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Category: Psychology

The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder

The Science Behind Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD

We all experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Some of us can escape with no enduring effects. But for many, the experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Why So Many People Want To Be Writers [The School Of Life]

Why So Many People Want To Be Writers

Many people yearn to be a writer because there is no one in the vicinity who will listen. They start to long to set down their memories and emotions on a page and to send them out into the wider world because their friends can’t be bothered to hear them, because their partners are preoccupied and because it’s been agonisingly long since anyone gave them respect and attention.

Why Do You Feel Butterflies In Your Stomach?

Why Do You Feel Butterflies In Your Stomach?

When you lock eyes with your secret crush, or have to go to an interview for a life-changing job opportunity, you start to feel that strange, fluttering sensation in your stomach: butterflies. Why is that?

Why It Is So Hard To Live In The Present Moment

Why Is It So Hard To Live In The Present?

The period of time we find most difficult to inhabit is the present. But what makes it so hard for us to experience the present, especially the beautiful moments, properly? And what makes us enjoy and appreciate what has happened when it's firmly over?

Why We Pick Difficult Partners

Why Do We Pick Difficult Partners?

Unless you're an introvert (like me), you are allowed to get together with pretty much anyone you like. But, why do people tend to choose difficult partners?

on feeling ugly

Why Do We Feel Ugly And Unattractive?

Feeling ugly and unattractive is something you have experienced at some point of your life. The problem is not with your face or the clothes you wear. You feel ugly because things have gone wrong at a psychological level, not a physical one.

how to deal with manipulative people

How To Deal With Manipulative People

You have probably come across that one person who always gets what they want, tears down your confidence and always plays the victim no matter what happens. Well, that person is an emotional manipulator. I know it's scary because it can be anyone - your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or relatives.

bipolar disorder

What Is Being Bipolar Like?

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive psychosis, is a condition that manifests in the brain and is defined by repeated episodes of depression and extreme mania (excessive euphoria and overactivity). Here's what it's like to have bipolar disorder.

Why Humans Are Natural Liars

Why Humans Are Natural Liars

Study says 60 percent of humans lie at least once during a typical 10-minute conversation and tell an average two to three lies during that short timeframe. This means that […]

are intelligent people more lonely

Are Intelligent People More Lonely?

Intelligent people are less likely to spend time socializing because they don’t want to be prevented from putting their attention where they want it. But, is it really true that […]

How Can You Change Somebody’s Opinion?

Facts don’t convince people. Especially if they already have an opinion of their own. I mean, you have probably come across people who conspicuously overlook the facts and put their […]