How Constructive Criticism Differs from Bullying and Unhealthy Criticism

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…

Schizoid Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Ways to Deal with It

Schizoid personality disorder is a very uncommon clinical diagnosis worldwide. The symptoms of this diagnosis have to do with the way in which a person perceives or thinks of the world around them. As a result, the person’s symptoms have the ability to affect his or her overall quality of…

How Your Inner Critic Sabotages Your Growth and 5 Strategies to Deal with It

We all have an inner critic. It is completely natural to have one, but the problem is when it starts to hinder our growth. In a society strongly marked by consumerism, we often have the tendency - in some instances, an exaggerated one - to compare ourselves to our friends,…

How to Deal with Negative Comments about Your Work and Turn Them into Motivation

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent ages planning and executing a project, only for someone to tell you about a minute detail you’ve missed. Or they tell you ways they would do it differently. But, you can turn negative comments into a learning and development experience. Here's how. Negative comments:…

Beck’s Cognitive Triad and How It Can Help You Heal the Root of Depression

Beck's cognitive triad is one of the most influential theories to determine the root cause of depressive disorders and offer ways to cope with them. First of all, we should mention that depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. That’s why substantial efforts have been made to determine…

6 Ways Adult Children of Alcoholics Struggle Later in Life

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,…

Golden Child in a Narcissistic Family and What Lies behind a Perfect Image

At first sight, a golden child may look like the perfect child who is likely to have a successful life. But are things really that perfect? Before we talk about the phenomenon of a golden child, let’s mention that every parent has dreams for their child. Parents plan for the…

8 Toxic Personal Beliefs That Are Holding You Back in Life

Great experiences do not happen to those who mentally trap themselves through their personal beliefs or the beliefs of others. Each path through life is different, so there are many ways to achieve your goals and dreams. When we put stipulations and boundaries upon ourselves, we lead dull lives with…