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Margaret is a freelance writer and tutor. She spends her time reading and writing, hoping to learn why people act the way they do. She is a lifelong fan of both philosophy and fantasy.

The Psychology of Anchoring and How It Affects Your Ideas & Decisions

By |2019-08-23T13:41:25+03:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Anchoring in psychology is a specific cognitive bias. It takes the form of individuals grabbing hold of the one piece of information they heard first, to the detriment of other information. You might know this as ‘first impressions’ – when someone relies on their own first idea of a person or situation. How the psychology [...]

9 Signs of a Narcissistic Father: Were You Raised by a Narcissist?

By |2019-10-16T23:05:07+03:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people have had a narcissistic father. Narcissism is everywhere, unfortunately. It has been present in the past, and it will be present in the future. It can ruin people’s lives, not least because it can be difficult to see. Narcissistic parents can ruin the entire course of their children’s lives. This article provides some [...]

Decision-Making Styles and How to Figure Out Which One to Use

By |2019-10-16T22:55:36+03:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

We make choices every day. While we may not utilise particular decision-making styles for each trivial decisions, we will for others. We will do it for decisions that will have further-reaching consequences, for example, or consequences for people beyond yourself. These situations are the ones that require specific methods for dealing with them. Everybody has their [...]

7 Wise Audrey Hepburn Quotes That Will Inspire and Motivate You

By |2019-10-06T00:10:31+03:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Audrey Hepburn's quotes are not seen nearly enough. We’re all used to thinking of her as the wonderful film star who breathed life into films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sabrina (a personal favourite, I have to say). But she was a smart woman on top of that and left us many pearls of [...]

6 Ways Being an Only Child Can Affect You & Your Relationships Later in Life

By |2019-10-16T22:53:01+03:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Being an only child has its good points and bad points. On the bright side, there is no risk of what has come to be known as middle child syndrome! Unfortunately, there are huge advantages to being part of a larger family. These outweigh many of the risks. Growing up as an only child affects [...]

How to Deal with Guilt by Getting to the Root of Your Feelings

By |2019-10-05T13:10:06+03:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is the feeling of guilt. We have all experienced guilt at some point in our lives. And we all need to know how to cope with it. Sure, it's appropriate to feel guilty after doing something that deserves remorse. However, problems may arise if [...]

7 INTJ Personality Traits Most People Think Are Weird and Confusing

By |2019-10-16T22:44:03+03:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , |

People with INTJ personality are quite rare, and some of their traits and behaviors can be confusing. This article contains some of the ways in which INTJ personalities can be different from others and some explanations of this. The way people with INTJ personality traits interact with the world can be very strange to those [...]

What Is a Positive Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-16T22:31:41+03:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

What is a positive bias, you ask? It is a tendency in humans to overestimate when good things will happen. There is even a specific use of this term in research. It refers to when someone in research only publishes positive outcomes. A positive bias is normally seen as a good thing – surely, it’s [...]