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  • toxic positivity signs

4 Signs of Toxic Positivity That Ruins Your Life and How to Avoid It

By |2019-10-27T13:23:48+02:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toxic positivity is a fairly new phenomenon. It has appeared almost directly as a result of the “good life” social media image and the rise of mental health awareness. In theory, more awareness and concern for mental health is a great thing. We've worked so hard to achieve global concern, but has it gone too [...]

  • hot-cold empathy gap

Hot-Cold Empathy Gap: the Hidden Root of Judgments and Misunderstandings

By |2019-10-22T23:53:44+02:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you have a hard time understanding the actions of others, you may be suffering from the hot-cold empathy gap. Psychologists are constantly trying to understand human behavior. However, it can be almost impossible to predict how an individual will act in a given situation. We can even struggle to rationalize our own behavior upon [...]

  • Jumping to Conclusions

3 Signs You Are Jumping to Conclusions Too Quickly and How to Stop

By |2019-10-15T14:30:00+02:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

The phrase ‘jumping to conclusions’ is a familiar one, but have you ever stopped to think how much this process is effecting your mental health? In fact, this mindset is a huge factor in facilitating social anxiety and delusional disorders and can have detrimental effects not only on your mental health but on your relationships [...]

  • hostile attribution bias

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+02:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]

  • road rage psychology

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

By |2019-09-19T14:33:48+02:00September 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? [...]

  • survivorship bias

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

By |2019-09-13T21:29:04+02:00September 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. [...]

  • negativity bias

What Is Negativity Bias and 6 Ways It Secretly Affects Your Perception

By |2019-08-23T13:39:03+02:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever wondered by the negative things always stick in your mind more than the positive? The reason is negativity bias. What is negativity bias and why are we prone to it? It’s common to hold on to the negative things said about us rather than the compliments we receive. They can stay on your mind [...]

  • planning fallacy avoid

What Is Planning Fallacy and 4 Ways You Can Avoid It

By |2019-08-23T13:40:56+02:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

If you feel your organization skills are somewhat lacking, you may be falling victim to the planning fallacy. We are all guilty of mistaken planning, leaving us rushing to meet deadlines and finish tasks we thought we had plenty of time to finish. However, it happens to some of us more than others. If you [...]