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

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…

5 Examples of Herd Mentality and How to Avoid Falling into It

It’s easy to fall into the herd mentality without even thinking. Following the leader isn’t always good. People may not be animals, but they still often exhibit a herd mentality. What this means is they tend to congregate in groups to perform certain objectives or uphold common beliefs. There are…

Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory and What It Reveals about Today’s Society

Brexit has caused deep divisions in households in the UK. In France, the ‘gilets jaunes’ are threatening to bring the country to a standstill over rising fuel costs. Can conflict theory help us understand why? If you’ve noticed that the world seems to be getting a lot less tolerant these…

5 Types of Internal Conflict and How to Resolve Them & Make Wise Decisions

What is an internal conflict? An internal conflict is a psychological struggle whereby someone finds himself or herself in difficulty when making a decision during a personal situation. You are grappling with an internal conflict if you are caught between (usually two) choices that are conflicting desires. It is a…

4 Communication Styles and How to Use Each of Them Effectively

Don’t just approach someone and speak. Learn communication styles to get your point across much easier. You might see communication as a fairly simple part of life. The truth is, there are many different communication styles which people use. Now, I don’t mean styles like aggressive or passive communication, rather…

5 Conflict Resolution Strategies That Work Best for Introverts and Empaths

Conflict resolution strategies are never easy to find, but they are even harder for people who don’t like conflict. If you are an introvert or an empath, you probably know this very well. Finding a way out of conflict can be difficult as an empath or an introvert, as neither…

How Karpman Drama Triangle Can Help You Resolve Conflict in Your Relationships

If you face conflict, you might want to consider the Karpman Drama Triangle in how you manage your response. The Drama Triangle is a concept developed by social scientist Stephen Karpman M.D. It defines the three roles people typically take on in high-conflict situations. These three roles are the victim,…

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive People and Stop Their Toxic Influence

If there are passive-aggressive people in your life, you will want to know how to deal with them. Those of us who are straight-talking and no-nonsense types, nothing gets on our nerves more than passive-aggressive people. It is one of the most insidious and underhand ways of dealing with conflict.…