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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 [...]

How to Have Self-Control in Difficult Situations with 5 Strategies

By |2019-09-15T00:31:21+03:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

How different would your life look if you had better self-control? Learning how to have self-control is one of the most valuable skills a person can have. Improving it will go a long way in helping you handle difficult situations. Like anything, this is a skill that you can develop, but it can take some [...]

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. [...]

How to Stop Dwelling on Problems and Negative Thought Patterns

By |2019-09-12T20:58:02+03:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

One of the best things to do in life is to learn how to stop dwelling on negativity. It’s harder for some than others. Negativity slows us down, prevents us from reaching goals, and even kills our desires and dreams. So, it’s obvious that we should reduce negativity as much as possible. Now, I would [...]

6 Signs You Have Youngest Child Syndrome and How It Affects Your Life

By |2019-09-11T12:52:09+03:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does the way you act today come from the order in which you were born? Youngest child syndrome is a very real thing and can stay with people long after childhood. The birth order in a family can develop the traits and personalities displayed by each sibling. If you've displayed certain traits that can't be [...]

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 [...]

How to Develop Empathy in 6 Unconventional Science-Backed Ways

By |2019-09-04T16:59:37+03:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

If you’re not all that empathetic, you can learn to develop empathy. Science shows us how we can do this. Let’s start from the beginning. Perhaps you didn’t know, but empathy is noticed as early as 12 months of age. It also differs between genders as well. Parents raise their children in different ways, and [...]

The Psychology of Fight-or-Flight Response and How to Make It Work for You

By |2019-09-02T17:54:13+03:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Anyone who has suffered from anxiety or panic attacks will undoubtedly have heard of the fight-or-flight response. It’s a rush of adrenalin you get that prepares your body to flee a dangerous scenario or stay and defend yourself. So how can we use the psychology of fight-or-flight response to our advantage? The Origins of the [...]