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7 Self-Defeating Behaviors of the Perfectionist Personality and How to Stop

By |2019-09-29T14:19:14+03:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you know anyone with the perfectionist personality? Well, you might recognize them from their unique behavior. Those who have a perfectionist personality don’t necessarily have a positive view of themselves. Of course, this depends on whether were speaking of adaptive or maladaptive perfectionism, which are two different forms of the behavior. While some are [...]

5 Signs You Have a Fixed Mindset and How You Can Challenge It

By |2019-08-04T15:20:06+03:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Is a success in life determined by your mindset? Some people can succeed despite having very difficult circumstances in their lives. Others seem to have trouble finding success even though they seem to have everything going for them. This comes down to a growth vs fixed mindset. Why do people have one or the other? [...]

How to Avoid People You Don’t Like or Know When You Are an Introvert

By |2019-07-24T17:00:21+03:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Over the years, I’ve learned how to avoid people. It’s all about skill, talent, and experience, I guess. I start thinking about Dr. Sueus when I chant my avoidance mantra in my head, “I will avoid you in the streets, I will avoid you in the park, I will avoid you all day long, and [...]

Why Avoidance Coping Can Be Unhealthy and How to Stop It

By |2019-07-18T16:30:52+03:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

It's natural to want to avoid anything uncomfortable, but this may lead you down a terrible path. Part of what makes us human is that we can define our existence by two things: Gaining pleasure and avoiding pain. We want to avoid anything that takes us out of our comfort zones and makes us feel [...]

7 Hidden Causes of Fear That Could Explain Why You Avoid Some Things in Life

By |2019-10-05T12:41:49+03:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We, as humans, are afraid of many things, sometimes developing severe phobias. So, what are the hidden causes of our fear? What are the reasons for these reactions? When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the forest surrounding my house, but only at night. During the day, I ran through the woods [...]

Why Avoidance Behavior Is Not a Solution for Your Anxiety and How to Stop It

By |2018-11-18T22:39:50+03:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re using avoidance behavior to stop anxious feelings, then think again. This type of action can actually make anxiety worse in the long run. I will have to say that I think of myself as the queen of avoidance behavior. I even pride myself on avoiding social situations at all costs in favor of [...]

8 Toxic Behaviors That May Arise from Your Anxiety or Depression

By |2018-09-20T20:43:48+03:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s not enough to suffer from anxiety or depression. Now, we’re realizing that these illnesses may even cause toxic behaviors. I live with depression and anxiety every day. It’s sometimes a struggle just to get out of bed. But, I am sure you’ve heard that before. You may have even felt the same way yourself. [...]

6 Ways Adult Children of Alcoholics Struggle Later in Life

By |2018-09-17T14:52:55+03:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adult children of alcoholics suffer far beyond those traumatic years of watching their parents destroy themselves. There are damages left behind. Statistics are startling. The truth is, over 6 million children grow up with one or both parents stricken by alcoholism. In 1970, ALCOA (adult children of alcoholics) was formed, which helped people cope with [...]