Catastrophizing- What It Is and How To Stop It?

We all have at least one person in our lives who makes a big deal over nothing.  This is the person who literally cries over the proverbial spilled milk.  You tend to feel badly for this person when they get themselves all worked up, but on the other hand, you are fascinated by them at […]

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7 Reasons Open Relationships Don’t Work

An open relationship is a type of relationship status where a couple agrees to be physically and sexually intimate with other people.  The relationship can be a dating relationship or a marriage.  Thus, a male or female can potentially have several other sexual partners in addition to the main relationship.  Open relationships spark the old […]

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What are Friends with Benefits?

Seinfeld was dubbed “the show about nothing” and aired for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.  Arguably, its popularity soared because it cleverly addressed a multitude of issues through unique storylines and plot twists.  Seinfeld centered on the lives of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer and followed them through their everyday travels and many, many […]

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Good Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Plainly put, finding a job is stressful.  You must study job postings, spruce up your resume, and dress to impress.  If you are lucky enough to get a response to your spectacularly worded cover letter, you are invited to interview for a position.  You then have a set period of time to “wow” your potential […]


Somnophilia-Sexual Attraction To Those Unconscious

In January 2019, a story broke of a twenty-nine year old woman who gave birth to a baby boy in a long-term care facility in Phoenix, Arizona.  This story by itself would probably not have garnered much attention, but ended up in the public eye after learning that this woman was in a vegetative state […]



Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test in the 1940’s.  The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was established from the work of Carl Jung, who theorized about personality types in the 1920’s.  In his research, Jung alleged that four psychological measures, sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking, depict how […]


How To Spot People That Use Others

Can you recall a time in your life when you were used?  Unfortunately for most of us, this usually occurs sometime early in life.  Some of us might have been used for our intelligence, some for our athleticism, and others for our popularity.  Can you remember the moment when you realized that you were being […]


How to Spot a Misogynist

From a young age, we are taught to treat others as we would like to be treated.  Unfortunately, some children miss the memo and go on to treat others very poorly.  Children progress through various developmental stages on their way to maturity.  In preschool and elementary school, kids are primarily interested in same sex friendships.  […]


Is Therapy Really Worth It?

Historically, therapy has gotten a bad rap.  Before mental health was researched or understood, individuals were deemed crazy if they displayed or admitted a mental health condition.  Moreover, it was assumed that they would take a trip to the “loony bin” or to a padded cell with Mrs. Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s […]



Personality psychology is the branch of psychology devoted to personality.  Personality psychology professes that an individual’s personality develops early in life and continues to develop throughout their lifespan.  Several theories of personality teach that the majority of traits develop during early childhood, that personality is relatively established by late adolescence, and that personality can continue […]