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Emotional Empathy, Emotional Intelligence and Psychopathy: What’s the Link?

By | 2018-06-14T23:21:38+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot of psychological terms bandied about that appear to have very similar meanings. Take, for instance, emotional empathy and emotional intelligence, aren’t they kind of the same thing? Actually, they are completely different but both can relate to psychopathy. Let’s look at emotional empathy first. What Is Emotional Empathy? Emotional empathy is where [...]

7 Emotion-Focused Coping Techniques That Work Wonders for Anxiety and Stress

By | 2018-05-24T14:56:31+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anxiety and stress feed off your emotions, wouldn’t you say? That’s why emotion-focused coping techniques are the best ways to beat these villains before they can cause severe damage. No one likes being stressed out or filled with anxiety. Although anxiety can become so bad that it transforms into a disorder, it can still be [...]

6 Signs of Insecurity Which Show That You Don’t Know Who You Are

By | 2018-05-19T18:52:10+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Insecurity can show up in many ways, including arrogance or low self-esteem, to name just two. Ultimately, insecurity comes from the ego and shows that you do not accept yourself the way you are. The following signs of insecurity indicate that you should get to know and love yourself better. Insecurity comes from our fear of 'not [...]

6 Things That Kill Self-Esteem in Children and What to Do to Boost It

By | 2018-05-19T13:39:48+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Self-esteem in children can be negatively affected by certain things their parents do, without even realizing that. Are you guilty of any of these parenting behaviours? Self-esteem in children is much more vulnerable than it is in adults. For this reason, some early childhood experiences and parenting habits may have a profound effect on later [...]

What Is Learned Helplessness and How It Explains Why People Give Up on Life

By | 2018-05-19T12:36:04+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learned helplessness is a psychological phenomenon whereby humans and animals who believe they have no control over a situation will give up. The term learned helplessness was first coined in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier. They were continuing work first carried out by Ivan Pavlov regarding avoidance-conditioning in [...]

4 Early Signs of Autism All New Parents Should Know

By | 2018-06-06T16:03:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

All new parents should be aware of the early signs of autism, given the growing prevalence of this condition among the children today. According to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, around one in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parenting a child who is on the spectrum [...]

5 Reasons Why Children’s Mental Health and Brain Development Are Failing in Today’s Society

By | 2018-05-17T17:40:10+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Does our modern lifestyle help or hinder children’s mental health? There are some people that believe it definitely hinders and can actually affect brain development. So it is true that children's mental health is failing in today’s society, especially when they have so much more to hand than previous generations? I remember being told to [...]

Feeling Mentally Drained? 3 Non-Obvious Things That Cause Mental Fatigue

By | 2018-05-15T15:33:24+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Feeling mentally drained or fatigued is something that we all will have to cope with at some point in our life. There are a number of very obvious causes, usually physical and biological ones, that most people will understand as the underlying cause of feeling emotionally or mentally drained. These are factors such as a [...]