self-analysis

Home/Tag: self-analysis
  • cognitive ease

What Is Cognitive Ease and How It Blocks Your Critical Thinking

By |2020-03-29T19:06:43+02:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Now before you start reading this article, I just want to promise you it is not a political piece. I am only using an event in recent British politics to highlight a way of thinking called cognitive ease. Last December, the Conservative Party won the General Election with a huge majority not seen since WWII. [...]

  • dreams about the ocean

Dreams about the Ocean: Interpretations and Meanings

By |2020-03-22T17:16:17+02:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Dreaming about the ocean can be relaxing, exhilarating or downright terrifying. To understand dreams about the ocean, you have to look at the condition and the context of the ocean. However, as a rule of thumb, oceans represent our emotions, often hidden deep within our subconscious. So whenever you are analysing oceans in dreams, take [...]

  • known unknowns unknown unknowns

Known Unknowns vs Unknown Unknowns: Two Sides of Ignorance

By |2020-03-14T17:38:47+02:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you how a CD worked, how confident would you feel in explaining it to me? Let’s say from 1-10? A 7, 8 perhaps? Okay, go on then, explain it, but in so much detail that I completely understand. Not so confident now? We’re talking about a phenomenon called known unknowns and unknown [...]

  • cognitive effects

6 Cognitive Effects That Distort the Way You Think

By |2020-03-06T16:28:43+02:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Cognitive effects can distort the way you think, increase anxiousness, and lead to numerous other difficulties. However, they are usually thought patterns viewing reality in an inaccurate and, typically, negative way. An example might be thinking “I am the unluckiest person on the planet”. As a result of this sort of thinking, or when experiencing [...]

  • death drive

What Is Freud’s Death Drive and How It Governs Your Life

By |2020-02-29T20:09:30+02:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that feels a little frisson or thrill whenever you hear about a major fatality? Don’t worry, you’re not a psychopath, but you might just be confirming Freud’s death drive. Sigmund Freud's Life Instinct and Death Drive Sigmund Freud theorised that we all have two major opposing forces working within [...]

  • blaming yourself

The Toxic Habit of Blaming Yourself for Everything and How to Stop It

By |2020-02-03T22:54:18+02:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Blaming yourself for everything will not solve all the problems. In fact, it will cause many more. It has to stop. I have an example of two sides of a coin that are both toxic – that would be self-blame and being irresponsible. Honestly, I don’t know which one is worse. These traits come from [...]

  • Brain Dump Technique

How to Use a Brain Dump Technique to Gain Clarity and Solve Any Problem

By |2020-01-27T20:23:48+02:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

The clutter of thoughts in our brains can sometimes be overwhelming. It can make us feel anxious, stressed, and locked in an unproductive thought cycle that serves to work against us. The brain dump technique is a great way of decluttering your brain and can help you to solve a problem that previously seemed impossible. [...]

  • Fear of the Unknown

8 Signs Fear of the Unknown Is Keeping You Stuck in Life and What to Do

By |2020-03-24T16:40:54+02:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

The fear of the unknown could also be seen as a fear of failure. Let’s face it, the unknown may or may not work. That’s the biggest catch. There are those, most of us even, that feel better living an easy convenient life void of too many surprises. Sometimes my life is like that because [...]