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Recent scientific findings and technological advances. Interesting facts and controversial theories about Human, Earth and the Universe

The Schizoid Personality and the People Who Don’t Want to Fit in

By |2019-08-22T22:35:56+03:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

If you are familiar with psychology, then you may have heard the term ‘schizoid personality disorder’. It is a type of personality disorder in which the individual has a consistent pattern of emotional flatness and detachment from social relationships. In fact, it is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and [...]

What the Psychology of Values and Beliefs Reveals about Human Beings

By |2019-08-22T13:22:01+03:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

What do you believe in? What are your main values in life? You might take a few minutes to answer those questions. However, if I asked you to think about where your values and beliefs came from, would you find that more difficult? How do we acquire our values and beliefs and why are they [...]

Where the Fear of Public Speaking Comes from and 6 Techniques to Beat It

By |2019-08-18T12:10:13+03:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

One of the worst anxieties to control is the fear of public speaking. There are ways to beat this fear, however, and be successful. I remember about a decade ago in college when I had to complete speech class. It was part of my prerequisites for my degree. Oh, I was terrified, and to make [...]

What’s the Difference Between Being Introverted and Shy, According to Science?

By |2019-08-13T13:00:56+03:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

How would you feel if I asked you to be the host at a prestigious party? What about public speaking? Do you see them as a challenge or do they make you feel like being sick? The chances are if it’s the latter, you’re probably a shy person. But are you introverted as well? More [...]

How Pathological Lying (Pseudologia Fantastica) Ruins Relationships

By |2019-08-15T13:39:38+03:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

So many friendships and relationships have been destroyed by pathological lying. Sometimes it’s hard to see the truth of those lies. With pathological lying, there is usually an underlying personality disorder. Yes, people lie, and I lie too…gasp. But telling lies every once in a while and being a liar are two different things. Pseudologia [...]

5 Signs of Toxic Adult Children and How to Deal with Them

By |2019-08-13T14:30:32+03:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

With little effort on their part, toxic adult children are able to make others miserable with their dysfunctional traits. What’s worse than unruly children? I think that would be adults who act like children, those who have toxic traits and ruin the lives of others. And yes, they do this. And where does this behavior [...]

Why Do We Find Vulnerable People Attractive, According to Psychology?

By |2019-08-12T18:34:35+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is it about vulnerable people that draws us in and makes us want to comfort and protect them? Moreover, why are they attractive to us? In the past, those that showed their vulnerability were mocked and shunned for being weak. These days, you only have to spill your guts and we gravitate around. We [...]

Why Are We as Lonely and Depressed as Never Before? 6 Science-Backed Reasons

By |2019-08-08T17:50:38+03:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

People seem lonely and depressed even more so than in past times. Can science help us understand why? Depression has always been a melancholy friend, but it didn't seem to take as much precedent then as it does today. Loneliness and depression seem to be in every household now, leading to feelings of hopelessness and [...]