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How to Not Take Things Personally When You Are a Sensitive Person

By |2019-10-16T19:32:58+03:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether you’re easily offended or not, you have to learn how to not take things personally. Just let some things go. Dealing with criticism and negative feedback is no easy task for some people. While one person may brush off less than attractive comments, others may dwell on words for long periods of time and [...]

6 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence and How It Distorts Your Perception & Behavior

By |2019-10-14T18:12:10+03:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

High emotional intelligence is increasingly being linked to overall life success. Rather than the standard cognitive intelligence (IQ) test, research suggests that emotional intelligence (or ‘EQ’) is more important in determining an individual’s success when it comes to work, relationships and general well-being. On the flip side, low emotional intelligence can be inhibiting and distort [...]

When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

By |2019-09-27T15:39:02+03:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old age? As a matter of [...]

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? [...]

What Is Pygmalion Effect and How It Can Bring Positive Results

By |2019-07-02T20:02:42+03:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

In a position of power, how you treat those below you makes a huge difference, as proved by the Pygmalion Effect. Whether we are looking after children, managing staff, or coaching a team, our behavior has a direct influence. It is all too easy to see some as more capable than others, and some as [...]

The Art of Constructive Feedback: How to Give and Receive It

By |2019-06-16T01:05:22+03:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Few people are likely to raise their hands with an enthusiastic 'me' when it comes to receiving criticism. But those who are advocates of it know that constructive feedback is not only useful but also essential. People don't love feedback too much because they are unfortunate recipients of crippling criticism - the kind that makes [...]

6 Common Toxic People Traits: Does Anyone in Your Life Have Them?

By |2019-10-03T22:21:53+03:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The traits of toxic people can be very hard to identify, particularly with the rise of anonymity on the internet. When is somebody just kind of a bad influence, and when are they truly toxic? When is somebody just in a bad mood, or not dealing with stress well, or just toxic? Is there any [...]

How Constructive Criticism Differs from Bullying and Unhealthy Criticism

By |2018-10-05T20:15:45+03:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Being bullied or overly-criticized can cause damage in life. However, constructive criticism can actually help you grow and become stronger. I’ve been bullied before, most during my childhood in primary school. I was criticized daily and called names. I did suffer damage from this treatment, some that still linger and cause me problems today. I [...]