About Ruth Newton, M.A., B.A.

Ruth has a diverse background in writing and film production. With a degree in English Literature from the Goldsmiths, University of London and a master of arts degree in Documentary Film from the University of Sussex, she has written plays, magazine articles and TV scripts. She has a passion for the arts and healthy living.
  • sociopathic liar

How to Spot a Sociopathic Liar and Why You Should Stay away from Them

By |2019-10-17T22:53:20+03:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Don’t get caught out by a manipulative liar, especially when they have sociopathic tendencies. Look out for these signs and steer well clear. What is a sociopathic liar? Unfortunately, they come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. The unsuspecting romantic partner, work colleague or internet fraudster can all turn out to be [...]

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How to Learn to Go with the Flow When Everything Goes Wrong

By |2019-10-17T22:53:28+03:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Life has a habit of getting on top of us. We are all trying to balance jobs with family and social commitments, so when something goes wrong, you need to know when to go with the flow. However, despite the best intentions, having a more relaxed attitude toward something just doesn’t come easy to some [...]

  • psychology of conformity

The Psychology of Conformity or Why Do We Have the Need to Fit in?

By |2019-10-17T22:53:34+03:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

What are the answers to the psychology of conformity? Why exactly do we do it? In today's crowded society, we all seek to find something about ourselves that is unique. However, by its very definition, conformity means to change behaviours in order to fit in with the people around you. We want to be unique, [...]

  • Karpman Drama Triangle

How Karpman Drama Triangle Can Help You Resolve Conflict in Your Relationships

By |2019-10-17T22:53:41+03:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you face conflict, you might want to consider the Karpman Drama Triangle in how you manage your response. The Drama Triangle is a concept developed by social scientist Stephen Karpman M.D. It defines the three roles people typically take on in high-conflict situations. These three roles are the victim, the persecutor and the rescuer. [...]

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5 Superpowers Avid Readers Have, According to Scientific Studies

By |2019-10-17T22:53:48+03:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reading is pretty cool. It can provide us with an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday lives. It can also educate us and teach us new experiences. But, there are many studies which show avid readers can develop their personalities – some would say into superpowers! What are the benefits of being an avid reader? [...]

  • root causes of anger

The Root Causes of Anger That Could Be Hiding in Your Subconscious

By |2019-10-17T22:53:56+03:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Are we getting angrier? Maybe. Or, perhaps there are just more reasons to be angry around. As our lives get busier, we try and speed up to fit everything in. So if anything gets in our way, it can easily try our patience. But, what are the causes of anger and what can we do to try [...]

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How to Deal with Negative Comments about Your Work and Turn Them into Motivation

By |2019-10-17T22:54:02+03:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent ages planning and executing a project, only for someone to tell you about a minute detail you’ve missed. Or they tell you ways they would do it differently. But, you can turn negative comments into a learning and development experience. Here's how. Negative comments: the first bite Quite often, our [...]

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What Are Active Listening Skills and 3 Science-Backed Ways to Develop Them

By |2019-10-17T22:54:10+03:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

There is something replacing the art of conversation – and that is the art of listening. A number of psychologists and linguists have worked hard to find the balance of what makes a good listener. It seems active listening skills play a huge part. Being an active listener can help you be a better communicator [...]