• Traits of Pessimistic People

5 Traits of Pessimistic People & Surprising Benefits of Being One

By |2020-06-01T20:29:51+03:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Personality|Tags: , |

A pessimist is somebody who always sees the negative side. Pessimistic people expect the worst and are generally seen as unhappy, gloomy individuals. However, how thin is the line between a pessimist and a realist? Traits of Pessimistic People 1. Always expecting the worst This can relate to anything; the outcome of a job interview, [...]

  • Mean World Syndrome signs

9 Signs You Have Mean World Syndrome & How to Fight It

By |2020-06-01T20:30:53+03:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

There’s an unwritten rule we all tend to assume. The rule is ‘the more violence a person views on TV, the more violent their tendencies are in real life’. But one person believed the reverse to be true. That in fact, the more violent the media, the more frightened we become. This is Mean World [...]

  • resilient people traits

6 Traits of Resilient People You Can Cultivate in Yourself

By |2020-06-06T16:10:18+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

What is it about resilient people that makes them able to handle any adversity? What can we learn from them to become resilient ourselves? Some may say that the key to success in life is the ability to be resilient. There are many other great attributes that make up a well-rounded person, but resiliency may [...]

  • practical wisdom

What Is Practical Wisdom, Why You Need It & How to Develop It

By |2020-06-01T20:44:25+03:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Many of us sometimes feel a bit lost. We can be paralyzed by decisions and end up feeling emotionally numb. Do you ever feel like you need to reconnect with some inner compass? The answer could be found in developing practical wisdom. But what exactly is practical wisdom? In this post, we will explore its [...]

  • intellectual humility

Why Intellectual Humility Is Important & How to Develop It

By |2020-06-01T20:47:42+03:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

We are all inclined to believe we know and understand more than we know. However, as the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was well aware, what we think we know is not really knowledge at all. We may well want to cling stubbornly to our beliefs and believe we are more correct than others. But people [...]

  • just-world hypothesis

Just-World Hypothesis & Examples of How It Fools You

By |2020-06-01T20:48:24+03:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Do you think that life is fair and that generally speaking, people get what they deserve? If so, you may have fallen victim to the Just-World Hypothesis. What Is the Just-World Hypothesis? The just-world hypothesis is a tendency to believe that the world is a just place and that we all end up with what [...]

  • story of your life narrative psychology

What Is the Story of Your Life? How You Tell It May Reveal Who You Are

By |2020-06-01T22:10:46+03:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

You might not often get a chance to tell the story of your life, but when you do how would you tell it? Recent research has shown that the way you tell the story of your life has an impact on your personality and your well-being. In this post, we take a look at how [...]

  • defensive pessimism

How Defensive Pessimism Can Help You Cope with Anxiety

By |2020-06-01T22:17:30+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Stop telling people that everything is going to be fine. Sometimes it isn’t, and this is where defensive pessimism helps us cope with that fact. Not everything in the world goes according to plan. Some things go terribly wrong. For optimists, this can be devastating. You see, optimistic people, while their happiness is usually pretty [...]