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Janey Davies is a sub-editor of the website Learning-mind.com and a professional writer who has been published online for over 10 years. She has suffered from a panic disorder for over 30 years, which led her to an interest in human psychology. Looking to cure her own phobia prompted her to study and receive an Honours degree in Psychology with the Open University. Janey uses the experiences of her own anxiety to offer help and advice to others dealing with mental health issues. Her particular interests lie in phobias, criminology, dream analysis, and unlocking the potential of the mind. Janey has also published a psychological science-fiction novel “The Big Secret”. To relax, she walks her dogs, reads true-life crime novels, and listens to music. Connect with Janey on Linkedin.

9 Defense Mechanisms People Commonly Hide Behind

Defense mechanisms are what some people use to defend themselves against unpleasant thoughts or feelings. Most defense mechanisms are rooted in our subconscious, which means we do not know when we are using them. In psychodynamic theory, psychologists describe defense mechanisms as a way of distancing ourselves from being fully…

8 Signs You Are an Introverted Narcissist, Not Just a Sensitive Introvert

Could you be an introverted narcissist? Below, you will find eight signs that might help you. Narcissism. It’s everywhere you look. From the endless selfies of today’s younger generation to the diva demands of precious celebrities. That’s the whole point with narcissists, they are easy to recognize. But what if…

Personality Psychology Reveals 10 Surprising Insights about Personality

These insights from personality psychology may seem surprising and weird at first, yet, they are based on actual scientific studies. With so many tests out there that measure personality traits, you would think that we pretty much know all there is to know about ourselves. But the science of personality…

Avoidant Personality Disorder: What Happens When the Fear of Rejection Grows into Mental Illness

Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is not just the everyday worries that the majority of us suffer from. We all fear rejection and embarrassment in social situations, these are classed as normal feelings, but what if you had a lifelong and deeply ingrained fear of being rejected that was so rooted…

Top 20 Weirdest and Rarest Mental Illnesses You Won’t Believe Exist

We've all heard of depression and anxiety, but when it comes to obscure mental illnesses, we're not so well-informed. The human mind is relatively unchartered territory, and incredibly complex, but despite this, psychiatrists have managed to catalogue some pretty unusual and unexpected mental illnesses. Here are just twenty of them:…

Passive-Aggressive Personality and How to Recognize It

A passive-aggressive personality is undoubtedly the most frustrating personality type to come across. By the time you’ve worked out that someone is being passive-aggressive, you have already thought that you were the one going mad. Passive-aggressive behaviour is defined as ‘indirect expression of hostility through passive methods.’ So how can…

What Is Psychological Projection and How to Find If Someone Is Using It on You

Narcissists are renowned for using psychological projection to blame other people, even when it is entirely apparent that they are the ones in the wrong. Whichever way they can, they will project the blame, stating that the other person made them do it, was responsible for their own bad behaviour or…

New Depression Treatment Is Ridiculously Obvious Yet Effective Even on Severe Patients

Effective yet underestimated depression treatment could help even patients suffering from severe depressive disorders. Many of us have felt sad at some point in our lives, but when these feelings intensify and last for longer than a few days, it could be an indication that you are suffering from depression.…