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Psychology | Personality

What Are Ego Blind Spots?

An essay encourages people to consider their “ego blind spots”: hidden drives and assumptions that prompt us to keep repeating destructive knee-jerk reactions and behaviors. Is it possible to find these blind spots and reconsider (or eliminate) them?

Psychology | Personality

Coping Styles That Will Ease Your Worries

If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, here are two coping styles that will help ease your worries. Because when you're stressed it's important to have a plan.

Psychology | Personality

A new "intelligence" test has been developed by psychologists — Quartz

But many have argued that evaluating something as complex as intelligence using just one measure is bound to be wrong.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How I Learned That You Have the Power to Change Your Own Life

There were moments when it was easier to walk away, but I learned that change happens when you decide to keep going.

Psychology | Personality

Desiring to alter personality not enough unless you take concrete action to change –

By Christian Jarrett. Active behavioural change is required to achieve shifts in personality.

Psychology | Personality

The Science Behind Why We Procrastinate — Breather Insights

Procrastination is a near-universal experience. Who hasn’t felt the impulse to briefly shrink away from our responsibilities to check our feeds, gossip with coworkers or just stare off into space?

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Yes, Violent Video Games Trigger Aggression, but Debate Lingers - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Struggling in the Dark - Mindful

Lots of research tells us what the best habits are around sleep, but if we are trying too hard day and night, rest may not come easily.

Psychology | Personality

Your Personality Doesn't Change Much When You're Drunk, Study Finds

If you think you've got an alter ego when you're drunk, think again. A new study finds your personality actually isn't all that different while intoxicated.

Psychology | Personality

Why Children From Abusive Families Analyze Every Single Detail

It is a well-known fact our families are one of the guiding factors that shape our personalities while we're growing up. Parents raise us to the best of their

Psychology | Personality

This Is the Age When Your Self-Esteem Is Highest, Study Says | Time

A new study looks at how self-esteem changes with age, beginning from childhood to old age. Here's when self-esteem is highest.

Psychology | Personality

What do gut decisions reveal about us?

A new study compares the psychological effects of intuitive decisions based on the proverbial gut feeling with decisions made after careful deliberation.

Psychology | Personality

Who to trust: Study shows guilt-prone people are more trustworthy — Quartz at Work

New research from the University of Chicago suggests trustworthiness is actually linked to guilt.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains? - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Personality

Five myths about anger - The Washington Post

No, venting and breaking things won’t really calm your rage.

Psychology | Personality

How to Stop Taking Everything Personally | Psychology Today

When you engage in this type of thinking, you see yourself as the cause of things you're not responsible for. For this reason, personalization is also a major source of self-blame.

Psychology | Personality

What is synesthesia?

People with synesthesia experience unique perceptual cross-overs, such as associating letters or sounds to colors. Learn more about it in this Spotlight.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Understanding Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

The term "passive-aggressive" is used to describe behavior that expresses defiance or hostility indirectly, rather than openly.

Psychology | Personality

Study: High-Empathy People Process Music Differently In The Brain - Study Finds

People who more deeply feel the happiness or sadness of others process music differently in the brain than people who do not possess such high levels empathy, a new study finds.

Psychology | Personality

Reducing trait anxiety by implanting false positive memories – Research Digest

The results suggest it may be possible to exploit the known malleability of memory to edit people's very sense of self. By Christian Jarrett

Psychology | Personality

The Edge Effect: People Who Have Deep Relationships with Foreigners are More Creative

There is great comfort in the familiar. It's one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From sc

Psychology | Personality

The Key To Success Could Be Your Attitude – Not Your Intelligence | Thrive Global

According to new research from Stanford University, it may be time to change your mindset.

News | The News

Quiz: Birth Order and Personality, Relationships, Theory, and More

Take this WebMD quiz to find out how your birth order may affect who you are.

Psychology | Personality

Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different? - The Atlantic

The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.

Psychology | Personality

Beneath the Mask of Toughness: What I Lost on the Wrestling Mat

“For a long time, I thought wrestling had changed me. Yet wrestling did not erase my fear — it only made my body stronger, more the equal of my heart.” A former wrestler reflects on the strength the sport was able to give him — and the courage he

Psychology | Personality

The 2 Lessons About Happiness That Completely Changed My Mindset

Don't avoid the negative thoughts you may be having. Instead, draw from these ideas to help change your mindset.

Psychology | Personality

Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contribut

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How Useful Is Fear? - The Atlantic

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Can Nostalgia Help Loneliness?

Research suggests that nostalgia can help loneliness, mental health, performance science, depression, positivity and emotion. Feeling nostalgia is good!

Psychology | Personality

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Do you wish you had more self-esteem? These 7 thinking habits will help you become more confident and mentally strong.

Psychology | Personality

Why You Need to Be Good at Reading Your Emotions | Psychology Today

Being able to read other people’s emotions is important for your relationships, but according to new research, it’s just as important to read your own with clarity.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

Psychology | Personality

I Belong, Therefore I Am? | The Immeasurable

What does group behavior tell us about the inner life of individuals? The perils of identity and why we want to belong to groups. I Belong, Therefore I Am?

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Advice From Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely

A new study highlights how widespread the loneliness epidemic really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when you feel alone or isolated.

Psychology | Personality

How to Be Better at Uncertainty

The benefits of uncertainty include better decision-making, increased empathy, and increased creativity.

Psychology | Personality

There Is Always Another Part: An Origin Story

How one author's words led me to an insight which continues to shape both my personal and professional lives.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

When You Love Clutter and Your Partner Is a Minimalist

Living together is tough when one member of the relationship is a pack rat and the other hates having too much stuff.

Psychology | Personality

The Shape of Bipolarity

Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

There’s no significant connection between your personality as a teenager and a septuagenarian — Quartz

Look at a photo of yourself as a teenager and, mistaken fashion choices aside, it’s likely you see traces of the same person with the same personality quirks as you are today. But whether or not you truly are the same person over a lifetime—and what t

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to Change Your Personality -- Science of Us

A big new study promises you are (probably) not stuck with yourself.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Easy Ways to Network for People Who Loathe Networking

You don't need to be the most outgoing person in the world to succeed at networking—we promise.

Advice & Self-Help | Lifestyle

10 Signs You Are Probably An Ambivert

by Anisha Tyagi, LifeHack Nowadays, if you identify as an introvert or an extravert, the internet is a wonderful resource for you to affirm your sense of self, find a community of similar individua...

News | Interesting Links

3 secrets to the billionaire personality

"Billionaires are different," a report on billionaire personality traits said, citing three personality traits that are "essential" for success.

News | Interesting Links

Two Personality Traits Which Predict Long Life

Why friends are better at predicting how long you’ll live from personality traits. Men with conscientious personality traits and those who are open to experience live longer, a new study finds. For women, those who are more agreeable and emotionally st

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.