What Is Psychological Repression and How It Secretly Affects You and Your Health

By | 2018-03-12T21:18:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Psychological repression is a defense mechanism in which we unconsciously push away painful or traumatic memories, thoughts or desires. This also includes aggressive or sexual urges. We repress these unpleasant thoughts and memories so that we can lead a relatively normal life. Psychological repression is an unconscious act. If we consciously push distressing thoughts to [...]

3 Ways Journal Writing Benefits Your Mental Health and Personal Growth

By | 2018-03-03T09:18:09+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Journal writing can be more beneficial to mental health and personal development than you realize. This article looks at the ways how keeping a journal can change your life for the better. In this modern world, it can be very hard not to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of a working week. You [...]

7 Types of Drugs and What Personalities They Attract, According to Science

By | 2018-03-01T20:32:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do different kinds of personality attract certain types of drugs, or do people that become addicted simply have an addictive personality? Will someone who is addicted to cocaine, for instance, be as likely to become addicted to alcohol? Or is it our personalities that dictate what types of drugs we are most likely to take? [...]

4 Types of Mental Illness That Can Be Predicted in Childhood

By | 2018-02-26T21:20:41+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible to predict certain types of mental illness in adults from childhood behaviour? Are there signs in childhood that can indicate what types of mental illness an adult will be predisposed to? Experts think there are. So what types of mental illness are we talking about? 1. Depression Depression in adults has been [...]

7 Feeling Lonely Quotes That Give a True Definition of Loneliness

By | 2018-02-24T20:16:53+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Being alone and feeling lonely are two different things. These feeling lonely quotes explain the depths of true loneliness and despair. I’ve been in a house full of people at times and I have been alone for days, even weeks on other occasions. What I have found is that loneliness doesn’t come from lack of [...]

10 Things a Drama Queen Will Do to Control Your Life

By | 2018-02-16T18:39:54+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you to describe a drama queen, you’d probably say attention-seeking, hysterical and makes a huge fuss about things. You might even know a drama queen and view their behaviour as a little irritating but hardly cause for concern. But what if I told you that drama queens use their unreasonable behaviour in [...]

How to Calm Anxiety as an Empath (and Why Empaths Are More Prone to It)

By | 2018-02-07T21:59:07+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Empaths often experience a lot of anxiety in their lives. There are several reasons for this, but luckily, it is possible to learn how to calm anxiety with the following techniques. Empaths pick up on the emotions of others. While this a great gift to have, it has a shadow side. Empaths are prone to [...]

What Is Sublimation in Psychology and How It Secretly Directs Your Life

By | 2018-02-09T20:20:00+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sublimation in psychology is a defense mechanism where negative urges and impulses are channelled into socially accepted behaviour. Sigmund Freud first coined the term sublimation after reading ‘The Harz Journey’ by Heinrich Heine. The book told the story of a boy who cut off the tails from dogs and in later life became a respected surgeon. [...]