Punctual people may believe that late people are passive-aggressive and that their time is more valuable than those who wait for them. But reasons for lateness are generally more complex. The reason may be the opposite of arrogance. It could be that they don’t value themselves enough. If thisContinue Reading Over the last 25 years, psychologists have found that personalities coalesce around five basic traits, dubbed the Big Five. Everyone can be described as having varying levels of agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, extroversion and openness to experience. Contrary to common perception, people aren’t confined to certain personality types. Usually, noContinue Reading #dissociation #depersonalization & #derealization – understanding #unreality and #feelingunreal #dpdr — Trauma Dissociation (@TraumaDID) December 7, 2019 Many people with this disorder have a history of childhood trauma; particularly emotional abuse and emotional neglect. Other known factors include witnessing domestic violence, by raised by a parent with serious mentalContinue Reading For the introvert, Christmas is definitely not the most wonderful time of the year; withdrawn and reflective sorts often fear the festive season, with the office party ranking most stressful of all. “Many people think that introverts are shy, but introversion is really not related to shyness at all,”Continue Reading Is there a better use of my time? I believe that to be the most beneficial rule of thumb. Using that rule of thumb before making even minor decisions can make the difference between being productive, worthy, and in control of your life versus feeling ineffectual and overwhelmed. ForceContinue Reading

Want to boost your well-being while you’re on social media? Try these three tricks. — Psychology Today (@PsychToday) November 10, 2019 1. Reframe your experience The ability to regulate and manage our emotions crucially affects how we experience negative emotions, and therefore, how resilient we are. One strategy, inContinue Reading 1. Anxiety shuts down your rational brain. When you get anxious, your amygdala fires up, sends chemicals to your frontal lobe, your rational brain, and it goes offline. 2. Anxiety is generally about the future. While anxiety can take several forms — generalized anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorderContinue Reading “We wanted to see whether Google searches on ‘anxiety’ indicate people’s felt anxiety. And we wanted to see whether we could use Google search rate to improve our understanding of anxiety.” Japan’s government periodically conducts a nationally-representative health survey, which includes a widely used measure of psychological distress andContinue Reading