4 Types of Mental Illness That Can Be Predicted in Childhood

Is it possible to predict certain types of mental illness in adults from childhood behavior? Are there signs in childhood that can indicate what types of mental illness an adult will be predisposed? Experts think there are. So what forms of mental illness are we talking about? 1. Depression Depression…

6 Gaslighting Techniques Manipulators Use to Make You Feel Crazy

There are some sneaky gaslighting techniques dark personalities use to make their victims feel crazy. It is, therefore, important to recognize the signs of gaslighting before it’s too late. Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and their words and actions have made you feel like you are…

Eye Movements When Lying: Reality or Myth?

Can your eye movements reveal whether you are telling the truth or not? Some body language experts believe a person exhibits certain eye movements when lying, but others disagree. This association between eye movements and lying first came about with the emergence of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 1972. NLP founders John…

What Is Psychological Splitting and How You May Be Using It without Even Knowing

Psychological splitting is also known as all-or-nothing or black-and-white thinking. Psychological splitting is an unconscious process whereby a person tends to view themselves and their life in extremes. Everything is either good or bad, and there are no grey areas. Typically, psychological splitting is about having polarising beliefs. This is…

What Is Sublimation in Psychology and How It Secretly Directs Your Life

Sublimation in psychology is a defense mechanism where negative urges and impulses are channelled into socially accepted behaviour. Sigmund Freud first coined the term sublimation after reading ‘The Harz Journey’ by Heinrich Heine. The book told the story of a boy who cut off the tails from dogs and in later…

What Does Dreaming of Someone Dying Mean? 8 Possible Interpretations

Dreaming of someone dying can mean all kinds of things. Dreams regarding death can have many different connotations. However, many people believe that dreaming of someone dying is a bad omen. It could be a premonition of the person dying in real life. Death dreams usually signify an end to…

10 Signs You Have Bottled Up Emotions (and How They Secretly Affect You)

Bottled up emotions can affect your life in unexpected ways. For this reason, it’s important to recognize if you repressing your emotions too much. We all have moments where it is better to repress our emotions rather than articulate every single feeling we experience. Our society dictates that we should…