living nightmare: one of those social gatherings that are inextricably linked with your survival. There’s no escaping a work do for [...]

3 Classic Novels That Perfectly Explain Why Modern Western Civilization Is Doomed

By |2019-10-17T23:08:43+03:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Some classic novels offer such extraordinary insight into the weaknesses of modern western civilization that they seem almost prophetic. 1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray is the first on my list of classic novels. True, it's not quite a sci-fi dystopia, but it offers insight into the traps that [...]

10 Traits an INFP Personality Type Will Immediately Relate to

By |2019-10-19T12:48:47+03:00March 5th, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

The INFP personality type, one of the 16 personality types described by the Myers-Briggs personality test, is one of the rarer personality types, found in 4% of the population. This personality is often called ‘the idealist’ or ‘the mediator’ and is characterized by a preference for introversion over extroversion, intuition over observation, feeling over thinking, [...]

7 Special Talents Introverts Didn’t Know They Had

By |2019-10-19T12:55:51+03:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

When we think of introverts, we don’t generally think of special talents. Skills and talents are usually the realm of the extrovert. If we’re going to be honest, being an introvert in an extrovert’s world has a number of crippling disadvantages. Life is spent trying to justify an explain away our inability to do things [...]

12 Struggles Only an Outgoing Introvert Will Understand

By |2019-10-19T13:02:41+03:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

How can there be such a thing as an outgoing introvert? That’s absurd, right? Introversion and extroversion are terms popularized by Carl Jung to describe the different ways in which people direct their attention. Introverted people focus their attention inward toward inner stimuli, whereas extroverted people are more focused on the outer world and its [...]

10 Reasons Why Highly Intelligent People Have Poor Social Skills

By |2018-09-06T18:37:44+03:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you suspect that you're more intelligent than most people, while others assume that you're dumb or slow because of a lack of social skills? It can be really frustrating when people think there's something deficient about you because you're not as glib and superficially quick-witted as they are. You're not alone. Highly intelligent people [...]

7 Ways the System Creates New Generations of Stupid Kids

By |2019-10-19T13:54:36+03:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |

It’s said that school is a microcosm of society. A society that elevates stupidity will have a school system that creates stupid kids. Schools should prepare adults for entry into adult society. And that’s precisely what it does. The school system as we know it in the West prepares children for survival in the society [...]