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

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…

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

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…

What Is a Shadow Self and Why It’s Important to Embrace It

Carl Jung was the first psychiatrist to propose the theory that our minds are split into two very different archetypes: the persona and the shadow self. The persona is derived from a Latin word that means ‘mask’ and it means the person we present to the world, the person we…

Top 10 Careers with the Most Psychopaths – Did Your Profession Make the List?

These are top 10 careers in which you are most likely to meet a psychopath. If your idea of a psychopath is a disturbed killer, wandering the streets at night, deciding on who his next murder victim is going to be, you might be surprised. Psychopaths live in today’s society.…

Gaslighting: the Subtle Form of Psychological Manipulation Psychopaths Use

There are many forms of psychological manipulation. Today, we will talk about Gaslighting. Gaslighting is a term used by psychologists to describe tactics employed by certain types of people when they try to manipulate their victims into thinking they are going mad. Where did the term gaslighting come from? The…

The 4 Jungian Archetypes and Why They Matter in Your Personal and Spiritual Evolution

The four Jungian Archetypes can be a powerful tool for spiritual evolution and can help you reach your full potential in life. The psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung proposed that everyone’s personality contains elements of four major archetypes. These archetypes provide models for our behavior and influence the way we…