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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.

Brainwashing: Signs That You Are Being Brainwashed (Without Even Realizing It)

Hear the term brainwashing and you might think of government agents ‘turning’ unwilling spies against their own countries, or cult leaders using mind control to manipulate their followers. You might even go so far as to think of the term brainwashing in relation to propaganda spread during the First and…

What Do Dreams about Being Pregnant Mean? What Your Subconscious Mind Is Trying to Tell You

Have you ever had dreams about being pregnant? Did you wonder what this kind of dreams could possibly mean? Let's find out. We’ve all had dreams that are fairly easy to interpret. You know the ones I mean, where you turn up naked at some important event? Or someone is…

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:…