Everything you need to know about dark personalities, manipulators, and abusers. Learn to recognize them and understand their game before it even starts.

Egocentric, Egotistical or Narcissistic: What’s the Difference?

Everyone is a little egocentric. Experts say that being a little egocentric is healthy. Well-adjusted human beings learn to manage it when they become adults. Consequently, some people show more self-centeredness than others. You may have a friend who's more self-interested than most. How would you know if he or she…

Sandbagging: a Sneaky Tactic Manipulators Use to Get Anything They Want from You

Sandbagging is used in competitive sports, careers and even social situations. It’s a form of manipulation used to gain the upper hand, and it's subtly devious. I became familiar with sandbagging some years ago. This form of manipulation is unlike any other tactic used by narcissists and toxic individuals. In…

Some People Have Their Brains Wired to Take Advantage of Others, Study Shows

When someone shows kindness or fairness, some or even most people try to take advantage of them, a recent study has found. One common goal that we all tend to have in life is the desire to achieve and succeed. Although this may seem like a great goal for all…

You Know You’ve Read Too Many Psychology Articles When You Do These 10 Things

What is it about psychology articles that gets us intrigued? Mention that you have an interest in psychology and you’re likely to get a response like: “Oh are you going to analyse me?” Psychology is the tool in which we use to find answers about our own psyches, but is…

Here Is Why Wealthy People Are More Likely to Be Narcissists, According to a New Study

It's not a secret that many wealthy people feel more entitled and even exhibit the traits of narcissism. A recent study has found the reason why. Right before our eyes, the world is changing around us. With each passing day, technology advances and for some of us, so does our…

How to Deal with a Difficult Boss and Cope in a Toxic Work Environment

Working for a difficult boss may be tough. Here are some tips on how to deal with toxic people in your workplace. We spend much of our waking moments engaged in work-related activities. For most of us, we work in an office environment in which we have a superior. If…

What Are the Dark Triad Traits and How to Spot Them in Someone You Know

The term Dark Triad may seem like words out of a crime novel. However, they refer to personality traits that make people magnets for conflict and disagreement. These negative qualities are a concern because they destroy relationships and compromise overall well-being. The good news is that there are saving graces.…