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How to Deal with a Narcissistic Mother and Limit Her Toxic Influence

By |2019-09-21T16:10:47+03:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your mother may be different than others and exhibit toxic traits. You have a narcissistic mother, there are ways to deal with her and set healthy boundaries in your relationship. From a personal standpoint, I didn’t have a narcissistic mother. Those traits came from my father. However, I do know many women who did have [...]

The Psychology of Road Rage Explained: Why Do We Get Mad When Driving?

By |2019-09-19T14:33:48+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever shouted obscenities at a passing driver for the smallest thing but felt completely justified? Are you usually mild-mannered but find that behind the wheel of a car you're a totally different person? You’re probably prone to road rage. But what causes it and why do normal people react in this aggressive way? [...]

What Is Emotional Hijacking? How to Recognize It and Deal with It

By |2019-09-18T21:29:49+03:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by a situation that your normal reasoning processes are bypassed and you react in an irrational way? If so, you may have fallen victim to emotional hijacking. Emotional hijacking is a state where our emotions interfere with the functioning of our brain to the extent where it can result [...]

Are You Feeling Numb? 7 Things That Could Cause This and How to Cope

By |2019-09-16T20:47:27+03:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Wow! How’d you know? I am feeling numb. I go through stages that always seem to lead back to this place. Feelings of numbness come and go, sometimes without warning. Their random tingling slips into our minds and leaves us as if we’re floating in a pool of nothing. Could it be? Well, feeling numb [...]

Schadenfreude and the Psychology of This Dark State That We All Experience

By |2019-09-15T14:57:23+03:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Schadenfreude. Morrissey nailed it when he wrote the song “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful,” and you know what – I agree with him. There’s an instant feeling of warm satisfaction when someone you know didn’t get that important promotion, or they split up from their partner, or you find out that it [...]

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-09-13T21:29:04+03:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are in the middle of WWII. [...]

Study: What Your Spending Habits Reveal about Your Personality

By |2019-09-08T12:17:31+03:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

What do you spend your money on? I don’t mean the essentials in life like food, bills and rent. I mean, what do you love to buy? Do you buy material things like books, clothes, music or jewellery? Or do you prefer to purchase experiences like holidays, theatre tickets or trips to the cinema or [...]

3 Neglected Social Anxiety Causes That Could Explain Your Mental Issues

By |2019-09-05T17:51:12+03:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Social anxiety is a common mental disorder in today’s world. According to estimates, around 7% of the US population were diagnosed in the past year while about 12% of American adults experience the symptoms at some point in their lives. What causes social anxiety? It is not totally clear what is hiding behind this mental [...]