For many of us, self-control is hard. We want to do it, but just can’t seem to “force ourselves”. When you think that you are not disciplined and have no self-control, you start feeling ashamed of your lack of resolve, and that feeling makes it even harder to become disciplined and to show self-control. It’s a circle that needs intervention to break out of. Intervention does not have to be enforced by someone else; you can do it yourself, and the process can be quite enjoyable. …
“S”, a new friend of mine was in an abusive relationship for three years, and she didn’t even know what was happening to her.
Her boyfriend was not aggressive. He was not a drunk nor did he do drugs. He did not beat her. She felt safe with him, until her left for another.
When she came to me to talk about what happened I was shocked. What she told me about her relationship raised all the red flags of narcissistic abuse, but same as many others, she did not know what was happening to her.
Have you ever felt like you don’t deserve what you have achieved? That you somehow cheated your way into your current job? Do you live with a constant fear of being ‘found out’ or exposed as incompetent and a fraud? If your answer is yes to any of these questions (I know mine is), then there is a good chance that you suffer from Impostor Syndrome.
Impostor Syndrome represents a spectrum of feelings and thoughts that range from mild to severe. In its mild form, Impostor Syndrome manifests as irrational worries of being ‘not as good as everyone thinks you…
When we talk about memory, it’s usually to complain about its failure. If we were able to successfully recall everything we needed to recall, we would never feel the need to talk about memory. After all, memorization is a subconscious process that takes place without our active attention, right?
While some of the processes of “making memories” happen inside the brain, where we cannot sense it or control it, we have great control over what we choose to remember. I will tell you how in a few moments.
Psychologists have been interested in studying human memory for decades; they…
Psychology is all about studying the human mind and trying to decipher the motives behind human behavior.
Psychologists perform numerous studies every year on both people and animals, and from the results of these studies they produce practical step-by-step applications that people can employ to improve their lives. One of the popular fields for psychological studies is learning.
Psychologists carry on studies to understand how people can improve their academic performance during various levels of their school career.
Being a student of psychology myself, I have benefited from several applications produced by contemporary psychologists that provide sound, practical advice on…
To anyone who is well-versed in personality types and cognitive functions, this article might seem too simple. It is, however, a first in a series that is intended to cover all the known personality and cognitive development theories. You can consider it a refresher.
The book contained a new theory he introduced after years of studying human behavior. The oversimplification of his idea is: Humans have diverse types. Those types are predetermined based on brain wiring and develop as people go through life experiences.
She sent me a message yesterday asking a direct and honest question,
“Am I flammable? Are people afraid of my reactions?”
The answer I had for her was non-diplomatic, “Yes, you are. And yes, they are.”
My twenty-years-old cousin is a university student, and she has been facing some difficulties when dealing with her friends and colleagues.
She thinks that people don’t take matters seriously enough. That they ignore signs of problems and prefer to go with the flow instead of making a stand for what they believe is right.
They, on the other hand, think she is easy to…
I would like to apologize in advance for the horrible expressions used in the story. They are copied verbatim from the mouth of the person who said them.
You can know a great deal about someone by noticing what subjects they choose to discuss. That’s why I wasn’t impressed with Mr. K when he decided to make a series of negative statements about “Indians” the first time I met him.
“If you want to keep your money safe in a reserve, put it under a pair of work boots”, he said. Implicating that indigenous people don’t like, and don’t want…
“You use the word and too much. You should consider replacing it with another word, or just a full-stop.”
That was a comment I got from my friend Simone on one of the chapters of the novel I am writing. Simone and I are partners in a writer’s group I joined 6 months ago.
I never noticed I was using the word and too much. But when I reviewed my writing, it was true. Without her comment, I would’ve never improved.
Another useful comment from Maxwell read as follows:
“Using food references to describe skin color is not advised. …
Anyone who studies Psychology or has an interest in the subject will tell you that there is no one way to motivate people.
People are so different and diverse. Their minds work in different ways. Their childhood experiences and traumas make them unique and special beings.
So, standing in front of thousands of people and telling ALL of them that doing what you say is going to change their lives for the better is a bold claim that is not supported by science.
It’s true that some people can benefit from Tony shouting and them. …
Student of Psychology. Engineer. I write to help people understand themselves, realize their potential, and live happier, stress-free lives.